BMO Stadium (previously Banc of California Stadium) is home to MLS Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) and NWSL Angel City FC teams. The venue is at 3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037, about eleven miles from their El Traffico rival, LA Galaxy, at Dignity Health Sports Park. BMO Stadium (Banc of California Stadium) enforces a clear bag policy that does not exceed 12″ x 6″ 12″ to enter the facility. However, there are exceptions to this bag rule, like if a fan needs to bring a medical bag or similar type of bag into the stadium that is not clear or larger than the bag size.
Here is the BMO Stadium Bag Policy guide for your next MLS or NWSL match.
How Does the LAFC / Angel City FC Staff Review Your Bag?
Fans coming out for an LAFC/Angel City FC match will go through a metal detector before scanning their tickets at the entrance for their game. Any fan with a bag with them (clear bag, small purse, etc.) will go through the bag check line to have their bag inspected by the staff, along with a metal detector scan. The bag check by the staff at BMO Stadium reviews the size of the bag and the content inside of it. Assuming there are no issues with the bag or items inside of it, you will get it back and can bring them into the stadium.
Consider purchasing a single-compartment clear bag for your next LAFC/Angel City FC soccer game! More and more venues (NFL, MLS, MLB, etc.) are adopting a clear bag policy at their venue, so getting one for BMO Stadium gets you into more places as well. Below are some types of bags that can enter the stadium.
- A clear one-gallon freezer bag
- Any clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 12″ x 6″ 12″
- Small clutch bags
- Medical bags/diaper bags (If possible, you should bring a transparent compartment bag to help the security team review it at the gate)
What Items Can’t You Bring into BMO Stadium for an Event?
If you plan to attend BMO Stadium for a match, check out the official prohibited items list with this link. Some items can’t enter the Banc of California Stadium for any soccer game or event are below.
- Any bags (backpacks, purses, clear bags, etc.) that exceed 12″ x 6″ 12″
- Laser pointers
- Outside food
- Laptops and tablets
- Selfie sticks
- Weapons of any kind
What Happens If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter BMO Stadium?
If your bag can’t enter BMO Stadium with you, you can rent a locker outside the stadium for it. There are a limited number of lockers that fans can rent for their stuff. If possible, you should arrive early to BMO Stadium to get a locker for your stuff before they sellout. If you have any questions about the locker storage area, you can ask the staff working at the venue.
Also, if you drive to BMO Stadium and can’t carry your bag into the arena, you can always bring it back to your car. From there, you must return to the entrance gate and go through another metal detector check to enter the venue. Leaving your bag in your car is the best option since it does not cost you anything to do so.
Parking and Food Information for a Los Angeles Football Club / Angel City FC match
Fans driving out to see LAFC or Angel City FC can save money on parking using SpotHero. SpotHero has affordable parking spaces within walking distance of BMO Stadium that fans can reserve for their next game. Check out the BMO Stadium Parking guide for more details.
Fans can’t bring any outside food into BMO Stadium. However, fans can bring one unopened water bottle into the venue. The security team will inspect that water bottle at the gate.
Check out the BMO Stadium Food guide to see what you can get at the venue on game day! As a note, BMO Stadium updates its food and drink menu each season. Therefore, some of the items you see on that link may or may not be present for your game.