In 1919, two architects won a competition to build a memorial for American soldiers who died in wars. Soldier Field was built in three stages between 1922-1939. Originally named the Municipal Grant Park Stadium in 1924, it was changed a year later to Soldier Field. In 1971, the Chicago Bears left Wrigley field to play at Soldier Field. Since then, numerous games, concerts, festivals, and events have been held. Two notable events: the 1994 World Cup was played on the field, being the first time on American soil. The second, is the birthplace of the first Special Olympic games in 1968.
Over time the facility has received updates and is the first NFL stadium and first existing North American stadium to receive the award of LEED-EB certification. As a sustainable brand, we love to see bigger entities taking on environmental certifications and making steps in a positive direction for our planet.
When planning a visit to this historic landmark, bringing the correct stadium approved bag is a must to get through the door. Check out our sustainable stadium approved bags!
Does Soldier Field have a clear bag policy?
For events at Soldier Stadium, they have implemented the NFL clear bag policy across the board. The NFL Clear Bag Policy includes:
- Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
- Small clutch bags, which cannot exceed 4.5" x 6.5" in size, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags.
What’s prohibited? Purses that are larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions, luggage, camera bags.
Exceptions: Medical bags and kits are allowed, but are subject to be searched at gates. Diaper bags are permissible as long as they can fit into a clear bag that does not exceed 12"x6"x12".
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Bags that are acceptable into the arena include: a small purse or personal bag up to 10” x 6” x 2“ in size. Medical and diaper bags are allowed, but are subject to search at the gate. Clear bags are encouraged to speed up the entry lines and help with security.
What’s prohibited? Backpacks.
Bags smaller than 16 x 16 x 8 inches are permitted. This includes small purses, clutches, lunch bags, briefcases, soft-sided coolers. There is an exception to medical and diaper bags that will be subject to search at the gates.
What’s prohibited? Backpacks, including clear backpacks and hard-sided coolers.
Guarantee Rate Field
No bags will be allowed into the ballpark except for small medically required bags, small clutch purses 9” x 5” x 2" or smaller, and diaper bags with an infant present.
Wintrust Arena allows approved clear plastic, vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″, which may be hand carried or have a strap. Additionally they allow one gallon sized clear bag or a small purse that is 4.5” x 6.5”, which is the appropriate size of a hand.
What’s prohibited: Purses that are larger than 4.5” x 6.5” that are not clear, camera bags, cinch bags, briefcases, camera bags, computer bags, fanny packs and luggage.
With any event or venue, we always encourage you to view the website before making a plan for your event so you know you’ll get through the door with ease. Clear handbags are usually always permitted and always encouraged, so we suggest making a purchase as it will become a closet staple for years to come.