2018 Enhanced Security Procedures


CWS fans…..as you are making plans for the 2018 NCAA® MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES®, keep in mind the new enhanced Security Procedures at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. This includes the new “Clear Bag” policy. This policy follows best practices that are occurring at stadiums and ballparks across the country.

Items permitted will include clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags. Additionally, small clutch-sized bags will still be allowed after proper inspection.

Here are the main components of the new bag policy:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bags permitted after search (when applicable)
  • Diaper bags must also adhere to these guidelines
  • Small or clutch-sized purses or wallets, not exceeding 4.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches long are permitted
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags are also acceptable (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • No large purses, bags, backpacks or fanny-packs will be allowed inside the arena or stadium
  • MECA staff-members are not allowed to hold bags during an event
  • Exceptions will be made for bags with medical necessity after appropriate inspection

Dimensions for clear bags allowed in CenturyLink Center Omaha arena events measure 12 inches tall by 12 inches long and 6 inches wide.

Click here for the CWS “Clear Bag” informational card.

For a complete list of items prohibited in TD Ameritrade Park Click Here.

The staff at the NCAA Men’s College World Series strive to make the CWS a safe, secure and fan-friendly event. As always, patrons are encouraged to beat the rush of last minute arrivals by arriving early, and budgeting additional time for security screenings.


The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) extended the backstop netting at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The netting now reaches to the outer edge of both dugouts – an additional 84 feet down the foul line. The backstop netting expansion will enhance stadium safety and better protect spectators from foul or stray balls. This added protective measure does not eliminate all danger of objects leaving the field and fans should continue to remain alert.

MECA elected to install backstop netting that is 93% invisible, along with fiber suspension cables providing better visibility and low-glare in person and in pictures. It is the same netting recently installed at the new Atlanta Braves stadium.