NRG Stadium Bag Policy

NRG Stadium Bag Policy

NRG Stadium is the National Football League home of the Houston Texans out at NRG Pkwy, Houston, Texas, 77054. The bag policy at NRG Stadium for a football game, concert, or other events is that clear plastic bags that don’t exceed 12″ X 6″ X 12″ can enter the venue. Fans can also bring small purses and similar bags into the venue.


Here is the full NRG Stadium bag policy breakdown for your next NFL game, concert, or other events.


How Does NRG Stadium Review Your Bag?

How Does NRG Stadium Review Your Bag

Guests coming to the NFL stadium in Houston, Texas, will go through a metal detector upon entering the arena. If you have a bag with you, the security team will review that individually. The bag inspection includes reviewing the inside, outside, and content within the bag to ensure it follows the venue’s guidelines. If there are any issues with your bag (or belongings), you won’t be able to bring them into the arena.


Are you considering bringing a bag to NRG Stadium for a football game or concert? Consider buying a single-compartment clear bag that does not exceed 12″ X 6″ X 12″. Below are some other types of bags that can enter the arena.


  • Any clear single-compartment bag that is no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″
  • Small purse
  • One-gallon clear plastic bag
  • Small clutch bag
  • Medical bags
  • ADA compliant bags


What Items Can’t You Bring into NRG Stadium?

What Items Can't You Bring into NRG Stadium

Before making your next trip to NRG Stadium for an NFL game or concert, consider reviewing the list of prohibited items. Below are some more common items that can’t enter the football stadium. However, check out the official prohibited items page from NRG Stadium to get the complete breakdown.


  • Backpacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bags with multiple compartments
  • Luggage bags
  • Coolers (Both hard and soft-sided)
  • Fanny packs
  • Flag poles
  • Laser pens
  • Noisemakers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Outside food and beverages (As a note, stadium security can make exceptions to this rule if you need to bring in something for medical reasons)


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

If your bag is too big to enter the facility, you can bring it back to your car and get back in line to enter the venue. Placing your belongings in your vehicle is best if you drive and park near the NFL stadium for your game or event.


If you don’t have a car to put your belongings in, your next best option is to see if a nearby hotel will hold onto your stuff. Multiple hotels are within walking distance of the Houston Texans stadium to check out. Most hotels charge a small fee to hold onto your belongings if they have space in their storage room at the guest check-in area.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for a Houston Texans Game

Fans can secure a parking spot for their car before their next game or event using SpotHero. SpotHero has multiple parking lots surrounding NRG Stadium for fans to use for their event. Check out the complete NRG Stadium Parking guide to learn more.


Fans are unable to bring outside food or drinks into the arena. However, exceptions can occur if you need to bring something in for your kids or medical reasons. The security team will use their best judgment at the gate to either allow or not allow outside food or drinks into the arena.


Check out the NRG Stadium Food Guide to see what you can get at the stadium for your next football game or event.