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What is Gilette Stadium'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 Gilette Stadium.

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What is Gilette Stadium's Bag Policy?

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

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


12x12x6 clear bag


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

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

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.

However, if you have medical or special needs, you may be able to bring in bags that don't meet these guidelines, but they will be subject to a search.

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Approved Items

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

Other approved items include:

  • 1 gallon plastic freezer bag
  • Clutch bag
  • Cameras
  • Binoculars that are no larger than 6.5" x 4.5"
  • Blankets
  • Small electronics

Unapproved Items

  • Animals (not including service animals)
  • Umbrellas
  • Drones
  • Hover boards and Segways
  • GoPro cameras and video cameras
  • Tripods or monopods
  • Portable folding and/or standalone chairs
  • Seat cushions with pockets or zippers
  • Weapons of any kind, including pocket/ utility knives
  • Clothing or signs with wires, batteries or electronic components
  • Selfie sticks or any stick or pole of any size
  • Noisemakers, bullhorns, air horns, vuvuzelas
  • Balloons
  • Any type of balls
  • Fireworks, pyrotechnics, flares
  • Laser pointers
  • Strollers/baby seats
  • Coolers or containers, including cans, bottles, and kegs
  • Food and drinks
  • Illegal drugs and substances

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.

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.


Gillette Stadium's clear bag policy is put in place to make sure that everyone in attendance is safe and secure.

By following these guidelines, you can expect a faster and more efficient entry process into the stadium.

Plus, you won't have to worry about the safety of your belongings during the game.

If you have any questions or concerns about the policy, you can reach out to the customer service team for assistance.

If you happen to lose something or have it stolen during the game, there are procedures in place to report the loss and retrieve your belongings.

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