Security at large Los Angeles-area venues was uppermost on officials’ minds Saturday as StubHub Center launched a new crackdown on what you can bring to Galaxy events and the Hollywood Bowl began permanent use of metal detectors.

An updated bag policy at StubHub Center will be in effect for the first time Saturday when the Los Angeles Galaxy play host to the Houston Dynamo.

Clear plastic or clear vinyl bags not exceeding 12 inches by six inches by 12 inches will be permitted, along with one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags.

Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags.

Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for that purpose, an official with the Major League Soccer team said.

At the Hollywood Bowl’s official season-opening concert Saturday night with The Moody Blues, officials will be using permanently installed metal detectors to screen everyone. A spokesperson said the move was not in response to any specific terrorist attack, such as the May deadly events in Manchester, England.

At StubHub Center on the campus of Cal State University Dominguez Hills, prohibited items include purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

More information on the bag policy is available online at

The first 12,500 fans entering the stadium Saturday will receive a clear, Galaxy-branded bag. Season-ticket holders can receive a complimentary clear Galaxy bag that can be collected at the Item Pick-Up booth on June 24 and July 4.

Clear Galaxy bags will be available for purchase at the Galaxy Team Store. Clear bags are also included with the Cozmo Club membership that benefits the LA Galaxy Foundation.

—City News Service

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