NFL Stadium Bag Guidelines

NFL Stadium Bag Guidelines

It’s not AS bad as going through airport security, but stadium security is pretty darn strict. Find out what you can and can’t have with you as you enter through the security checkpoint at Soldier Field.

The Bears, and all NFL teams, have implemented a new policy affecting the type of bags allowed into the stadium. Fans are encouraged to NOT bring a bag into the stadium at all,  but one approved bag per person is allowed.

Click HERE to view the Approved Bags video on the Bears website.


Approved bags include:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and to not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon clear resealable freezer bags no larger than 10″ x 10″
  • Clutch purse (the size of a hand) with wrist or shoulder strap no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • Medical bags for accompanying patron

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Non-approved bags include:

  • Backpacks (even clear backpacks) or cinch bags
  • Coolers
  • Binocular and camera cases
  • Seat custion with pocket, flaps, or zippered covers
  • Tinted plastic bag or plastic bag with a printed pattern
  • Fanny packs
  • Tote bags, beach bags, mesh bags, diaper bags
  • Purses (except tiny clutch purses)


Prohited Items include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beach balls and balloons
  • Cameras with lenses longer than 6″ when extended
  • Cans, bottles, flasks etc
  • Clothing or signage with offensive or vulgar language
  • Confetti
  • Coolers/ice chests
  • Fireworks, smoke bombs
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laser pointers/pens
  • Noise making devices (cowbell, horn, whistle etc.)
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Video or movie camera
  • Weapons
  • Any items deemed dangerous or inappropriate





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