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What You Can and Can’t Bring to Chicago Bears Games at Soldier Field



    Security Measures Increased as Home Opener Set to Kick Off at Soldier Field

    Soldier Field has some new security measures in place as the Chicago Bears prepare to kick off their home opener. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 19, 2016)

    Chicago Bears fans are encouraged to pack lightly to ensure a speedy entrance to games at Soldier Field under newly enhanced security measures that may otherwise lead to longer lines.

    Every guest attending games this season will now enter through upright metal detectors and all carry-in items will be searched. If a guest refuses to be searched, they will be denied entry to the stadium. 

    The NFL recommends fans avoid bringing any bags into the game if necessary based on their public safety best practices.

    Guests are permitted to bring the following items into Soldier field:


    • Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12”x6”x12”
    • One-gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag
    • Clutch purse no larger than 4.5”x6.5” in addition to one clear bag
    • Medical bags

    Guests are NOT permitted to bring in the following items into Soldier Field:



    • Purses larger than a clutch bag
    • Cooler
    • Briefcases
    • Backpacks
    • Fanny packs
    • Non-clear cinch bags
    • Luggage
    • Seat cushions with zipped covers
    • Pockets or flaps
    • Computer bags
    • Camera bags


    For a further description of permitted bags, visit the Chicago Bears Bag and Purse Policy page.

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