Amalie Arena Bag Policy

Amalie Arena Bag Policy

Amalie Arena is the National Hockey League home of the Tampa Bay Lightning at 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602. The bag policy for a Lightning game is that bags can enter as long as they don’t exceed 12x12x12″ in size. Bags that can enter the facility include purses, clear single-compartment bags, diaper bags, and more.


Here is the complete Amalie Arena bag policy guide for your next basketball game, football match, concert, or something else!


How Does Amalie Arena Staff Review Your Bag?

How Does Amalie Arena Staff Review Your Bag

Fans without a bag will go through a metal detector before scanning their ticket at the gate entrance. Fans with a bag will go to a specific line at the entrance to have it inspected by the security team. The security inspection of the bag includes a review of the outside and inside of the bag and checking the items to ensure they don’t violate the prohibited items list. If there are no issues with your bag or items, the staff will return them to you as you scan your ticket for entry.


Consider purchasing a single-compartment clear bag for a Tampa Bay Lightning match. With more and more NHL venues incorporating the clear bag policy change, you can get ahead of it now by buying one for your next game. Here are some other types of bags that can enter the facility.


  • Small clutches
  • Small purses
  • Any clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 12x12x12″
  • Medical bags
  • Diaper bags


What Items Can’t You Bring into Amalie Arena?

What Items Can't You Bring into Amalie Arena

Certain items can’t enter with fans for a Tampa Bay Lightning match. Below are some things the security staff won’t allow in on gameday. Here are the official policies link to break down the prohibited items fully.


  • Bags that exceed the size of 12x12x12″
  • Binocular bags
  • Laser pointers
  • Glassware
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Outside food or drinks
  • Noisemakers


What Happens If Your Bag is Too Big to Enter Amalie Arena?

If your bag can’t enter with you for a Tampa Bay Lightning match, you must leave it in your car in the parking lots before getting back in line to enter the facility.


However, if you took public transportation to the Lightning game and didn’t have a car to leave your belongings in, you can see if a nearby restaurant or hotel will watch your stuff. Multiple hotels and restaurants are within walking distance of Amalie Arena, and most will hold onto your property for a small fee.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for a Tampa Bay Lightning Game

Are you planning on driving to your next Tampa Bay Lightning match? Consider using SpotHero to secure a parking spot before your next match! Check out the complete Amalie Arena parking guide to thoroughly analyze where to park.


Fans attending a Tampa Bay Lightning game can’t bring outside food or drinks into the venue. If you want to save money on concession stand food, you can eat at a nearby restaurant that surrounds the stadium. Otherwise, you can check out the Amalie Arena food guide to see what you can get for a Lightning game.


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