Xcel Energy Bag Policy to Change

Xcel Energy Bag Policy to Change Click to Enlarge Photo: Xcel Energy Center/Facebook

(KNSI) – Some policy changes are going affect how people pay for stuff, what they can bring, and where they can go at the Xcel Energy Center.

Starting October 15th, the same bag policy used for Minnesota Wild games will apply to all events at the St. Paul arena due to safety reasons.

Attendees will only be allowed to bring a clear tote, plastic gallon storage bag, or a purse about the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap.

The venue will also no longer allow guests to leave and re-enter for any reason, including to smoke.

That policy is effective Monday.

The arena is updating its payment systems, too.

Starting Thursday, the Xcel Energy Center will have dedicated electronic payment systems at select locations that will only accept credit cards, gift cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.