Prohibited Items

As much as we’d like to meet your pets, there are simply some things you can’t bring to a Minnesota United match at TCF Bank Stadium this season. Many of these items are common sense no-nos at a sporting event, but please check the complete list below. And if you’re cheering from the Supporter Section, check below for some of the exceptions to these prohibitions when it comes to supporter groups.

Prohibited items must be returned to vehicles or disposed of before entering the stadium. There are no provisions to check items at the gates and items abandoned outside the gates will be confiscated.

The following is a list of items that are prohibited in TCF Bank Stadium:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Alcohol
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Backpacks, luggage, grocery bags, duffel bags, large bags, large purses or large camera cases. Click here for more info on the Clear Bag Policy.
  • Balloons
  • Balls (beach balls, footballs, baseballs, etc.)
  • Banners (see Supporter Sections Policies below)
  • Beverages, beverage containers or liquids (cans, bottles or boxes)
  • Camcorders and tripods
  • Cameras with lenses over six inches long
  • Cans, bottles, thermoses
  • Chairbacks
  • Coolers of any kind, including small soft pack coolers
  • Fireworks
  • Food
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laptops, iPads, tablets or other large electronic devices
  • Laser pointers
  • Markers (permanent) and/or paint
  • Noisemaking devices (see Supporter Sections Policies below)
  • Objects that can be used as projectiles (sticks, bats, clubs, poles, frisbees, etc.)
  • Sticks or flag poles (see Supporter Sections Policies below)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Tobacco products
  • Umbrellas
  • Video cameras
  • Weapons

Other items that may risk the safety or viewing/listening enjoyment of guests may be prohibited.

Supporters Section Policies

Banners, Flags, and Signs

  • Banners, flags and signs are permitted and encouraged within the Supporters Sections (Sec. 123–127) of the stadium.
  • All banners, flags and signage are subject for inspection before entry to the stadium to ensure there are no safety concerns and comply with the below requirements:
    • Banners must be event-related and may not be commercial or political in nature; banners may not include advertisements, logos or political endorsements/slogans.
    • Banners may not contain images, words or other information that is (or could be construed as being) derogatory, obscene, profane, indecent, vulgar, offensive, graphic, dangerous, inappropriate, objectionable or in “poor taste.”
    • Banners may not interfere with the view or enjoyment of others and are not allowed to block the view of multiple seats.
    • Banners may not block concourse areas or stairways within the seating bowl.
    • Banners may not be constructed of wood, metal or any other material that could cause harm to others.
    • Banners (or parts thereof) may not be used as projectiles.

Banners may be hung only with the permission of club and stadium management. If approved, banners may be hung only with rope, string or plastic ties and may not block any existing signage or vent, or damage any stadium walls, paint, railings, glass, etc.

Noisemaking Devices

  • Musical instruments or any types of noisemaking devices used in the Supporters Sections must be preapproved by Minnesota United or are otherwise not permitted inside TCF Bank Stadium. This includes, but is not limited to, items such as whistles, musical instruments, vuvuzelas, air horns, speakers, megaphones and other electronic sound devices.
  • Once approved, noisemaking devices may only be used in the Supporter Sections (Sec. 123–127) of the stadium.
  • Noisemakers that are not preapproved and/or are used outside of the designated areas will be confiscated.

Sticks and Flag Poles

  • All flag poles or banners on poles must be constructed of hollow PVC pipe poles.
  • Poles are not to be used as projectiles or in any sort of fashion that may endanger fans, players or staff.

Tickets are still available for Minnesota United’s home opener on March 12 at TCF Bank Stadium against fellow expansion side Atlanta United. Be there for the beginning as MNUFC embarks on its inaugural MLS season. Fans who want to catch every home match can join the Itasca Society. Over 11,000 season tickets have already been sold, rapidly approaching the inaugural season limit of 11,842 members in this exclusive club — one for every lake in Minnesota. A portion of all proceeds from these season tickets are donated to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Loon Monitoring program. Both season tickets and tickets for the home opener are available now at MNUFC.COM or by calling 763.4SOCCER.