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Venue Bag Policy

Venues included are Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into our venues, a bag policy has been implemented that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought in.

The implementation of this measure will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain entry. Effective September 1, 2018, fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, at venue entrances, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry.

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12".
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
  • Small clutch or purse no larger than 8" x 11" with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium after proper inspection.
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to; purses larger than (8" x 11"), coolers, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions*, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Fans will continue to be able to enjoy their tailgate activities in the parking lots and to do so with greater safety and the knowledge that their entry into the venues will be smoother and faster.

We encourage fans to visit thomasandmack.com or samboydstadium.com under "Attending an Event" for information regarding the venue bag policy.

*Non-approved seat cushions include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers. Please see our guest services office to have your seat cushion examined.

Bag Policy FAQ

Why did the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion adopt this policy?

This proactive measure will enhance the public safety of our fans both inside and outside of our venues. The public safety of our fans is our number one priority and they deserve a safe and secure environment without hindering their fan experience. We are always looking for ways to improve our security policies. This will make access more efficient by limiting the size and style of bags carried into the venues.

Are other events limiting bags?

Yes. In fact, the NFL, NHL, and many other venues around the globe have enforced a bag policy. We feel these venues have had success in providing safe environments for their fans so we want to provide our fans the same.

How does this make it more convenient for fans?

Having a standard bag style and size allows for fans to move through security check points much faster. It will make our venues job more effective and efficient when checking bags that are brought into our venues. Fans spend less time in line waiting to enter our venue and more time inside enjoying our events. Lastly, it will provide our fans a sense of safety while attending our great events.

How many bags can each person bring into the venue?

One large clear bag − either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or the 12" by 6" by 12" clear PVC vinyl bag − plus a small clutch or purse. The small clutch or purse allows privacy for small personal items and is easily searched.

What happens if I show up at the entrance with a bag that is not permitted?

Fans carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will be turned away from the venue well before they reach the entrance.

If I have certain items that I need to bring into the venue for medical reasons and they won't fit in the clear bag, what do I do?

There will be screening of these bags and medically necessary items prior to entering the venue.

Are all purses prohibited?

No. Small clutch or purses that do not exceed the size of 8" x 11", with or without a handle or strap, are permitted along with either the 12" by 6" by 12" clear tote bag or the one-gallon freezer bag.

Do I have to put everything I'm carrying into the permissible bags?

No. We are limiting only the type of bags carried into the venue, not list of approved items. Therefore, you can carry in your pockets items such as keys, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc. Every member of your family may carry in a permissible bag.

What about diaper bags?

Diapers can be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, would be allowed to carry an approved clear bag into the venue.

If I have special medical equipment I need to have with me at all times, where do I put that?

An exception will be made for medical necessary items after proper inspection prior to entering the venue.