Scotiabank Saddledome Bag Policy

Scotiabank Saddledome Bag Policy

Scotiabank Saddledome is home to the Calgary Flames NHL team at 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1, Canada. The Scotiabank Saddledome bag policy allows fans to bring bags that don’t exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ into the arena. However, traditional backpacks, suitcases, and large bags can’t enter the stadium.


Here is the complete Scotiabank Saddledome bag policy guide for your next event.


How Does the Scotiabank Saddledome Security Staff Review Bags?

How Does the Scotiabank Saddledome Security Staff Review Bags

Flames fans arriving at Scotiabank Saddledome for a game or concert will go through a metal detector at the entrance before entering the arena. Fans who have a bag with them will have that go through a bag inspection check at the gate. The bag inspection includes:


  • Reviewing the size of the bag.
  • The content inside of it.
  • Ensuring it does not violate the type of bag that can enter the arena.


Buy a clear single-compartment bag no larger than 14″ x 14″ x6″ for your next Calgary Flames hockey game! More and more venues are adopting the clear bag policy, so getting a clear bag now will get that into more places in the future. Below are the types of bags fans can bring into the hockey arena.


  • A clear single-compartment bag no larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″
  • A clear fanny pack
  • Tote bags no larger than 14” x 14” x 6”
  • A clear ziplock bag
  • Small clutch bags/purses
  • Small wristlets
  • Any ADA-specific bag
  • Medical bags and diaper bags. These bags might need to undergo an x-ray check at the gate and a visual inspection by the stadium staff.


What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into Scotiabank Saddledome?

What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can't Bring into Scotiabank Saddledome

Fans heading to Scotiabank Saddledome for a hockey game or event should know they can’t bring specific items into the arena. Some things you can’t bring into the stadium are below. Be sure to visit the complete A-Z guide of the Calgary Flames to get the full list of prohibited items.


  • Bags larger than 14” x 14” x 6”
  • Backpacks
  • Computers and laptops
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Laser pointers
  • Outside food and drink. However, there is an exception to this rule if you need to bring medical food into the arena.
  • Frisbees
  • Skateboards
  • Selfie sticks


Is There a Bag Check or Locker Storage Option for Fans to Use if They Can’t Bring Their Bag into the Arena?

There is a bag check area at gate 1 that fans can use to leave their bag if they can’t bring them into the arena. This bag check area works best for fans coming to the venue straight from work with laptops and laptop bags that can’t go into the arena. This bag check area operates on a first come and first served basis, so plan to arrive an hour or two before the puck drops to check your bag in before the game.


If you drive to the game 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 no cost is associated.


Finally, if you know your bag can’t come into the venue and you are coming straight from work, see if a nearby hotel or bar can watch your stuff. There are plenty of places within walking distance of the Saddledome where you can see if they will protect your bag. Most sites charge a small bag-holding fee as a heads-up.


Parking and Food Information for a Calgary Flames Game

The general parking lots near the Saddledome open two hours before most events. Visit the Scotiabank Saddledome Parking guide for more information.


Fans can’t bring any outside food or drinks into the hockey arena. However, the exception to this rule is if you must bring medical food or something similar into the arena. If that is the case, put that into a clear plastic bag to make it easy for the security staff to review it at the gate.


Otherwise, if you want to eat at the game, you must get food from the concourse concession stands. Here is the Scotiabank Saddledome food guide.