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VeeNMaria4Eva
Aug 25th, 2004, 05:41 PM
Or do they arrest us if we're evil enough to have a bag of chips or a cookie on us.

VeeNMaria4Eva
Aug 25th, 2004, 05:50 PM
I got my answer:

Food Prohibited (except in small quantities, or for medical, dietary or infant purposes).

I wonder what they mean by "small quantities". It could mean anything.

Crazy Canuck
Aug 25th, 2004, 05:52 PM
I assume that means that you can't bring in an entire cooler ;)

I will bring some energy bars and maybe a bagel. I'm hypogycemic. If they want me passing out at their matches and giving them bad press, well, that is their call.

Crazy Canuck
Aug 25th, 2004, 05:52 PM
If the food prices weren't so ridiculous I wouldn't mind their food policy.

Crazy Canuck
Aug 25th, 2004, 05:52 PM
What's the deal on bags?

VeeNMaria4Eva
Aug 25th, 2004, 05:54 PM
I'm gonna bring tons of food for medical purposes. ;)

VeeNMaria4Eva
Aug 25th, 2004, 05:55 PM
Prohibited Items

Sealed packages of any kind
Briefcases
Knapsacks/backpacks
Hard coolers or like containers
Glass bottles or cans
Aerosol cans or noisemaking devices
Alcoholic beverages
Commercial video cameras or recording devices
Computers or laptops
Food (except in small quantities, or for medical, dietary or infant purposes)
Weapons (regardless of permit)
Pets (unless a service animal)
Banners or signs
Laser pointing devices
Bicycles, scooters of any type, in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards

Linnie
Aug 25th, 2004, 06:08 PM
I'm sure they do mean large cooler-sized portions. I plan to bring at least a sandwich and water - they can't arrest me for that ;)

dylan24
Aug 25th, 2004, 06:32 PM
last year, they let you bring in backpacks. they just search them.

VeeNMaria4Eva
Aug 25th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Yeah... Surely they aren't going to refuse people in with a backpack, they just have to check it.

Chris_G
Aug 25th, 2004, 07:26 PM
What's the deal on bags?
"There will be a limit of one bag per person admitted onto the grounds. All bags are subject to search and must not be larger than 12" W x 12" H x 16" L. There will be no baggage check on the grounds again this year. Speed lines for fans without bags will be available at all gates." Don't know how strictly that part about the bag size is enforced.

clonesheep
Aug 25th, 2004, 09:24 PM
I got my answer:

Food Prohibited (except in small quantities, or for medical, dietary or infant purposes).

I wonder what they mean by "small quantities". It could mean anything.

IIRC, last year they allowed each person to bring in a sandwich and a bottled water, or something like that. It's a good idea to bring your own water. A bottled water costs around $3 on the ground, which is the biggest rip-off of all.

usatennis1
Aug 26th, 2004, 04:58 PM
I brought food last year and will bring some this year too. I guess it was in the range of what they said on the website:


http://www.usopen.org/en_US/about/security.html

All bags are subject to search and must not be larger than 12"Wx12"Hx16"L.
Food (except in small quantities, or for medical, dietary or infant purposes)

It was some sandwiches, bottled water and chips. :bounce:

wanda22
Aug 27th, 2004, 01:18 AM
The security guys have been instructed to be extra strict this year. I work on site and when the tournament starts, they are even going to search every car's trunk AND look underneath it with mirrors. (this is for cars parked in one of the lots). We aren't even exactly sure what the food allowance is, but just don't bring a cooler.