FLA Live Arena Bag Policy

FLA Live Arena Bag Policy

FLA Live Arena (originally BBT Center) is home to the NHL team, Florida Panthers, at 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323. The bag policy at the venue is that only small clutches and purses that don’t exceed 4″x6″ can enter the facility. However, there are exceptions to the bag policy rule if a guest needs to bring a bigger bag into the venue, like a diaper bag.


Here is the FLA Live Arena Bag Policy guide for your next hockey game or event.


How Does the FLA Live Arena Security Staff Review Your Bag?

How Does the FLA Live Arena Security Staff Review Your Bag

Florida Panthers fans going to the FLA Live Arena for a game will go through a metal detector before scanning their ticket to enter the facility. Fans with a bag must know that a strict bag policy is set up at the arena, so traditional bags can’t enter the facility. Assuming you have a small purse that does not exceed 4″x6″ with you, it will go through a separate security inspection. That inspection will review the inside and outside of the bag and the content inside to ensure it does not violate the prohibited items list of the arena.


Consider purchasing a single-compartment clear purse for your next Florida Panthers game! If you need to bring a medical/diaper bag to the arena, having a clear bag will help speed up the bag inspection at the gate. Here are some types of bags that can enter the facility


  • Small clutches/purses that don’t exceed 4.5″ x6″.
  • Medical bags/diaper bags. If you can get this as a clear bag, that will help the security team review it faster
  • Any ADA-specific bag


What Items Can’t You Bring into FLA Live Arena for an Event?

Fans attending FLA Live Arena for a game or concert should familiarize themselves with the venue’s prohibited items list. Some of those items that can’t enter the stadium are below. Check out the hockey venue’s most up-to-date list of prohibited items with this link.


  • Backpacks / Drawstring bags
  • Laptops
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Animals that are not for ADA purposes


What Happens If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter FLA Live Arena?

What Happens If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter FLA Live Arena

If your bag can’t FLA Live Arena with you, don’t worry, there is a free bag check area. The free bag check area at the hockey venue is at the JetBlue Tarmac. If you have any questions on where to find this area, you can ask the stadium staff.


Fans can rent a locker storage area to hold onto their stuff while at the game. The third-party locker storage company is called Binbox. Fans will see a pop-up tent outside the stadium with Binbox on it. From there, you can head over to this tent to rent a locker for your stuff.


Finally, if you drove to FLA Live Arena and can’t bring your bag into the match, you can always return it to your car and leave it there. Leaving your bag in your vehicle is the best option since it does not cost you money, and you don’t have to wait in line after the game to pick up your stuff.


Parking and Food Information for a Florida Panthers Match

Parking is easy at FLA Live Arena since parking spaces surround the venue. There are just under 5k parking spaces in total that surround the entire hockey arena. Check out the FLA Live Arena Parking guide to see the whole breakdown.


Fans can’t bring any outside food into the hockey arena. Visit the FLA Live Arena Food guide to see what you can get at the stadium on matchday.