Safety & Clear Bag Policy

The safety and security of all guests and staff remains our paramount concern, underscored by rigorous protocols and continuous vigilance.

Upon entry to State Farm Stadium, all guests will undergo a search and have their belongings scanned. Stadium personnel maintain the right to confiscate items posing a threat to the facility or event safety. Guests declining the search or violating policies may be denied entry or ejected from the premises.

Clear Bag Policy

State Farm Stadium enforces a Clear Bag Policy to enhance safety and streamline entry procedures. Only clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags not exceeding 12" x 6" x 12" are permitted, including clear backpacks and fanny packs. 

Exceptions for medically necessary items are allowed after inspection. Guests are urged not to bring bags, but those adhering to the policy may carry approved clear bags or small non-clear bags within specified dimensions, subject to search at stadium gates. 

Diapers and wipes must be in a clear bag, while diaper bags are prohibited. Blankets and additional items must be loosely carried or placed in an approved clear bag. 

Metal detector screening and bag checks are mandatory, with no storage options available for prohibited items. 

Bag Check facilities are located conveniently on the East and West sides of the stadium. 

Prohibited items include coolers, briefcases, non-clear bags, luggage, and any bag exceeding the permissible size.

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Metal Detection

To ensure the safety of all individuals within State Farm Stadium, thorough security measures are implemented. Upon entry, all attendees will undergo a comprehensive bag search and proceed through a metal detector or be subject to screening with a hand-held metal detector. This process is conducted to detect and deter the presence of prohibited items within the stadium premises.

Prohibited Items

For safety reasons, the following items are not permitted inside State Farm Stadium. Please note that there are no storage facilities available for prohibited items, and security personnel cannot hold them.

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Alcohol
  • Animals (except for service animals)
  • Bags not complying with the NFL Clear Bag Policy
  • Balloons
  • Banners or signs larger than 3’ x 2’
  • Beverages other than one (1) factory-sealed, non-frozen 500mL (16.9 fl. Oz.) plain bottle of water (sports drinks and flavored water not permitted)
  • Beverage containers – Glass bottles, cans, souvenir cups, and thermos bottles
  • Cameras with professional photo lenses
  • Cameras with professional lenses longer than 8” (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Clothing deemed obscene or indecent
  • Coolers of any kind
  • E-cigarettes or vaporizer pens
  • Fireworks
  • Food (except for children under the age of two)
  • Footballs and beach balls (inflated or deflated)
  • GoPro cameras
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser pointers
  • Marijuana
  • Mono/tripods
  • Noise makers (whistles, horns, bells, etc.)
  • Poles or sticks of any kind, including “Selfie-Sticks”
  • Seat cushions except those which are one piece and have no zippers, pockets, or concealable areas
  • Skateboards, golf carts, roller blades, or hoverboards
  • Souvenir popcorn buckets
  • Umbrellas larger than 12 inches in length
  • Unmanned aircraft systems (drones, etc.)
  • Video cameras
  • Weapons including, but not limited to, explosives, firearms & knives
  • Any item deemed inappropriate or hazardous by stadium security

See Something, Say Something

Observation plays a crucial role in maintaining safety and security. The "See Something, Say Something" campaign empowers both the public and frontline team members to identify and report potential threats, including terrorism and crime, to the appropriate authorities. If you notice anything suspicious, don't hesitate to report it. You can approach the nearest Guest Experience Representative or Security team member, or text the Gameday Text Message Hotline at 623-400-2210. Your vigilance helps keep our environment safe for everyone.