The Final Four San Antonio Organizing Committee on Monday announced that the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four will be enforcing a clear bag policy at all of its official Final Four events.

The enforcement will take place at events such as the men's basketball national semi-finals and finals games to be played March 31 and April 1, as well as the Fan Fest, the music festival, and the NCAA collegiate All-Star game.

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As a result, the Final Four San Antonio Organizing Committee said they are giving out 200,000 free Final Four clear bags throughout the Final Four weekend to be given out in parking lots, hotels, and other public places so that people can put their belongings in the bags before they arrive.

Where to get free clear bags:

Drury Inn Plaza Riverwalk
El Tropicano Riverwalk
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
Grand Hyatt
Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
Holiday Inn Riverwalk
Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites Riverwalk
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Riverwalk/Convention Center
Marriott Plaza
Sheraton Gunter
The St. Anthony Hotel
The Westin Riverwalk
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
Cesar Chavez Blvd & S. Alamo
S. Alamo St. (between E. Commerce St. and E. Market St.)
Tower of the Americas Way & E. Market St.

Where to purchase a clear bag:

Drury Plaza Riverwalk
Grand Hyatt
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
Holiday Inn Downtown Market Square
Holiday Inn Riverwalk
Hotel Contessa
Hyatt Regency
JW Marriott Hill Country
La Quinta Inn & Suites Riverwalk/Convention Center
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
Sheraton Gunter
The Westin Riverwalk
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

RELATED: Alamodome institutes clear bag policy for all events

The weekend event is expected to have an economic impact of $135 million to the San Antonio economy.

Back on June 10, 2017 Alamodome officials instituted their own clear bag policy and officials say they now only allow clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that are no bigger than 12 inches-by-6 inches-by-12 inches.

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During the original announcement officials said that exceptions would be made for medically necessary items and diaper bags, but only after they are thoroughly inspected at entrances.

The policy is said to be in the interest of public safety and that the ban is similar to the NFL’s clear bag policy.

Prohibited items at the Alamodome now include all purses, bags, containers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, computer bags, camera bags, and seat cushions. Binocular cases are also prohibited, but binoculars themselves are allowed and may be worn around the neck.

“The safety of our guests is the Alamodome’s highest priority,” said Nicholas Langella, Alamodome
general manager back in 2017. "We are instituting this policy to enhance public safety and to make entry more efficient and secure by limiting the size and style of bags allowed into our facility. The clear bag reduces the likelihood of faulty bag searches and continues our commitment to the Department of Homeland Security’s ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign.”

Visitors looking for more detailed information about what will and will not be permitted can go to the Alamodome website by clicking here.

Here are some of the planned events for the 2018 NCAA Final Four Weekend:

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