Lower.com Field Bag Policy

lower.com field bag policy

Lower.com Field is home to the Major League Soccer team, Columbus Crew, at 96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus, OH 43215. The bag policy at Lower.com Field allows bags that don’t exceed 5″ x8″ x1″ can enter the facility. The bags that fans can bring to the game that don’t exceed that size include medical bags, diaper bags, purses, clear single-compartment bags, and small clutches.


Here is the complete Lower.com Field Bag Policy guide for your next soccer game!


How Does the Lower.com Field Staff Review Your Bag?

How Does the Lower.com Field Staff Review Your Bag

Fans coming to the Columbus Crew stadium for an MLS match will go through a metal detector before scanning their ticket for the event. Fans who have a bag with them will need them inspected by the security team to ensure they fit the bag policy guidelines of the venue. The security team will review the bag to ensure it does not exceed 5″ x8″ x1″ and has no prohibited items inside it.


Consider purchasing a single-compartment clear tote bag for your next Columbus Crew Match! While Lower.com Field does not require a clear bag as of 2023, more and more MLS venues are moving towards that policy, which means the Crew venue could do the same. Here are some bag types that can enter the facility for a match.


  • A clear single-compartment tote-like bag that does not exceed 5″ x8″ x1″
  • Small clutches and purses
  • Small fanny packs
  • Any ADA-specific bag
  • Diaper bags


What Items Can’t You Bring into Lower.com Field for an Event?

What Items Can't You Bring into Lower.com Field for an Event

There are several items that fans can’t bring into Lower.com Field for any event. Below are some things that fans won’t be allowed to bring in for an MLS match. Check out the complete A-Z guide of the Columbus Crew for the full breakdown of prohibited items.


  • Selfie sticks
  • Drones
  • Any bag that exceeds 5″ x8″ x1″
  • Aerosol containers
  • Laptops and tablets
  • Skateboards
  • Hoverboards
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Weapons of any kind


What Happens If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter Lower.com Field?

If your bag can’t enter with you at the Columbus Crew venue, don’t worry, there is a locker tent at the stadium to rent to put your stuff in. The bag check tent is at the Topico Sportsbook Gate and in the stadium’s northwest corner. If you need help finding this area outside the stadium, you can ask the staff outside the venue where to go.


If you drove to the Columbus Crew venue and can’t bring your bag into the arena, you can always leave it in your car. Leaving your bag in your vehicle is the best option since there are limited locker spaces at the Topico Sportsbook Gate.


Parking and Food Information for an MLS Match in Columbus

Surface lots and parking garages near Lower.com Field open about two hours before weekday kickoff and four hours early on weekends. Additionally, ADA shuttles bring fans to and from the soccer venue out on Marconi Boulevard. Check out the complete Lower.com Field parking guide for the full breakdown.


Fans can’t bring any outside food or drinks into Lower.com Field. Check out the Lower.com Field food guide to see what you can get on matchday at the venue!