Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

Last updated on March 22nd, 2024 at 07:22 pm

Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy

Notre Dame Stadium is home to the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team at 2010 Moose Krause Cir, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Notre Dame Stadium has a clear bag policy in place that allows fans to bring in a clear single-compartment bag as long as it does not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. Fans can also bring in a non-clear small clutch bag that does not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ in addition to bringing in a clear bag too. However, traditional backpacks can’t enter the arena with fans.


Here is the complete Notre Dame Stadium Bag Policy guide for your next soccer game, rugby match, or event. I also share my bag recommendation on what to bring to the game.

Approved Bags

Notre Dame Stadium, like NFL and other college football stadiums, has a clear bag policy. Therefore, getting a clear bag for a Fighting Irish Game means you can bring that same bag to other venues for a game or concert. Below are the different types of bags fans can bring into the stadium for a college football game.


  • A clear plastic bag that does not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″ in size
  • A clear ziplock or freezer bag
  • ADA specific bags
  • Medical bags and diaper bags
  • A small wristlet or clutch bag no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″. Essentially, you want this bag to fit into your hand to enter the arena.


My Clear Bag Recommendation + Experience

The Bag I Recommend

I bring my clear fanny pack (11″ x 6.5″ x 5.9″) to college football games for a variety of reasons. First, the bag itself is clear, so it fits in with the clear bag policy of venues. Second, the fanny pack itself is not bulky, so I don’t mind how it feels as I walk around with it. Third, I like how the bag has two different compartments. It helps me put my charger and other wires in the bigger compartment while I have my keys in the other.


Below is my video of me explaining what I put into the bag in more detail.




How Does the Notre Dame Stadium Security Team Review Bags?

How Does the Notre Dame Stadium Security Team Review Bags

Fans arriving at Notre Dame Stadium for a college football game will undergo a metal detector screening process at the entrance. Fans who have a bag with them will also go through a bag inspection check at the gate. The bag inspection reviews the type of bag the fan has, the content inside the bag, and its size. The only exception to the clear bag policy rule is for medical bags and ADA equipment.


What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into Notre Dame Stadium?

What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can't Bring into Notre Dame Stadium

Fans heading to Notre Dame Stadium for a college football game should understand certain items can’t enter the venue with them. Especially if you plan on tailgating in the parking lots before the game, you should know that coolers and similar bags can’t enter the stadium. Below are the obvious things the security team won’t allow you to bring in for a game.


  • Clear bags larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • Non-clear bags
  • Coolers
  • Luggage bags
  • Computer bags
  • Backpacks
  • Fanny packs
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Laser pointers
  • Strollers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Outside food and drinks


Also, visit the official prohibited items list for the stadium to get the most up-to-date information on this list before your event.


Is There a Bag Check or Locker Storage Area at Notre Dame Stadium?

There is no official bag check or locker storage area at Notre Dame Stadium for fans to use if their bag can’t come into the arena. Therefore, you must return your bag to your car and leave it there.


If you don’t have a car to leave your bag in for a Notre Dame football game, see if a nearby hotel can watch it. The Morris Inn is within walking distance of the football venue. You can see if they will watch your stuff for you while you are at the game. Expect to pay a small bag-holding fee if they have the space to hold onto your bag.


Additional Helpful Link

Visit the Notre Dame Stadium Food guide to see what the concession stands have to offer.

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