Arena Bag Policy

Last updated on October 19th, 2023 at 08:13 pm Arena Bag Policy Arena (before it was known as Staples Center) is home to multiple professional sports teams in LA. Those teams include the NBA Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Los Angeles Clippers, NHL Los Angeles Kings, and WNBA Los Angeles Sparks. The bag policy for any of these games or events is small clutches and wallets that don’t exceed 5″ x 9″ x 1″ can enter the facility. Along with that, single-compartment medical bags, ADA bags, and diaper bags that don’t exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ can also enter the facility. However, traditional backpacks and fanny packs can’t join with the fan on gameday.


Here is the complete Arena bag policy guide for your next basketball game, hockey match, or event.


Approved Bags

Below are other bags you can bring to the venue on game day.


  • Small wallets and purses that don’t exceed 5″ x 9″ x 1″
  • Any ADA-specific bag
  • Medical and parental bags that don’t exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″


How Does Arena Staff Review Your Bag?

How Does Arena Staff Review Your Bag

Fans going to Arena for a basketball game, hockey match, or another event will pass through a metal detector upon scanning their ticket for their show. If a spectator has a bag with them, that will go through a separate security inspection to ensure it complies with the bag policy set in place by the security team. The assessment will ensure it fits the bag size requirement and only has items that can enter the facility. As a note, there are exceptions to this bag policy for medical reasons if a guest needs to bring in something for them.


What Items Can’t You Bring into Arena?

What Items Can't You Bring into Arena Arena has a strict prohibited items list that fans must be aware of when coming to the venue for an event. Some items fans can’t bring into the LA venue are below. Feel free to visit the official prohibited items guide of Staples Center.


  • Backpacks of any size
  • Fanny packs
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Outside food and drinks
  • Coolers
  • Fireworks
  • Noisemakers


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter Arena?

If your bag fails the bag inspection at Arena, you can bring it back to your car and leave it inside before getting in line to scan your ticket. The bag policy at Arena tends to be strict, so most bags can’t enter the facility.


If you took public transportation to the game and don’t have a vehicle to leave your stuff in, consider stopping by a nearby hotel to see if they will hold onto your belongings. Most nearby hotels charge a small fee to hold onto your stuff while you are at the game.


However, the main tip is that if you are going to a Lakers game (or another event), know that the bag policy is strict at Arena. Therefore, it might be best to leave any unnecessary bags at home.


Additional Helpful Links

Check out the complete Arena Parking guide for the full breakdown.


Here is the complete Arena Food guide to see what you can get at the venue on game day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *