Clemson Memorial Stadium Bag Policy

Last updated on March 22nd, 2024 at 07:19 pm

Clemson Memorial Stadium Bag Policy

Memorial Stadium (Frank Howard Field at Clemson Memorial Stadium) is home to the Clemson Tigers college football team at 1 Avenue of Champions, Clemson, SC 29634. Clemson Memorial Stadium has a clear bag policy that allows fans to bring in a clear tote bag that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” in size. Fans can also bring in a seat cushion that does not exceed 16” in size as long as it contains no zippers or pockets. Finally, non-transparent small purses, wristlets, wallets, and clutches that don’t exceed 4.5” x 6.5” can also enter the venue.


Here is the complete Memorial Stadium Bag Policy guide for your next Clemson Tigers game. I also share my bag recommendation on what to bring to the game.


Approved Bags

Memorial Stadium, like other NCAA and NFL venues, only allows clear bags to enter the facility with fans. Below are the types of bags that fans can bring into the stadium on game day.


  • A clear plastic tote bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
  • A one-gallon freezer bag
  • Small clutch bag/small clutch purse that doesn’t exceed 4.5” x 6.5”
  • Wallets
  • A seat cushion that contains no zippers or pockets and doesn’t exceed 16”
  • Medical bags
  • Any ADA-specific bag, along with medically necessary items


My Clear Bag Recommendation + My Experience

The Bag I Recommend

I bring my clear fanny pack (11″ x 6.5″ x 5.9″) to college football games for a variety of reasons. First, the bag itself is clear, so it is an approved bag for venues to come in with fans. Second, the size of it (11″ x 6.5″ x 5.9″) is smaller than the max size that stadiums allow, so it doesn’t fail the inspection. Third, the fanny pack is not bulky to wear, so it is not uncomfortable to have one as I walk around with it.


Below is my video of me explaining what I put into the bag in more detail.




How Does the Memorial Stadium (Clemson) Security Team Review Bags?

How Does the Memorial Stadium (Clemson) Security Team Review Bags

Fans arriving at Memorial Stadium for a Clemson Tigers NCAA football game will experience a metal detector screening at the gate before entering the arena. The stadium staff will instruct fans with a bag to line up in the bag check specific line. The bag check at the entrance will review the type of bag you are attempting to bring in and the content inside of it. If there are any issues with the bag or items inside of it, you won’t be able to bring them into the stadium for your game.


What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into Memorial Stadium?

What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into Memorial Stadium

Fans heading to Memorial Stadium for a football game should know that certain items can’t come into the stadium with them. Below are some things the security team won’t allow inside the arena. Be sure to visit the official prohibited items list for Clemson to get the most up-to-date information on these objects.


  • Backpacks
  • Computer bags
  • Coolers
  • Diaper bags
  • Briefcases
  • Oversized tote bags
  • Clear bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
  • Noisemakers
  • Non-clear bags
  • Outside food and drinks
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Camera cases
  • Umbrellas


Is There a Bag Check or Locker Storage Area at Memorial Stadium?

Unfortunately, there is no official locker storage area at Clemson Memorial Stadium for fans to use if they can’t bring their bag into the venue. If the security team at the entrance finds a concern with the bag you are trying to bring into the stadium, they will instruct you to bring it back to your car and leave it there.


If you intend on tailgating in the parking lots before a football game, plan to leave backpacks and coolers behind in a car before walking to the stadium. Backpacks, coolers, and similar bags can’t come into the venue with fans under any circumstance.


Finally, if you don’t have a car to leave your bag in for a Clemson Football game, see if a nearby hotel can watch your stuff. Hotels generally charge a small bag-holding fee for fans who need a place to leave their bags. However, hotel bag storage comes on a first come and first served basis. Therefore, try and arrive a few hours before kickoff to get a spot for your bag.


Additional Helpful Link

Visit the Clemson Memorial Stadium Food guide to see what you can eat at the stadium!

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