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 90 minutes 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 CF Montreal 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.