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Stadium Policies

TIAA Bank Field

TIAA Bank Field is a world-class multi-purpose stadium located on the banks of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. Recently undergoing renovations in both 2014 and 2016, the stadium experience at TIAA Bank Field has been rated among the best in major sporting events.

We are excited to host the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at this premier venue and hope to make your game experience an unforgettable one! Parking Lots open at 2:00 p.m. on January 2nd. Tailgating is not only permitted but encouraged!

Clear Bag Policy

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into TIAA Bank Field, the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will limit the size and type of bag that may be brought into the stadium. We strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bags but outline what is permissible. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates, or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

  • 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.

Prohibited bags may be stored for a nominal fee in the Atlantic Self Storage Fan Lockers located outside of Gate 1 on the corner of Lot J and Bay Street! For more information, visit

NFL Clear Bag Policy

Walk-Through Metal Detectors at Gates

EverBank Field Stadium Metal Detector

Each stadium entrance gate at TIAA Bank Field is equipped with a walk-through magnetometer which all fans must pass through. This is not airport security but will be taken seriously. Please be prepared to place items in the bin as you pass through this security feature. Cell phones, cameras, and binoculars must be placed in bins. Keys, loose change and watches can remain in your pockets or on your person.

Restricted Items

Items restricted from TIAA Bank Field include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Audio or video recording devices or cameras with lenses longer than six inches
  • Food or beverage of any kind (unless for medical reasons)
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or similar containers
  • Firearms, explosives, or other incendiary devices
  • Laser pens/pointer
  • Noisemakers
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Infant carriers or strollers
  • Laptop Computers or iPads
  • Banners, flags or signs that may obstruct the view of patrons, obstruct stadium signage, promote an organization or company, be offensive in language, or pose a safety hazard including those attached to a pole.
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by Stadium management.
  • Blankets and Seat Cushions are items that are permitted in the Stadium

For additional information, please see our Clear Bag Policy for the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.

Any medically necessary items must be pre-approved by the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. Please contact to be considered for approval. All items will be subject to proper inspection at the entry gate.