FedExForum Bag Policy

FedExForum Bag Policy

FedExForum is the NBA arena of the Memphis Grizzlies at 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103. The bag policy at the basketball arena is that bags that don’t exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ can enter the venue. That includes backpacks, totes, fanny packs, drawstrings, and more that can enter a game or concert venue.


The complete FedExForum Bag Policy guide for your next game or event is here.


How Does FedExForum Review Your Bag?

How Does FedExForum Review Your Bag

Fans heading to FedExForum for a game or concert will go through a metal detector. Fans with a bag will head to a specific line that will have the security team review their bag. During the bag inspection, the staff will review the content inside the bag to ensure it doesn’t violate their prohibited items list.


While the rules in 2023 state that any bag that does not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ can come into the arena, more and more venues are changing that policy. With that being the case, fans should consider purchasing a clear single-compartment bag. However, in the meantime, here are the bags you can bring into the arena.


  • Any clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″
  • A diaper bag
  • A medical bag
  • Drawstrings and totes
  • Any ADA-compliant bag
  • Fanny packs
  • A small purse


What Items Can’t You Bring into FedExForum?

What Items Can't You Bring into FedExForum

Fans coming to FedExForum for a game or event must know that certain items can’t enter the facility. Below are some things that fans can’t bring into the arena. However, be sure to visit the official prohibited items guide for the Grizzlies since this updates throughout the years on the website.


  • Outside food and drinks (However, there are exceptions to this if the food or drink is for medical reasons or it is for kids)Fireworks
  • Laptops
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Tripods
  • Noisemakers
  • Beach balls
  • Laser pens


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the Memphis Grizzlies Venue?

You have three options if your bag is too big to enter the Memphis Grizzlies venue. First, you can see if a nearby hotel can hold onto your belongings. There are numerous hotels throughout downtown Memphis near the basketball arena that you can check out. Most places charge a small fee to hold onto your belongings while you are at the game.


The second option to take is that you can bring your bag and belongings back to your car. From there, you must return and go through another security check.


The third option is you can deal with the issue directly at the gate. For example, security might stop you at the gate because you are trying to bring food. If that is the case, you can eat the food directly at the entrance before entering the arena or throw it away at the trash can at the gate before entering the facility.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for the Memphis Grizzlies

Fans can secure parking near the venue using the SpotHero listing above. There are numerous parking lots available through SpotHero that fans can use to reserve a space for their car near the arena. Check out the FedExForum Parking guide to learn more.


Fans can’t bring outside food or drinks into the arena. However, some exceptions can be made by the security staff at the gate. For example, the security staff will make an exception if fans must bring food into the arena for medical reasons.


Check out the FedExForum Food guide to learn more about what the venue offers during a game.