ATLANTA (August 30, 2019) – Fans attending the 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta Labor Day Weekend are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium and are advised to be informed of the following game day reminders:
Clear Bag Policy
In the interest of enhancing existing security measures at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will strictly enforce a bag policy regulating the size and type of permissible bags.
Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at Tailgate Town, stadium plaza areas, stadium gates or when approaching queue lines of for entry into the stadium:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC, and are no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziplock or similar)
- Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (approximately the size of a hand)
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose
Bags will be monitored at secondary security perimeter locations set up around Mercedes-Benz Stadium and increased law enforcement and K-9 patrols will be prevalent throughout the area.
Items that are typically carried in diaper or baby bags must be carried in a clear bag that meets the standards of the bag policy.
Fans may still bring items such as binoculars and cameras, provided they are not in cases, as well as smart phones into Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Bag valet stations will be available outside of the secondary perimeter near Gates One and Two, where fans can pay $5 to store bags that do not meet these requirements during the game.
Working personnel, including media, will enter Mercedes-Benz Stadium through designated gates where they are required to show appropriate credentials and will be subject to screening and bag inspections. For more information on the clear bag policy or the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game’s enhanced security efforts, visit http://www.chick-fil-akickoffgame.com/ClearBag/.
To speed transactions and shorten waits times, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a cashless facility.
The venue no longer accepts cash inside the stadium, requiring payment with a card or mobile payment services such as Apple Pay.
In an effort to include everyone, fans without their own cards can visit any of the 10 kiosks that have been installed throughout the stadium where cash can be loaded onto prepaid debit cards with no transaction fee. Those cards then can be used for purchases inside the stadium. Balances remaining on the cards also can be spent anywhere VISA debit cards are accepted outside the stadium.
For more details on Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s new cashless policy, please visit: https://mercedesbenzstadium.com/card-mobile-payment