2023 NFL Clear Bag Policy

2023 NFL Clear Bag Policy

In an effort to enhance safety and expedite stadium entry, the NFL 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.

What is the Clear Bag Policy?

The NFL's clear bag policy, aimed at ensuring the safety of fans and speeding up entry into events, restricts the size and type of bags permitted. Exceptions exist for medical or childcare items. It's important to note that bag policies might vary by location, so checking specific stadium rules is advisable​.


Specifics of the NFL Clear Bag Policy:

  • One clear bag made of plastic, vinyl, or PVC, not exceeding 12" x 6" x 12", or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag.
  • A small clutch bag or purse, roughly the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”​.


Non-Compliant Bags:

  • Coolers
  • Briefcases
  • Backpacks
  • Fanny Packs
  • Luggage
  • Seat Cushions with Pockets


Why the Clear Bag Game Plan?

The NFL's strategy is clear: enhance public safety and streamline entry. Transparent bags mean quicker inspections and fewer chances for contraband to sneak past security. It's all about keeping the focus on the field and ensuring a winning experience for all fans.


If you're gearing up for an NFL 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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