CONCACAF Announces Clear Bag Policy at All 14 Venues for Matches During this Summer’s Gold Cup

Miami (Wednesday, July 5, 2017) - CONCACAF announced today that a clear bag policy will be in place at all 14 stadiums hosting CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 matches across the United States this summer. 

Fans arriving for matches at stadium gates, Futbol Fiesta areas or other areas where fans queue for entry into the stadium are strongly encouraged not to bring bags. Any bags that are brought to these areas must be in compliance with the clear bag policy.

The safety and security of the fans attending Gold Cup matches is our highest priority, and everyone planning on attending the tournament should adhere to the guidelines at each specific venue. 

The clear bag policy is regularly in effect in all but four of the 14 venues for the 2017 Gold Cup. Security is being increased in those remaining four venues for the duration of the tournament. All fans should ensure that they are in compliance of the regulation before arriving to the stadium. Bags that are not in compliance must be returned to the patron's vehicle or checked at a designated bag check area located outside the stadium perimeter (if available).

The style and size of bags that will be allowed is described below: 

  • 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 bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options. 

Any bags that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be allowed in the stadium. 
Any medically necessary items must be pre-approved by the specific stadium. Please contact the stadium directly to be considered for approval. All items will be subject to proper inspection at entry gate.

Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region and will feature some of the top players of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers from across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship, and culture.

The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup is sponsored by Scotiabank, Allstate Insurance Company, Cerveza Modelo, Nike, Post Consumer Brands and Sprint. The tournament will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and FOX family of networks and transmitted on radio in Spanish by Fútbol de Primera Radio Network, and broadcast by television partners in countries around the world.