Clear Bag Policy

In the interest of public safety, the City of Tuscaloosa is implementing a clear bag policy for all public events held at Mercedes-Benz Amphitheater. This policy limits the size and types of bags allowed into the venue by patrons and staff. Beginning immediately, patrons will be able to carry the following style and size of bag into the facility:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC, and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. 
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags.
  • Small clutch (4.5″ x 6.5″ or smaller) with or without a handle or strap.
  • Patrons also will be able to carry other items allowed into the venue such a phones, but their cases/bags will not be allowed (items within the clear bag must be loose).
  • Amphitheater management may allow certain bags that do not conform to the clear bag standards to be searched and tagged for admittance if the bag contains items that are required for medical or health purposes.
  • Prohibited bags are all bags other than those mentioned above. This includes: backpacks, binocular cases, camera cases, fanny packs, printed bags, tinted plastic bags, mesh bags and purses.

All non-permissible bags must be removed from the Amphitheater grounds.  Any persons arriving with prohibited items will be required to return the bag to their vehicle and transfer any permitted belongings into a permissible clear bag prior to entrance.  Non-permissible bags or items will not be stored by the Amphitheater or allowed to remain on the grounds.  The City of Tuscaloosa may choose to enact these policies for other City venues or events.