Clear Bag Policy

To provide a safer environment and more expedited entry for fans, UCF has implemented a clear bag policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into all sporting events at FBC Mortgage Stadium. There is no longer a bag check service.

Approved Bags

  • Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12."
  • One-gallon, clear, resealable, plastic storage bags.
  • Small clutch bags or purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5."
  • Seat cushions (no arms or pockets on cushion).
  • Individual-sized hand sanitizer bottles, sanitary wipes and all applicable medical exceptions.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to:

  • Any non-clear bag including (but not limited to, see above “Approved bags and items”)
    • Purses
    • Diaper bags*
    • Cases (camera, binoculars, etc.)
    • Backpacks
    • Printed pattern plastic bags
    • Reusable grocery totes
    • Mesh or straw bags
    • Duffel bags
    • Large totes
    • Umbrellas

*Items normally carried in a diaper bag must be put into a clear plastic bag for venue entry.
NOTE: There is NO ability to check bags at the stadium.

Clear Bag FAQ

Where is security screening located?
The new contactless metal detectors are located at all gate entry points, and all patrons are required to be screened prior to tickets being scanned for entry. 
Are there still bag restrictions?
Yes, UCF’s clear bag policy remains in effect. Click here to view the policy.
Are there restrictions on what you can bring into FBC Mortgage Stadium?
Yes, click here to see the Prohibited items list for 2022 at FBC Mortgage Stadium.
What can I do to make screening easier?

  • Arrive early
  • Have your ticket downloaded to your phone before you get to campus
  • Review the clear bag policy, along with FAQs in regards to security screenings

Why is UCF adopting this policy?
Our guests are our most prized partners. Ensuring their safety (and the safety of our student-athletes and staff) is a top priority. World events continue to impact our security, and we cannot ignore them in the annual analysis of our public safety and stadium security policies at our venues.

How does this policy improve public safety?
Clear bags provide layers of security with less inconvenience to our guests. As guests walk toward our events, law enforcement can easily spot prohibited items and have the ability to resolve issues before they even get into line. The clear bags are easier and faster to search, greatly reducing faulty bag searches. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security's "See Something, Say Something" campaign. Additionally, inside the venue, staff members know that a clear bag has already been searched and that any non-clear bag without a security tag requires their attention.

How does this expedite my entry into the venue?
This policy enables us to move guests through our security checkpoints faster, allowing staff to be more efficient and effective in checking bags that are brought into the venue. A standard size bag eliminates the need for bag templates to check sizes. In short, shorter lines mean fewer hassles, all while guests enjoy an improved sense of safety.

How many bags can each person bring into the venue?
Each ticketed guest can carry one clear bag -- either a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag or a 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag -- plus a small clutch purse (4.5" x 6.5"). The small clutch must be carried into the venue outside the clear bag and is subject to search.

What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
Guests carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will not be admitted to the venue. They may return their bag to their car or will be provided a one-gallon Ziploc-style bag into which to transfer their belonging before entering the stadium. Transferring items to a venue-provided bag requires disposal of the non-approved bag, unless it fits into the clear bag. 

Can I bring my purse?
Yes, as long as it meets the size requirements. A small clutch purse that measures no larger than 4.5" x 6.5", with or without a handle or strap, is permitted along with either the 12" x 6" x 12" clear tote bag or one-gallon freezer bag.

What about diaper bags?
Diapers and other baby supplies can be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including each child, is allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the stadium.

Can I carry cameras, binoculars, smart phones or tablets separately from the clear bag?
Binoculars or a phone or camera can be carried into the venue so long as it is not in its own bag.

Are seat cushions allowed to be carried into the venue?
Approved seat cushions may be carried into the stadium. Non-approved seat cushions and chairbacks include any that have arm rests and any large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments or covers.

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?
Guests carrying medically necessary bags or equipment into the venue will be required to have their bag/equipment inspected and tagged by security. Find a CSC gate supervisor.

Do I have to put everything I'm carrying into a permissible clear bag?
No. This policy is designed to limit only the type of bags carried into the venue, not the permissible items that are brought to a game. In their pockets or jacket, guests can carry keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc., if they choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch purse (4.5" x 6.5"). And, they can carry a blanket over their shoulders, binoculars and/or camera without the case around their necks or in their hands. 

Does this policy apply to me if I'm working at the game, not attending as a fan?
Support staff and personnel such as equipment technicians, media, caterers, etc., will continue to enter the stadium through designated gates. These individuals and any items that they bring into the stadium will continue to be screened based on procedures that are already in place. Once screened, the bags will be temporarily tagged, showing that the bag has been screened and approved.

Other Prohibited Items
To ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable visit to Spectrum Stadium, guests are not permitted to bring the following items into the stadium: 

  • Bags
  • Strollers
    • Check-in is located at Gates 5 & 14 Guest Services Tents.
    • You may be permitted to enter through any stadium gate with a stroller
  • Video cameras or Camcorders
  • Still cameras (professional) with lenses over five inches long and/or 50mm and above
  • Aerosol cans (hair spray, mace, pepper spray)
  • Balloons (air or helium)
  • Banners and flags
  • Balls (beach balls, footballs, baseballs, etc.)
  • Cans/bottles
  • Coolers (hard or soft sided)
  • Confetti or glitter
  • Drones
  • Fireworks/flares
  • Frisbees
  • Food and drink
  • Illegal substances
  • Laser pointers
  • Personal chair back seats
  • Picnic baskets
  • Horns, whistles or artificial noisemakers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tripods
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons. No weapons are allowed in the Stadium. Possession of a firearm or any other weapon is strictly forbidden. Possession of such a weapon will result in immediate confiscation, ejection and possible arrest.

The following items will be permitted after inspection:

  • Signs (no poles, sticks or braces allowed)
  • Binoculars and binocular cases
  • Cameras (must comply with the camera/lens limits)
  • Small bags, purses and fanny packs (must comply with the bag limits)
  • Small radios (must be used with an earpiece) 


  • Generally - signs are permitted at athletic events. They must adhere to the following conditions.
  • Cannot exceed 22x28 inches (standard poster board size)
  • May not be attached to posts, standards, or sticks.
  • May not obstruct sight lines of others in attendance.
  • May not block or detract from sponsor signage - or be commercial in nature.
  • Must be in good taste and show good sportsmanship.
  • May not contain objectionable language or innuendo.
  • Should be positive in nature and relate to the event.
  • May not have the potential to incite others.
  • May not detract from the event and must be used in a safe manner.
  • May not be placed on railings or game goals.
  • These standards are at the complete discretion of athletic event mgt personnel and/or law enforcement.
  • The UCFAA reserves the rights to disallow signs/banners at any event without notice.