Big handbags and backpacks are no longer allowed inside Wichita’s Intrust Bank Arena.
The venue made the policy change on Monday in an effort to increase the level of safety for patrons and employees.
Arena General Manager AJ Boleski says bags must be within 14-inches long and 14-inches wide or smaller.
"All the bags–we'll be searching, and then no backpacks will be allowed whatsoever. We will allow diaper bags and medical bags, but they will be searched as well."
Boleski says the change in security measures is in line with industry standards.