America First Field (Rio Tinto Stadium) is home to the Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake and the National Women’s Soccer League Team Utah Royals FC teams at 9256 South State Street, Sandy, UT 84070. The bag policy at Rio Tinto Stadium for a soccer match is that fans can bring in a clear bag that does not exceed the size 14″ x 14″ x 6″. Along with allowing clear bags into the arena, fans can also bring non-clear purses and wallets as long as they don’t exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″.
Here is the complete America First Field Bag Policy for any MLS, NWSL, or other event types.
How Does the Ameria First Field Security Staff Review Your Bag?
Fans coming to America First Field for a soccer game will pass through a metal detector screening before scanning their tickets at the gate. Fans who have a bag with them will have their bag inspected by the stadium staff at the gate. The bag inspection includes reviewing the type of bag, size, and items inside. America First Field does enforce a clear bag policy rule for fans to adhere to, so if your bag is not clear, it won’t be allowed inside.
Buy a clear single-compartment bag for your next RSL match! The Salt Lake City soccer stadium, like many other Major League Soccer stadiums, has a clear bag policy in place. Here are some types of bags that fans can bring into the venue for a soccer game.
- A clear-single compartment bag that does not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″. Some items that you can bring in are a clear tote bag, fanny pack, and any other type of single-compartment clear bag that is no larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″
- Small diaper bags/medical bags
- A clear ziplock bag
- Small clutch bags
Are There Prohibited Items that Can’t Enter America First Field?
Fams coming to the RSL stadium for a soccer game should check out the list of prohibited items. If a fan tries to bring in an item that can’t enter the arena, the security team won’t allow it, which means you can’t enter the stadium on game day. Visit the official prohibited items list for RSL here for the most up-to-date version of this list.
Below are some items that can’t come in for RSL home games.
- Any non-clear bag (Exceptions are made here for medical/diaper bags). However, bags that can’t go into the arena include backpacks, laptop bags, duffle bags, coolers, camera bags, luggage bags, and more)
- Any clear bag that exceeds the size of 14″ x 14″ x 6″
- Pets (However, service animals can come into the arena)
- Any outside food or drink (Baby food and similar types of food can enter the arena. Consider putting these items into a clear plastic ziplock bag)
- Weapons of any kind
- Laser pointers
- Beach balls
- Aerosol cans
What Should Fans Do if Their Bag Can’t Enter the Soccer Stadium?
If your bag can’t enter with you for a soccer game at America First Field, you will need to leave it in your car. If you are tailgating in the parking lots before a game and have items like coolers or similar bags, put them in your vehicle before lining up at the gate for the game. These bags can’t enter the arena, and the security team will make you dispose of them or put them back in your car before getting back in line to enter the stadium.
If you can’t leave your bag in a car, you can always see if a nearby hotel can hold onto it. Multiple hotels are within walking of America First Field. Most charge a small fee to hold onto your stuff while at the soccer game.
Parking and Food Information for a Real Salt Lake / Royals FC Soccer Match
Multiple parking lots surround America First Field for fans to use if they drive to the arena. Parking lots open up a few hours before kickoff starts. Check out the America First Field Parking guide for more information.
Regarding bringing outside food into RSL, for the most part, you can’t. The only exception to the outside food rule is if you bring in baby food or something similar for medical reasons. However, fans can bring in one water bottle that is factory sealed into the stadium.
Check out the America First Field Food guide to see what you can get at the venue’s concession stands.