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Understanding Stadium Bag Policies: A Guide for Sports Fans

Luke Thomson |

Sports fan with clear tote bag entering stadium

Picture this: You’ve finally arrived at the stadium gate for the game you’ve eagerly anticipated for months. You even secured season tickets and everything! Then you are suddenly stopped and told you cannot get inside with the bag you have with you. Sucks right?

Nothing can ruin your game day faster than being on the wrong side of a bag policy. While this policy may seem like a bunch of bureaucratic nonsense, there are actual reasons behind it.

Let’s get into some stadium bag policies, shall we?

General Stadium Bag Policy Requirements

Stadiums each have their own rules for allowing bags. Typically, that means bags of a certain size and commonly made from clear plastic, vinyl, or PVS. Bags the size of large clutches, units the size of a man’s hand, are usually allowed. Backpacks and larger, non-clear bags are typically banned.

Large bags, coolers, backpacks, and the like are usually the things that get banned. Different stadiums will have different variations of policies, but everyone can agree to this – clear bags are the future.

PNC Park baseball stadium

Specific Policies of Major Stadiums

Dodger Stadium Bag Policy

Clear game day bags below 12" x 12" x 6" and clutch purses smaller than 5” x 8” x 2” are allowed. Diaper bags, for adults and children are also allowed. No other bags will be permitted.

SoFi Stadium Bag Policy

No larger than clear bags below 12" x 12" x 6"; non-clear clutch bags must be below 4" x 6". Diapers and essential medical bags are exempt but subject to inspection. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (1 Ziploc bag or similar) are allowed. Bag policy may change per event at SoFi Stadium so reference the "Know Before You Go" in your pre-event email before the event.

Yankee Stadium Bag Policy

Each person can bring in one soft-sided bag not exceeding 16" x 16" x 8". No hard-sided bags or coolers will be permitted and inspections will be conducted. Bag-bins will be available at the entrance and all items must be able to fit in them without adjustment or modification.

MetLife Stadium Bag Policy

Clear bags are allowed but cannot exceed 12" x 6" x 12". Non-clear bags must not be larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Guests can also bring in a one-gallon Ziploc bag. Exceptions can be made for items that are medically necessary but thorough searches will be conducted.

Nissan Stadium Bag Policy

Nissan Stadium has a stricter rules as they follow NFL clear bag policy. This means that each person can only bring in clear bag sized at or lesser than 12" x 6" x 12". The bag must be clear including diaper bags.

Guests can also bring in 4.5” x 6.5” non-transparent bags but will not be allowed to bring in any non-transparent bigger than that and are not allowed to fold in bags that were not approved into approved ones. Fans advised not to bring bags at all but there are lockers for disallowed items at gates three and nine; prices start from $10.

Busch Stadium Bag Policy

All bags, purses, and soft-sided coolers sized 10" x 8" x 10" and less are allowed. Diaper bags and bags containing medically necessary equipment will be allowed after a search. You can also bring in strollers but make sure you stow it away under your seat where it cannot obstruct other guests.

Gillette Stadium Bag Policy

Only allows clear bags measuring at or under 12" x 12" x 6", one-gallon clear, plastic freezer bag under 11” x 11’, and small wristlets and purses not exceeding 6.5” x 4.5”.

Note: Diapers and essential medical bags are exempt but subject to inspection for all stadiums above.

Benefits of Clear Tote Bags

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There is a simple solution to this bag policy madness: Purchase a clear tote bag! For example, our clear tote bags section has all the greatest bags to make sure you are set for the perfect game day!

Clear tote bags are your ticket to a smooth entry process. They are made using the required vinyl or PVC, and the size is compatible with most stadium’s guidelines. There are many advantages of using clear tote bags for sports games but here are just a few:

  1. Security Compliance
    Clear tote bags make you more secure in any stadium and large venue. These bags are transparent, so security personnel can easily see what is inside the bag without opening it. It offers a more secure environment for everyone.
  2. Ease of Entry
    Clear tote bags in stadiums offer you easy access. Since the security team can see through it, they easily check your bag. Everything is noticeable at a single glance, cut down your time on checking lines. This allows you to reach the stadium entrance faster and enjoy the event without any delay.
  3. Practicality
    The transparency of clear tote bags helps people easily find and access what they're looking for. You don’t have to search through your bag, especially during the busy stadium experience.
  4. Versatility
    Clear tote bags are also versatile; people can use these bags for different purposes. These are great to travel with, for work, and during their daily outings.

A Hassle-Free Game Day

Fans at the baseball stadium

Choosing the right bag on game day will ease your stress, get you seated quickly and have you looking good while also following stadium requirements.

Gone are the days of set-backs with security lines. Instead, with clear bags in tow—and everything in its place—stadium entry will become just part of your routine.

Follow the stadium’s policies, pack your clear tote bag, and get ready to create another chapter of unforgettable moments with your team.