Acrisure Stadium Bag Policy

Acrisure Stadium Bag Policy

Acrisure Stadium (formerly Heinz Field) is home to the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers and ACC Pittsburgh Panthers team at 100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212. The clear bag policy at Acrisure Stadium allows fans to bring in bags that don’t exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ in size. Additionally, the Steelers venue’s stadium staff allow fans to bring small clutches and purses into the arena as long as they don’t exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″. Those bags don’t need to be clear, but they will still go through the bag check inspection at the entrance gate.


Here is the Acrisure Stadium Bag Policy guide for your next game or event.


How Does the Acrisure Stadium Security Team Review Bags?

How Does the Acrisure Stadium Security Team Review Bags

Fans will go through a metal detector screening at the stadium gates of Heinz Field for football games or other events. Fans with a bag will go through an additional security check to have the stadium staff inspect the bag. The bag inspection includes a review of the inside and outside of the bag, along with reviewing the items inside of it. If there are no issues with your bag, you can take it as you enter the stadium.


Consider purchasing a clear single-compartment bag for your next Pittsburgh Steelers or Pittsburgh Panthers match. Acrisure Stadium only allows clear bags to enter the stadium with fans, so be sure only to bring that to the venue. However, small non-clear wallets, purses, and clutches can enter the venue, but they can’t exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″. Below are the types of bags fans can bring to the NFL venue in Pittsburgh.


  • A one-gallon clear plastic bag.
  • Medical bags
  • Diaper bags, as long as they are clear
  • A clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • A small plastic bag
  • Small clutches and purses
  • A small clear fanny pack


What are the Prohibited Items That Fans Can’t Bring into Acrisure Stadium?

What are the Prohibited Items That Fans Can't Bring into Acrisure Stadium

Fans coming to Acrisure Stadium for a game or event must know they can’t bring in certain items. Some items the game day staff won’t allow inside the Steeler’s venue are below. Check out the complete list of prohibited items with this link.


  • Non-clear bags. These include backpacks, camera cases, computer bags, fanny packs, seat cushion bags, mesh bags, and cinch bags.
  • Clear bags that exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • Bicycles
  • Drones
  • Footballs
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Drugs
  • Coolers
  • Selfie sticks


Is There a Locker or Bag Check Area at Acrisure Stadium?

If your bag can’t come in with you to Acrisure Stadium, you will need to leave it in your car. One tip is that if you partake in tailgating in the parking lots outside the venue, consider leaving all of those items in your car before heading to the venue to enter it. The stadium staff does not allow things like coolers or backpacks inside the stadium, so plan to leave them in your car before heading to the game.


If you take public transportation to the game and don’t have a car to leave your bag in, see if a nearby hotel or restaurant can watch your stuff. There are plenty of bars and hotels within walking distance of the NFL stadium that you can visit. Most charge a small fee to hold onto bags. However, hotels and bars only have a limited amount of space to watch bags, so plan to arrive an hour or two before kickoff to inquire if they can hold onto your bag while you are at the game.


Parking and Food Info for Your Next Pittsburgh Steelers Game

Fans driving out to a Pittsburgh Steelers game can reserve their parking spot ahead of time with SpotHero. SpotHero has numerous parking spaces to choose from that are within walking distance of the NFL stadium. Check out the Acrisure Stadium Parking guide for more details.


Fans who want to bring outside food to the game must put it in a clear plastic bag. The outside food should only be for individual consumption, and the stadium security staff has the right to review it at the gate. They (stadium staff) also have the right to turn away any food from entering the venue. Fans can bring one factory-sealed water bottle to the game along with food.


Check out the Acrisure Stadium Food Guide to see what you can get at the stadium.



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