Bank of America Stadium Bag Policy

Bank of America Bag Policy

Bank of America Stadium is home to the Carolina Panthers NFL and Charlotte FC MLS teams at 800 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202. The bag policy for a football game, soccer match, concert, or something else is that clear single-compartment bags that don’t exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ can enter the venue. Additionally, fans visiting the football stadium can bring small purses, clutches, and medical bags.


Here is the complete Bank of America bag policy guide for your next NFL game, MLS match, or another event type.


How Does Bank of America Stadium Review Your Bag?

How Does Bank of American Stadium Review Your Bag

Fans coming to the Charlotte venue for a football game or another event will go through a metal detector before scanning their ticket. Any fan that has a bag with them will proceed to a different line to have that item inspected by the security team. During the inspection, the team will review the bag, ensure it fits within their clear bag and single compartment guidelines, and check the items inside to see if they can’t enter the venue. If there are no issues during the bag check, you can bring that into the stadium for your event.


Do you want to bring a bag to a game or concert when going to Bank of America Stadium? If so, you’ll need a clear single-compartment bag, so consider purchasing one now! Below are other types of bags that can enter the venue, but the clear single-compartment bag is the best choice since more venues are adopting that guideline.


  • Any ADA-specific bag
  • Medical bags (If possible, you should reach out to the staff before your game if your medical bag might be too large to enter the facility. Use this link to find the email address to reach out to)
  • A clear single-compartment bag that is no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • Small wallets that don’t exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • Small purses that don’t exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″


What Items Can’t You Bring into Bank of America Stadium?

What Items Can't You Bring into Bank of American Stadium

Fans coming to the Carolina Panthers’ venue for a game or concert should familiarize themselves with the prohibited items. Some items that can’t go into the facility are highlighted below. However, feel free to check out the official guide of Bank of America Stadium to learn more.


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glassware
  • Non-transparent bags that exceed the size of 4.5″ x 6.5″. That includes fanny packs, backpacks, computer bags, purses, etc.
  • Outside food (However, there are exceptions to this rule if you need to bring something in for little kids or medical reasons)
  • Noisemakers
  • Fireworks
  • Laptops
  • Laser pointers
  • Any animal not deemed for ADA use


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter Bank of America Stadium?

If your bag is too large to enter Bank of America Stadium, you can bring it back to your car in the parking lot and head back in line to enter the facility. Leaving your bag (or any items that can’t enter the stadium) in your car is the best, safest, and cheapest choice if you drive to the venue on game day.


If you took public transportation to Bank of America Stadium for an event and need to leave your bag somewhere, you can see if a nearby hotel will watch it. There are multiple hotels within a short walking distance of the football stadium. Most hotels charge a small fee to protect your belongings if they have the space.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for a Carolina Panthers / Charlotte FC Match

Fans can save money on parking at the Panthers venue using the SpotHero listing above. SpotHero partners up with many parking lots and garages in downtown Charlotte within walking distance of the venue. Skip driving around looking for parking and instead secure your spot ahead of time. Check out the Bank of America Stadium Parking guide for the full breakdown.


Fans can only bring an unsealed water bottle into Bank of America for a game or event. Otherwise, all outside food can’t enter with you unless it is for a medical reason.


Check out the Bank of America Stadium food guide to see what you can get at the venue.