Riders staff will be searching bags for beverages

Rider fans might be surprised to find security tightened up from now on. Rider fans might be surprised to find security tightened up from now on. (Canadian Press)

People hoping to bring drinks into Saskatchewan Roughrider home games could find tighter security this season.

Security is being stepped up and staff will be checking bags at the gates.

Gregg Sauter, the vice president of marketing for the Canadian Football League team, said it’s not that the rules are changing, it’s just that they’re being enforced more rigorously.

The club wants to make sure nobody is bringing in any beverages, except for sealed water bottles.

“You can bring in as many bottles of water as you like, just try and keep them unopened,” he said.

“We’re pretty good about that, but we will be doing more bag checks, just making sure things that aren’t supposed to be in aren’t coming in.”

The Riders’ home opener is tonight against the Calgary Stampeders.

Food Drink Rules in CFL Stadiums:

What can you bring to a CFL game?

B.C. Place, Vancouver

The following items are prohibited:

Alcoholic beverages, Bottles, Cans, Food products.

Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton

Please do not bring:

Any peanut products, Water bottles larger than one litre, Alcohol, Drugs, Glass.

McMahon Stadium, Calgary

Items not permitted to be brought into McMahon Stadium:

Food/Beverages (including alcohol), Containers (including cans/bottles and coolers).

Mosaic Stadium, Regina

The only beverages allowed to be brought into Mosaic Stadium are unopened bottles of water.

Investors Group Field, Winnipeg

No outside food with the exception of single-serving snacks (e.g., chocolate bar, carrots, etc…).

No outside beverages. No outside alcohol. No flasks, Ice bags, Ice chests, Coolers or Picnic baskets.

Alumni Stadium, Guelph (Hamilton Tiger-Cats)

The following items are not allowed into Alumni Stadium:

Bottles, Cans, Outside food and Beverages, Outside alcoholic beverages.

Rogers Centre, Toronto

The following items are prohibited at Rogers Centre:

Hard-sided coolers, Alcoholic beverages, Cans, Glass bottles, Plastic bottles larger than 600mL.

Percival Molson Stadium, Montreal

Fans are not permitted to enter Percival Molson Stadium with Alcohol, Controlled or illegal substances and/or Illegal drugs.

Coolers, Food and Beverages purchased outside the stadium cannot be brought into the stadium.


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