PROHIBITED ITEMS

All spectators attending an event at Stade Saputo (the “stadium”) are subject to an electronic inspection by security prior to entering the gates.

Spectators with bags are subject to a more thorough inspection and will be asked to open their bag. The process of searching and confirming the contents of a bag are a “Condition of Entry”. Where the contents cannot be verified the individual can be refused entry.

In order to minimize potential wait times at the stadium’s gates, the staff suggests:

  • To arrive at the gates 2 hours prior to kickoff;
  • To leave bags at home;
  • To carry as few items as possible;
  • To follow directions given by security and the stadium’s staff.

Spectators in possession of prohibited items will be turned away and may be transferred to the appropriate authorities.

Prohibited items include:

  • All backpacks, camera bags, large tote bags and coolers of any size;
  • Any bag larger than 14”x14”x6”;
  • Any missile or projectile like object
  • Animals (with the exception of guide dogs for the disabled);
  • Weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, knives, pepper spray, stun guns, concealed weapons or firearms, real or fake;
  • Remote-controlled airplanes or aircrafts and drones;
  • Balls (soccer, beach, inflatable, party balloons, etc.);
  • Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, food coming from outside the stadium;
  • Aerosol cans, spray cans, corrosive, flammable substances, dyes or receptacles containing substances which are harmful to health or are highly flammable;
  • Bottles, cans, thermoses or any other container;
  • Professional cameras with lenses bigger than 2.5” or any other removable lens;
  • Professional cameras and equipment, such as tripods, batteries and commercial video cameras;
  • Chairs or seat cushions larger than 15”x15” or those that contain metal arms or backs (other than those approved for persons with special needs);
  • Hats or clothes that may impede the view of the fans;
  • Streamers and confetti;
  • Illegal drugs or toxic chemical products;
  • Fireworks of any kind including, but not limited to, flares, smoke bombs, sparklers, fireworks or any other non-approved pyrotechnic items;
  • Mechanically-operated instruments which produce excessive noise such as megaphones, air or gas-powered horns (need management’s approval in supporters sections only);
  • Monopods and tripods;
  • Umbrellas;
  • Selfie sticks;
  • Skateboards, rollerblades and hoverboards;
  • Laser pointer devices;
  • Sticks or poles (need management’s approval);
  • Radios or hand-held TVs larger than pocket-sized;
  • Any promotional or commercial materials;
  • Clothing with profane or abusive language, obscene graphics, or material considered to be indecent or inappropriate by stadium management;
  • Noise-makers, including, but not limited to, whistles, horns; vuvuzelas.
  • Other objects which could compromise public safety and/or harm the reputation of the event.

Permitted items include:

  • Spectators with bags smaller than 14’’ x 14’’x 6’’ and that respect the permitted types of bags are subject to a more thorough inspection and will be asked to open their bag.
  • Special consideration will be made for parents caring for infants and guests with legitimate medical needs, however the same bag inspection procedures will apply.

* Stade Saputo, Free 2 Play and the Montreal Impact reserve the right to modify the Code of Conduct, Rules & Regulations, Prohibited Items List, and policies or procedures at any time without notice to spectators.