Gillette Stadium Bag Policy

Gillette Stadium Bag Policy

Gillette Stadium is home to the New England Patriots NFL and New England Revolution MLS teams at 1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035. The bag policy at the venue is a single-compartment clear bag no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ can enter with the fan. Along with a clear single-compartment bag, fans can bring in non-clear items, like a small wallet, that does not exceed 6.5″ x 4.5″.


Here is the complete Gillette Stadium bag policy for your next Patriots/Revs game, concert, or event!


How Does Gillette Stadium Review Your Bag?

How Does Gillette Stadium Review Your Bag

Fans attending a Patriots or Revs game will go through a metal detector before scanning their ticket. If a fan has a bag with them, they will go into a separate line to have the stadium security staff inspect it. The inspection includes a review of the outside and inside of the bag, along with checking that the items in the bag can enter the stadium. Assuming there are no issues with your bag or items, the security staff member will return your bag, and you can scan your ticket and enter the arena for your game or concert.


Do you plan to bring a bag to a game or concert at Gillette Stadium? You’ll need a clear single-compartment bag, so consider purchasing one now! Some other bags can enter the facility, but the clear single-compartment bag is the way to go for most fans.


  • Any ADA-specific bag
  • Medical bags
  • Diaper bags (If you need to bring in anything specific, like a breast pump in the venue, reach out to the team ops before your event to ring that in. Here is the link to find their email address to contact)
  • A one-gallon clear freezer bag that does not exceed 11″ x 11″
  • A clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 12″ x 12″ x 6″
  • Small wallets that don’t exceed 6.5″ x 4.5″
  • Small purses


What Items Can’t You Bring into Gillette Stadium?

What Items Can't You Bring into Gillette Stadium

Fans coming to the Patriots venue for a game or concert should be familiar with the prohibited items list that can’t enter the facility. Some of those items that can’t come into the venue are below. However, feel free to check out the official guide of Gillette Stadium to learn more.


  • Backpacks with multiple compartments
  • Bags that exceed 12″ x 12″ x 6″
  • Drones
  • GoPros
  • Strollers
  • Noisemakers
  • Beach Balls
  • Fireworks
  • Laser Pointers
  • Outside food and beverages (As a note, there are exceptions to this rule if you need to bring in something for medical reasons)
  • Alcoholic drinks


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

If your bag is too big to enter Gillette Stadium, you can bring it back to your car and leave it there before getting back in line for your event. Leaving your bag in your vehicle is the best option since it costs you nothing extra, and you know your bag will be safe.


If you took public transportation to Gillette and didn’t have a car to put your stuff in, you can see if a nearby hotel would watch your property. Most hotels charge a minimal fee to protect your belongings while you are at the venue. As a note, space can fill up quickly at a hotel, so plan to arrive early to Gillette just in case you need to have a hotel watch your belongings.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for a New England Patriots / New England Revolution Game

While a gigantic parking lot surrounds Gillette Stadium, these spaces can be expensive, especially for a football game. If you want to save money on parking, consider using the SpotHero listing. SpotHero has multiple parking options a bit further from the venue than the official. Check out the complete Gillette Stadium parking guide to learn more.


Fans can’t bring any outside food or drinks into Gillette Stadium. Instead, your best bet is to eat and drink at Patriot Place, which has numerous restaurants next to the stadium. The prices at these places will be lower than what you will find inside the venue.


Check out the Gillette Stadium food guide to see what you can eat and drink at the venue. Gillette Stadium regularly updates their food menu yearly, so there is always something new to try!