MetLife Stadium Bag Policy

MetLife Stadium Bag Policy

MetLife Stadium is home to the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL teams at 1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073. The clear bag policy at MetLife Stadium for any game, concert, or other types of events allows bags to enter that don’t exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. Fans can also bring in small clutch-type bags (purses and handbags) that don’t exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ into the arena.


Here is the complete MetLife Stadium bag policy guide for your next NFL game, concert, or event!


How Does the MetLife Stadium Security Team Review Bags?

How Does the MetLife Stadium Security Team Review Bags

Fans coming to the NFL venue in northern New Jersey for a game or concert will first pass through a metal detector at any entrance. Fans who have a bag with them will go through an additional security inspection that reviews their bag. The bag inspection examines the size of the bag and the content inside of it. Assuming the security team finds no issues with your bag, you will get it back and can bring it into the arena.


Buy a clear single-compartment bag for your next New York Giants or New York Jets football game! MetLife Stadium has a strict clear bag policy, so bringing any other bag won’t be allowed inside the arena, except for small purses. Below are the types of bags you can bring into the New York Jets / New York Giants stadium.


  • A clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • A clear fanny pack
  • Diaper bags/ medical bags that are clear. Note there are exceptions to this rule, but consider bringing in a clear bag so you don’t run into any issues at the gate.
  • A clear single-compartment backpack
  • A one-gallon clear freezer bag (Ziploc or similar)
  • Any ADA-specific type of bag


Are There Any Items that Fans Can’t Bring into MetLife Stadium?

Are There Any Items that Fans Can't Bring into MetLife Stadium

Fans coming out to the Jets/Giants game should familiarize themselves with the prohibited items list for MetLife Stadium. Since tailgating is part of the experience of coming to a football game, certain items from tailgating can’t come into the arena. Below are some things that MetLife Stadium staff won’t allow inside the venue. Also, here is the most up-to-date prohibited items list for MetLife Stadium if you want to check that out.


  • Seat cushions (Exceptions occur at the gate for ADA or medical reasons)
  • Glass bottles
  • Coolers
  • Non-clear bags (Backpacks, fanny packs, luggage, computer bags, etc.)
  • Ice chests
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Drones


Is there a Bag Check or Locker Storage Area at MetLife Stadium?

Is there a Bag Check or Locker Storage Area at MetLife Stadium

Before heading to the NFL stadium for your event with your bag, read the bag policy guidelines above to see if your bag can enter the venue. If you have a traditional backpack (or something else) that can’t enter the stadium, you should leave them in your car before getting in line to enter the stadium. MetLife stadium only allows clear bags inside the venue, so only get in line if you have that bag.


If you are taking the train to a NY Giants/Jets game and don’t have a car to put your bag in, see if a nearby hotel can watch your stuff. Several hotels sit alongside the Meadowlands Sports Complex within walking distance of the NFL stadium. Most hotels charge a fee on the game day via luggage storage to watch your stuff since they only have limited storage space to hold onto bags when fans are at the game.


Parking and Food Information for Your Next NY Jets/Giants/ Concert

If you plan to drive and park at MetLife Stadium, expect to pay around $40 for a parking spot. Driving to the Giants Stadium can result in heavy traffic an hour before kickoff, so plan to arrive a few hours early before your event to ensure you get to your game or concert on time. Visit MetLife Stadium Parking for more information.


One of the perks of MetLife Stadium is that the staff allows fans to bring outside food and drinks into the venue. The outside food should be for individual consumption and be inside one clear plastic bag per guest. For the beverage, fans can bring one plastic bottle of water inside the arena if it is factory sealed.


If you want food or drinks at the venue, check out the MetLife Stadium Food Guide. The football venue updates its food and drink menu each season, so there is always something new to try for your next game or concert.