2023 NBA Clear Bag Policy

2023 NBA Clear Bag Policy

In an effort to enhance safety and expedite stadium entry, the NBA continues to enforce its clear bag policy. This policy, crucial for maintaining security at games, impacts what types of bags fans can bring into stadiums.


Specifics of the NBA Clear Bag Policy:

  • The NBA has implemented a clear bag policy across the league.
  • At the Smoothie King Center, all bags must be clear and under 14″ x 14″ x 6″.
  • Gallon-sized Ziploc bags and small clutches no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ are also permitted.
  • Service animals assisting ADA patrons are allowed, but other animals are generally prohibited.
  • Banners, signs, and flags are allowed if they are in good taste and meet the venue's specific requirements​.


If you're gearing up for an NBA game or concert, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the venue's clear bag policies.


Given recent pandemic-related developments and potential security updates, we recommend visiting the official website of the specific stadium you plan to attend for the latest and most accurate information.

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