Here's what purse to take to an NFL football game

Sep 8, 2014

Happy first week of football! In my house, this is a holiday. We call it Football Christmas. This is the start of having friends over every weekend, constant laughter, smack talking, and eating too much food.

Because we don't have a local team, here in LA football happens in your house or at a bar. But for you lucky people in Detroit, New Orleans, San Diego and 29 other cities, you get to see your teams in person! When you go to a live NFL game, though, there are only certain handbags you can take with you. Here's what to bring:

  • a clear bag no larger than 12" x 6" x 12"
  • a small clutch the size of your hand (your hand is smaller than you think!)
  • you can get exceptions for medical items, but you need approval before you go into the stadium 
Here's an officially sanctioned bag from the NFL Shop:

Detroit Lions NFL game bag - Hello, Handbag 

Here's what they look like at the stadium:
NFL clear bag - Hello, Handbag

NFL Cardinals clear bag - Hello, Handbag
FYI you cannot bring:
  • backpacks
  • fanny packs
  • anything bigger than a clutch (a very small clutch!)
  • briefcases
  • coolers (but don't worry, you can still take them to the tailgate) 
Are you in a football city? What's your go-to bag for the game?
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  1. Oh My Gosh, I love this post! Not only am I a football fanatic (and may have to steal your "Football Christmas"), but I recently forgot about this rule at a Seahawks game. I was at the same stadium for a Sounders game a couple weeks prior, and they let me bring in my gigantic purse. However, the NFL (No.Fun.League) is serious business about those see-through bags. I tried to take my purse and ball it up inside the clear bag, and they still weren't having it! We even saw people take out full meals in Tupperware from those bags, smh. So this is a very useful post for all those unsuspecting people that just don't know. Happy football season, and have a great week!

    1. Thanks Angie! I LOVE the Seahawks, they carried me all the way to a fantasy championship last year! We have to help get the word out, I saw so many ladies going through unneeded frustration. We football girls gotta stick together!


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