Tickets and Stadium

  • Bag and purse policy
  • Screening procedures
  • Prohibited items
  • Bag and Purse Policy

    Based on recommended NFL public safety best practices, we strongly encourage fans to not bring any bags. One (per person) of the bags listed below will be permitted inside Soldier Field.

    • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"
    • One-gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag
    • Women's clutch purse no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" along with one of the clear bags
    • Medical bags for accompanying patron

    All items subject to search. All other bags will be denied. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, non-clear cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions with zippered covers, pockets or flaps, computer bags, camera bags, and any bag larger than the permissible size.


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  • Enhanced Screening Procedures

    Don't Wait, Get to the Gate: The Game Starts with the Anthem.

    Enhanced NFL security measures may lead to increased entry times to the game. In an effort to ensure the safety of all guests entering Soldier Field, every patron will enter through upright metal detectors and all carry-in items will be searched. To allow for these security measures, guests are encouraged to enter the stadium early. Our gates open two hours prior to kickoff.

    Here are some helpful hints to allow for easier access into the stadium:

    When approaching the walk-through metal detectors, please place any large metal objects (cell phones, keys, cameras, etc.) on the table next to the metal detectors. You do not need to remove your hat, jacket, belt, wallet, watch, coins or other objects of similar size.

    Wait for security to instruct you to walk through the metal detector, one person at a time. If the device detects something, you may be asked to re-check your pockets and go through the metal detector again, or you may be screened with a hand-held metal detector. Once you are screened, pick up your personal items and proceed to the gate for your ticket to be scanned.

    You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into Soldier Field. We suggest you not bring any bags; only one NFL approved bag per person will be permitted, see "Bag Policy." By tendering your ticket and entering the stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates, and stadium landlord – their agents. If you elect to not consent to the searches, you will be denied entry to the stadium. Every guest must pass through a security checkpoint. No re-entries are permitted. All gates at Soldier Field are ADA accessible.

  • Prohibited Items

    For the comfort and safety of all guests the following items are not permitted to be brought into the stadium:

    • Weapons/firearms
    • Alcoholic beverages and "Palcohol" (Powdered Alcohol)
    • Any bag, case or purse other than an NFL approved bag is prohibited, see "Bag Policy" below.
    • Seat cushions with zippered covers, pockets or flaps
    • Balloons and beach balls
    • Cameras with lenses that exceed 6" when fully extended
    • Cans, bottles, or other beverage containers
    • Clothing or signage with offensive or vulgar language or that blocks fans' view
    • Confetti
    • Fireworks, smoke bombs
    • Illegal drugs
    • Laser pens and pointers
    • Noise-making devices (i.e. horns, whistles, etc.)
    • Poles of any kind, including selfie-sticks
    • Strollers
    • Umbrellas
    • Video or movie cameras
    • Using smokeless cigarettes, e-cigarettes or chewing smokeless tobacco
    • Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("Drones")
    • Any coolers and ice chests (includes soft sided)