TD Garden Bag Policy

td garden bag policy

TD Garden is home to the Boston Bruins NHL team and Boston Celtics NBA team at 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114. The bag policy at TD Garden states that any bag that is larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″ are prohibited from entering the arena. Small bags, like purses, can go through the security gates at the venue via an express screening. Otherwise, backpacks and any bags that exceed the size of 14″ x 14″ x 6″ can’t enter the stadium.


Here is the complete TD Garden bag policy for your next basketball game, hockey match, concert, and more!


How Does TD Garden Review Your Bag?

How Does TD Garden Review Your Bag

Fans coming to TD Garden for any event must go through a metal detector. If they have a bag, the security staff will also review it at their table. The security check ensures the bag fits within its size requirements and that the content inside the bag won’t trigger the prohibited items list. If there are any issues with your bag or its contents, they won’t be able to go into the venue with you.


Are you looking for a compliant bag to take to TD Garden for any event? Consider purchasing a clear single-compartment bag now! Also, you can bring other bags into the arena like the ones below.


  • Diaper bags
  • ADA Compliant bags
  • Medical bags
  • Bags that don’t exceed the bag size limit of 14″ x 14″ x 6″
  • A clear tote bag/drawstring bag that does not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″
  • A small purse/clutch


What Items Can’t You Bring into TD Garden?

What Items Can't You Bring into TD Garden

Fans coming to TD Garden for any event must be aware that there are prohibited items that TD Garden staff won’t allow inside the arena. Some of those items are listed below. If you are coming to a game or event at the arena, take a few minutes to check out the prohibited items list from for the most up-to-date information.


  • Outside food
  • Outside drinks
  • Vape pens
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Tripods
  • Large flags and banners
  • Laser pointers
  • Drones
  • Backpacks
  • Any bags that exceed the size limit of 14″ x 14″ x 6″


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the TD Garden?

What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the TD Garden

If your bag is too big to enter TD Garden, you must find a place nearby to leave your stuff. Numerous bars, restaurants, and hotels surround TD Garden in the North End of Boston, where you can see if they will hold onto your property. Most bars, restaurants, and hotels will hold onto your stuff for a small fee if they have the space.


It is best to go about two blocks from TD Garden if you want to leave your stuff at a nearby bar or restaurant. Otherwise, fans leaving the venue tend to flock to the nearby bars after the game, so you will be waiting in line for a while to get your belongings eventually.


If you drove to TD Garden for the game or event, you can then leave those belongings in your car before getting back in the line to enter the stadium.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for a Bruins or Celtics Game

Parking around TD Garden is difficult, so consider securing a spot ahead of time with SpotHero. SpotHero not only can save you a parking spot at a nearby parking garage of TD Garden, but it can also save you money. Check out the complete TD Garden Parking to learn more.


Fans coming to the arena for a game or event can’t bring in any outside food or drinks. Consider going to a nearby bar before a game to avoid paying for food and drinks at the arena. Otherwise, you can check out the TD Garden Food guide to learn what the venue offers fans.


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