Friday, June 15, 2018
This review is targeted at entrance policies, as well as location of the venue. Normally, large stadiums/venues are positioned near public transportation, or at least provide a shuttle to public transportation options. This was not the case with the xfinity center, so we chose to take a taxi to the stadium from the train station, and therefore did not have a parked car at the venue. I am aware that the stadium does not allow backpacks. I was carrying a backpack-style purse (which are trendy these days) that easily fit the stadium size constraints. The entrance guards would not let me bring in the purse because of its shape, despite being able to see the entire interior, and even though I could also carry it as a purse instead of a backpack. They forced me to take out everything in the purse to carry and literally throw it away since I did not have a car to store it in. Once inside, I immediately spotted at least 3 other people with bags of the same style, and when I pointed it out to the guard who had denied me entrance, he just shrugged and said "well I don't know who let them in". If you're going to have such ridiculous policies, then at the very least they should be enforced consistently. I lost a valuable personal item because of this policy for no apparent reason. Could I have brought a different purse of the same size but different shape? Yes, but this purse had not caused me issues at other similar venues and therefore I had no reason to believe it would be a problem here. Very disappointing.