Why Are Backpacks Not Allowed In Stadiums?

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Some stadiums do allow backpacks as long as they are clear and measure 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or less. Here is a list of stadiums that do allow clear backpacks. 

The purpose of the stadium policies is to establish a standard bag size and type, for speedy processing of fans through security.  Clear tote bags 12″ x 6″ x 12″ make it easier to spot weapons and contraband and tend to be smaller than most backpacks. If the venue you are attending does not allow clear backpacks we encourage you to use a standard clear bag 12″ x 6″ x 12″.

 

why are backpacks not allowed in stadiums

 NOTE: Below is a list of a few stadiums that do allow clear backpacks. 

Most large stadiums and arenas have implemented clear bag policies that limit the size and types of bags of attendees. This aims to provide a safer environment for spectators; as well as faster entry into the events by allowing security personnel to quickly identify the contents of a each bag. 

According to the current NFL Clear Bag Policy “Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions*, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.”

Not every sports venue and concert venue is as strict as the NFL.  Some clear bag policies may differ slightly. Some facilities do allow clear backpacks as long as they meet certain size requirements. 

Below are some popular venues that have implemented a clear bag policy. We have made a note of the stadiums that allow clear backpacks. 

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CLEAR BACKPACKS ALLOWED

  • University of Notre Dame Clear Bag Policy- Clear Backpacks & Clear Fanny Packs Allowed.
  • Camping World Stadium Clear Bag Policy- Clear backpacks & Clear Fanny packs allowed.
  • California Rodeo Salinas Clear Bag Policy-Clear fanny packs, clear backpacks or a clear bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” are allowed.
  • Kino Sports Complex Clear Bag Policy-Allows clear backpacks & clear fanny packs.
  • Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear fanny packs and clear backpacks allowed as long as they do not exceed 12"x12"x6”.
  • K-State Clear Bag Policy-Clear fanny packs and clear backpacks allowed as long as they do not exceed 12"x12"x6”.
  • The University of Alabama Clear Bag Policy-“All clear bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" are permissible (backpacks, drawstring bags, fanny packs, etc.)“
  • Gillette Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Policy just states 12” x 12” x 6”. It does not reference backpacks. 
  • Banc Of California Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Policy just states 12” x 12” x 6”. It does not reference backpacks.
  • Mercedes Benz Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Policy just states 12” x 12” x 6”.  It does not reference backpacks.
  • Levi's® Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks allowed but no larger than 12” x 6” x 12".
  • Allegiant Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks allowed but no larger than 12” x 6” x 12"
  • Lumen Field Clear Bag Policy-Clear backpacks no larger than 12” x 12” and have no more than 2 pockets.

 

    CLEAR BACKPACKS NOT ALLOWED

    • AT&T Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Caesars Superdome Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Heinz Field Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Toyota Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • State Farm Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Hertz Arena Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • North Florida Osprey Clear Bag Policy-Clear fanny packs allowed. Clear backpacks not allowed.
    • Iowa Events Center Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Liberty First Credit Union Arena Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • LJVM Coliseum Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Soldier Field Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • TDECU Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed
    • NRG Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Rose Bowl Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Hard Rock Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Lincoln Financial Field Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • US Bank Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Empower Field at Mile High Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed.
    • Nissan Stadium Clear Bag Policy-Clear Backpacks Not Allowed. 

    We encourage fans to contact the specific concert venue or stadium for the most up to date clear bag policy information.

    Click Here for a list of Stadium Approved Bags. 



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