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NFL Clear Bag Policy to Enhance Public Safety

  • MetLife Stadium
  • Jets
  • Giants
To provide a safer environment for the public, MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants,will implement a National Football League policy that limits the size and type of bags permitted inside the stadium.

MetLife Stadium, Home of NY Football Giants and NY Jets, to Enhance Public Safety

 NFL Policy to Begin for Preseason Games and 
Apply for All Future Stadium Events

East Rutherford, New Jersey – August 15, 2013 - To provide a safer environment for the public, MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants,will implement a National Football League policy that limits the size and type of bags permitted inside the stadium. The policy will begin with preseason football games, and continue to be enforced for all stadium events, including the Penn State vs. Syracuse matchup on Saturday, August 31.

In May, the NFL Committee on Stadium Security unanimously recommended the implementation of this measure, which will enhance public safety in all stadiums. It was discussed with all clubs at the May league meeting and will be implemented at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason games.

MetLife Stadium strongly encourages fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined what is permissible. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium: 

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and      do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”, or
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc      bag or similar).
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a      hand (4.5” x 6.5”), with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into      the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

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Fans will continue to be able to enjoy their tailgate activities in the parking lots and to do so with greater safety.

In recent years, MetLife Stadium has enhanced its already comprehensive safety plans with additional measures, such as pat downs, bag checks and metal detectors. 

“Our fans deserve to be in a safe and secure environment,” said Jeffrey Miller, NFL vice president and chief security officer. “Public safety is our top priority. This will make the job of checking items much more efficient and effective.  We will be able to deliver a better and quicker experience at the gates and also provide a safer environment. We appreciate our fans’ cooperation.”

This public safety measure is being successfully used at other large venues. The University of Michigan, Penn State University and Michigan State University do not permit any bags, while the TD Garden in Boston only permits clutch bags.

Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter the Stadium through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections already in effect.


Alcohol Policy 
International guests who wish to purchase alcohol must present a valid passport in order to purchase alcohol as part of New Jersey State Law. MetLife Stadium cannot accept a driver's license or State Identification Card from another country to establish proof of age. Please note, guests with a valid passport may also be subject to an additional age verification form to complete a transaction.  More Info

Visitantes internacionales que desean comprar alcohol deben de presentar un pasaporte válido, como parte de la ley del estado de Nueva Jersey. El estadio de MetLife no acepta licencias de conducir de otros países como prueba de edad.  Visitantes con un pasaporte válido también pueden estar subjetivos a una forma de verificación de edad adicional para completar la transacción.

Bag Policy
The Clear bag policy will be in effect. Bags of any kind are prohibited except gallon-sized clear freezer bags or authorized clear bags measuring 12" x 12" x 6" and women's clutches not exceeding 6.5" x 4.5". Bags not permitted inside the Stadium can be checked at one of our bag check facilities (located outside each entry gate) for a $5 fee per bag. More Info

Una de las reglas del estadio es usar Bolsas Transparentes.  Bolsas de cualquier tipo están prohibidas excepto bolsas transparente de un galón o bolsas autorizadas midiendo 12" x 12" x 6" y carteras de mujeres midiendo 6.5" x 4.5". Bolsos no permitidos dentro del estadio se pueden dejar en una de nuestras instalaciones de control de bolsos (ubicadas afuera de cada entrada) por un costo de $5 dólares por bolso. Mas información. Mas información