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Super Bowl Screening Procedures For Spectators

Security screening at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be significantly heightened for the Super Bowl. Many items usually permitted in NFL events will not be allowed into the Super Bowl. The National Football League and the Police Department strongly recommend that spectators minimize the number and size of all items carried into the Dome.

All items carried by spectators will be carefully inspected and potentially not allowed into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Spectators are urged to bring nothing larger than a very small purse or bag. The NFL, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the New Orleans Police Department will not hold prohibited or excluded items for spectators.

Prohibited Items In Stadium

The following list is a guide only. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

  • - Alcohol (unless purchased at an NFL Venue)

  • - Animals (except assistive animals)

  • - Bags measuring larger than 12" in any dimension

  • - Banner (any object that obstructs the view of another)

  • - Beach Balls

  • - Beverages (unless purchased at an NFL venue)

  • - Camcorders

  • - Containers of any type:

    • Aerosol Cans

    • Coolers (of any size)

    • Backpacks

    • Bottles

    • Tripods

    • Mace/Pepper Spray

  • - Food (unless purchased at an NFL Venue)

  • - Footballs

  • - Fireworks

  • - Frisbees

  • - Laser Lights and Pointers

  • - Mace / Pepper Spray

  • - Noisemakers and Horns

  • - Poles, Sticks, Missile like objects of any kind

  • - Strollers

  • - Tripods

  • - Umbrellas

  • - Weapons, Knives and Explosives

Additional Information

Cameras and Binoculars

Small cameras and binoculars will be allowed. No spectator cameras with lenses over six inches (6") long will be permitted. Again, camcorders will be prohibited.

*Items purchased in Fan Plaza on Game Day will be allowed in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Prohibited items and items determined to not be appropriate for entry into the Dome will be the responsibility of the ticket holder and cannot be accepted or checked by the NFL, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome or the New Orleans Police Department. We urge spectators to secure these items in vehicles or hotel rooms.

The cooperation, patience and understanding of spectators is greatly appreciated by the National Football League, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the New Orleans Police Department. The cooperation of all spectators will greatly aid in the level of security provided to all in attendance at these events.

SECURITY SCREENING ON GAME DAY BEGINS AT 1:00 PM PLEASE COME EARLY TO AVOID DELAYS AND SPEED THE ENTRANCE OF ALL SPECTATORS.