Children’s Mercy Park Bag Policy

Children's Mercy Park Bag Policy

Children’s Mercy Park, at One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111, is home to the MLS team Sporting Kansas City and the NWSL team, Kansas City Current. The bag policy at the soccer stadium allows fans to bring clear bags as long as they are no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″. Also, small purses and similar types of bags that are not clear can also enter the facility, but they can’t be bigger than 4.5″ x 6.5″.


Here is the Children’s Mercy Park bag policy guide for your next MLS/NWSL match.


How Does the Children’s Mercy Park Security Staff Review Your Bag?

How Does the Children's Mercy Park Security Staff Review Your Bag

Fans coming to Kansas City for a Major League Soccer game will go through a metal detector at the stadium entrance before entering the facility. Fans with a bag will go through an additional security check via their bag. The security screening of the bag will review its size of it along with its content. As long as your bag is clear and is no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″, you won’t have a problem bringing it into the stadium. However, if the bag contains prohibited items, those won’t be allowed inside the arena.


Buy a clear single-compartment bag for your next Sporting KC / Kansas City Current match! While Children’s Mercy Park only allows clear bags to enter the stadium, they make exceptions for small types of bags that are not clear. Below are the bags that can enter the facility for a match.


  • A clear-single compartment bag that does not exceed 12″ x 12″ x 6″. Some items include clear fanny packs, small single compartment tote bags, etc.)
  • Small diaper bags/medical bags. The rule here is that if they are not see-through, they need to be no bigger than 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • Small clutch bags


What Items Can’t Fans Bring into the Sporting KC Stadium?

What Items Can't Fans Bring into the Sporting KC Stadium

Fans coming out to a soccer game in Kansas City need to be aware that there are items that can’t enter the stadium. Below are some of the most obvious prohibited items the security team won’t allow fans to bring into the arena. Check out the official prohibited items list on for more details and up-to-date information.


  • Bags that are bigger than 12” x 12” x 6”
  • Backpacks
  • Purse backpacks
  • Aerosol cans
  • Laptops
  • Laser pointers
  • Drones
  • Outside food and drinks
  • Fireworks
  • Coolers
  • Selfie sticks


What Should Fans Do if They Can’t Bring Their Bag into Children’s Mercy Park?

What Should Fans Do if They Can't Bring Their Bag into Children's Mercy Park

If your bag is not allowed inside the soccer stadium on matchday, you must bring it back to your car and leave it there. After that, you can get back in line to get into the venue via another metal detector screening. To avoid missing kickoff, you should read the bag policy and prohibited items list beforehand to avoid any issues during the bag check at the entrances.


If you took public transportation to the game and didn’t have a car to leave your stuff in, see if a nearby hotel can watch your property. Multiple hotels within short walking distance of the Kansas City soccer stadium charge a small fee to hold onto bags while you are at the game. However, please note that these hotels are not affiliated with either soccer team, so if you leave your stuff there, the team has no control over any damaged or lost items.


Parking and Food Info for a Sporting KC Match

Fans driving to Children’s Mercy Park for a soccer game can expect to pay around $20 for a parking spot. Multiple parking lots surround the stadium for fans to use on game day. Check out the Children’s Mercy Park Parking guide for more general admission parking, ADA parking, and more information.


The Sporting KC venue does not allow fans to bring outside food or drinks inside it. Visit the Children’s Mercy Park Food Guide to see what food options you can get at the soccer arena.