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What is Ford Field's Bag Policy? | Easily Explained

Every stadium has its own rules of what you can or can't bring, and it can get a little overwhelming trying figure it out while also trying to plan your vacation.

In this page, we cover exactly what you can and can't bring into Ford Field in Detroit.

ford field during a detroit lions game

What is Ford Field's Bag Policy?

Visitors are allowed to bring a bag into Ford Field. Clear bags can be of a larger size, but must be no larger than 12" x 6" x 12".

You can purchase a bag that fits these requirements directly from Amazon.


nfl approved clear bag


If the bag is not transparent/clear, the bag size must be 4.5" x 6.5" or smaller.

Non-transparent bags have to be 4.5" x 6.5" or smaller even if you place it inside of a clear bag.

A person is only allowed to bring an approved clear bag and/or clutch purse into Ford field, this includes children.

To make the entering the stadium process as fast and easy as possible for everyone, visitors are encourage not to bring any bags into the stadium.

ford field end zone

Approved Bags

The maximum size that a clear bag can be is 12" x 6" x 12".

Other approved bags include:

  • 1 gallon plastic freezer bag
  • Clutch bag/Camera bags/Binocular cases that are no larger than 4.5" x 6.5"

Visitors are also allowed to bring blankets (but they must not be in a large bag), and they can hold it over their shoulder or arm when entering the stadium.

Items Not Allowed Into the Stadium

  • Coolers
  • Containers
  • Seat cushions
  • Umbrellas
  • Strollers
  • Baby seats
  • Glass bottles
  • Cans
  • Metal flasks
  • Camera lenses over 6"
  • Selfie sticks
  • Outside food & beverage
  • Footballs
  • Aerosol cans
  • Animals (except for Service animals)

Inspection Entering the Park

Visitors should be aware that all guests, bags, packages and other items are subject to inspection, including metal detection or other screening measures before entering the stadium. 

Here, visitors will place their bag on the table for inspection, and visitors will then walk through a metal detector.


For the safety of both visitors and staff at the stadium, and to provide all parties the best possible experience.

Large bags can take up a lot of space and due to how close stadium seats are to one another, it would mean that the bag would be overflowing into the next seat, affecting the other visitor's experience.

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