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.

PNC Stadium encourages guests and supporters to not bring bags to the stadium. If a guest chooses to bring a bag to the stadium, they must be 4.5 x 6.5 or smaller. Bags will not be permitted in the stadium, with the exception of medical bags and diaper bags, in an effort to encourage distancing and quicker screening at the security gates.

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

Prohibited Items

Aerosol cans: air horns, sunscreen, 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 4.5 x 6.5. 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

Beach balls, Inflated Balloons and Frisbees.

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

Cameras, for Houston Dynamo FC, 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 PNC 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 PNC 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 PNC Stadium.