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Stadium Security Policies

Screening Policy

All bags and persons are subject to a visual and metal detector screening. Screenings are a condition of entry and any refusal to be inspected may result in a refusal to admit.

BBVA Stadium encourages guests and supporters to not bring bags to the stadium. If a guest choses to bring a bag to the stadium, they must be no larger than 14” x 14” x 6”.

Gold Cup Clear Bag Policy

The clear bag policy is in effect in all 15 US-based venues for the 2019 Gold Cup. 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.

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Below are the items you can and cannot bring into the stadium.

 

Prohibited Items

  • Aerosol cans: air horns, sun screen, bug spray, silly string, hairspray, etc.

  • Animals, with the exception of service animals.

  • Bags, including but not limited to: Large purses, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags or any bag larger than 14"x14"x6". All items are subject to search.

  • Banners, signs and/or flags larger than 4 feet tall by 8 feet wide. Any banners or signs that do not fit this guideline may submit a request for entry in writing to Guest Services at [email protected]

  • Beach balls, Inflated Balloons and Frisbees.

  • Bikes, inline and roller skates, skateboard, scooters, shoes with wheels.

  • Cameras, for Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash and Texas Southern University football, with lenses longer than 8 inches. For all other events, please call the switchboard at 713-547-3000 prior to the event for updated information.

  • Chains, studded bracelets, etc.

  • Chewing Tobacco. 

    As of January 1, 2019 BBVA Stadium is a completely Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus. This includes both Event and Non-Event Days. All types of tobacco and smoke products are prohibited, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and any type of vaping kits, as well as all smokeless tobacco products.

    The BBVA Stadium Campus extends outward from the stadium to the curb line along Texas Ave. on the north, Emancipation Ave. on the west, Walker St. on the south, and the Lofts at the Ballpark apartments on the east. All guests, staff and vendors who wish to smoke or use smokeless tobacco must cross the street onto public right-of-way areas.

    For all ticketed events, Stadium policy does not allow guests to leave the building and re-enter.

  • Clothing or items with offensive language or any other item deemed inappropriate by BBVA Stadium.

  • Confetti.

  • Coolers and ice chests.

  • Drones

  • Flammable liquids.

  • Flares, incendiary devices, smoke bombs, sparklers and fireworks of any kind.

  • Illegal drugs and any other illegal substances.

  • Inflatable objects.

  • Laser pointers and laser pens.

  • Noisemakers: air horns, boom boxes, cowbells, drums, horns, megaphones, vuvuzelas, whistles, or any other item deemed as a noisemaker by BBVA Stadium management.

  • Metal or glass containers of any kind.

  • Missile/projectile like objects.

  • Outside food & beverage of any kind. Souvenir cups purchased from Levy Restaurants are valid for one-time use only, and will not be allowed to re-enter BBVA Stadium for future events.

  • Pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, flyers, etc. unapproved by BBVA Stadium management.

  • Poles and/or rods.

  • Portable heaters.

  • Seat cushions.

  • Smoking in restrooms, seating areas, concourses, suites, clubs, etc. 

    As of January 1, 2019 BBVA Stadium is a completely Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus. This includes both Event and Non-Event Days. All types of tobacco and smoke products are prohibited, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and any type of vaping kits, as well as all smokeless tobacco products.

    The BBVA Stadium Campus extends outward from the stadium to the curb line along Texas Ave. on the north, Emancipation Ave. on the west, Walker St. on the south, and the Lofts at the Ballpark apartments on the east. All guests, staff and vendors who wish to smoke or use smokeless tobacco must cross the street onto public right-of-way areas.

    For all ticketed events, Stadium policy does not allow guests to leave the building and re-enter.

  • Tripods, monopods and selfie sticks.

  • Umbrellas. Guests are encouraged to bring raincoats, pullovers or ponchos.

  • Video and Audio recording devices.

  • Weapons of any kind.

  • Any other item deemed to be inappropriate or dangerous by BBVA Stadium management.

Permitted Items

  • Balloons: Deflated balloons are permitted. Helium filled and inflated balloons are prohibited.

  • Banners, signs and/or flags no larger than 4 feet tall by 8 feet wide as long as they do not obstruct any stadium or event signage, do not contain commercial messages or offensive material, do not obstruct view for other guests and are relevant to the event. Any banners or signs that do not fit these guidelines may submit a request for entry in writing to Guest Services at [email protected]

  • Binoculars and binocular cases. All items are subject to search.

  • Cameras, for Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash and Texas Southern University football, with a lens no longer than 8 inches. For all other events, please contact the switchboard at 713-547-3000 prior to the event for updated information. Camera bags will not be allowed into the stadium.

  • Child care supplies approved by BBVA Stadium management.

  • Electrical items powered by battery such as small radios, small TV monitors, cell phones. Guests may be requested to turn on the item to verify it is what it appears to be.

  • One empty, clear plastic bottle 32 ounces or less. Water fountains are available throughout BBVA Stadium. Please note: Souvenir cups purchased from Levy Restaurants are vaild for one-time use only, and will not be allowed to re-enter BBVA Stadium for future events.

  • Medical supplies approved by BBVA Stadium management.

  • Soccer balls.

  • Streamers are permitted at Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash home games only. Each guest will be limited to 3 rolls per person, 81 ft long/4.5 inches in diameter.