PPG Paints Arena Bag Policy

PPG Paints Arena Bag Policy

PPG Paints Arena is home to the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team at 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219. The PPG Paints Arena bag policy only allows small wallets/wristlets that don’t exceed 4″ x 6″ x 1″ in size to enter the venue. Besides allowing fans to bring small wallets/wristlets into the venue, fans can also bring medical and diaper bags into the arena. Otherwise, all other traditional bags, like backpacks and coolers, can’t come into the venue with fans for any hockey game or event.


Here is the complete PPG Paints Anrea bag policy for your next event.


How Does the PPG Paints Arena Security Staff Review Bags?

How Does the PPG Paints Arena Security Staff Review Bags

Fans heading to PPG Paints Arena for a Pens game will go through a metal detector screening at the gate before entering the stadium for their event. Fans who have a bag with them will have that go through a bag inspection check at the gate. The general rule at PPG Paints Arena is that no bags (except for medical bags) can come into the venue. Unless you have a medical/diaper bag, you can expect your bag not to be allowed inside the venue.


Below are the types of bags that fans can bring into the venue for a home game or event.


  • Small wallets/wristlets that don’t exceed 4″ x 6″ x 1″
  • Medical bags
  • Diaper bags


What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into PPG Paints Arena?

What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can't Bring into PPG Paints Arena

Fans attending a Pens game should know that certain things can’t go into the arena with them. Some of those things the stadium security staff won’t allow to enter the arena are below. You can visit this link for the most up-to-date information on the prohibited items that can’t enter the venue.


  • Backpacks
  • Larger purses
  • Laptop bags
  • Coolers
  • Alcohol
  • Recording devices
  • Tripods
  • Laptops
  • Outside food and drinks
  • Laser pointers
  • Skateboards


Is There a Locker Storage Area for Fans to Use at PPG Paints Arena?

There is no official locker storage area for fans if their bags can’t enter PPG Paints Arena for a game. Therefore, you must leave your bags in your car in the parking lots before heading to the venue.


If you don’t have a car to leave your bag in, see if a nearby hotel or bar can watch your stuff. PPG Paints Arena is in downtown Pittsburgh, so there are plenty of bars and hotels within walking distance of the arena that you can see if they will watch your bags. Most places charge a few dollars to watch bags for fans who can’t bring them into the arena. However, it is worth remembering that hotels and bars are not affiliated with the Penguins, so they are not responsible for any lost or stolen property.


Parking and Food Information for a Pittsburgh Penguins Game

Fans looking for affordable parking garages to park at for a Penguins game should visit SpotHero. SpotHero has plenty of affordable parking options for fans to take advantage of on game day. Visit the PPG Paints Arena Parking guide for more information.


Fans can’t bring outside food or drinks into the Pittsburgh Penguins venue. However, there are plenty of restaurants near the venue you can eat at before a game. Otherwise, you’ll have to eat the stadium when you are there if you are hungry.


Check out the PPG Paints Arena Food guide to see what you can eat at the venue. Also, some of the food choices you see on that guide might be different than what you see at the arena. That is because the arena updates the food and drink menu slightly each season.