Footprint Center Bag Policy

Footprint Center Bag Policy

Footprint Center (previously Talking Sticks Resort Arena and Phoenix Suns Arena) is the NBA home of the Phoenix Suns at 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004. The bag policy at the arena for a game or concert is that bags that are a single-compartment that don’t exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ can enter the venue. That includes bags like clear backpacks, tote bags, drawstrings, medical bags, and more that are single-compartment and aren’t larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″ are acceptable to bring into the arena.


Here is the full Footprint Center Bag Policy breakdown and more for your next game or event.


How Does Footprint Center Review Your Bag?

How Does Footprint Center Review Your Bag

There are metal detectors that fans must go through before scanning their ticket to gain entry into the Phoenix Suns venue. Fans with bags will hand them to the security staff working the gate for a separate inspection. The individual assessment will review the outside and inside of the bag and the things inside it to ensure they don’t match the prohibited items list.


Are you planning on attending a Phoenix Suns basketball game and want to bring in a bag? Purchase a clear single-compartment bag today! Here are some other bags you can bring to Taking Sticks Resort Arena.


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


What Items Can’t You Bring into the Phoenix Suns Arena?

What Items Can't You Bring into the Phoenix Suns Arena

Fans coming to the Phoenix Suns Arena for a basketball game or concert must know the list of prohibited items. Be sure to visit the official prohibited items list from the Phoenix Suns before your next visit to see the most up-to-date information. However, here are some common items fans can’t bring into the arena for game day.


  • Any weapons
  • Glassware
  • Banners
  • Coolers
  • Fireworks
  • Outside Food (Exceptions are made here for little kids, medical reasons, etc.)
  • Outside Beverages (Exceptions are made here for little kids, medical reasons, etc.)
  • Selfie sticks


What Should You Do If Your Bags Is Too Big to Enter the Phoenix Suns Venue?

If your bag is too big to enter the basketball arena, you have a few options on what to do next. First, you can bring that bag back to your car and leave it there before getting back in line for the game.


Second, if you take public transportation to the arena, your next best bet is to leave your bag at a nearby hotel since you don’t have a car. Plenty of hotels near the basketball arena are within walking distance. Most hotels will charge a small fee to hold onto your belongings, but they operate on a first come and first served basis.


Third, if you try and bring outside food or drinks into the venue, the security staff won’t allow you to enter with them. You can either finish that food and drink before entering the stadium or throw them away and enter the arena.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for the Phoenix Suns

Basketball fans can secure a parking spot near the arena using the SpotHero listing above. SpotHero has plenty of unofficial parking spots for fans on gameday, which are more affordable than the official parking lots. Check out the Footprint Center Parking guide for more information.


One thing to remember is that fans can’t bring outside food or drinks into the basketball arena. Consider going to a nearby bar or restaurant before the game to save money on stadium food prices. Otherwise, you can check out the Footprint Center Food Guide to see what you can get in the arena.