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Gate Entry

  • Gates open two (2) hours prior to kickoff, to provide fans with the opportunity to avoid long lines and expedite their gate entry. 
  • It is always recommended to avoid long lines and/or avoid missing kickoff by entering the gates on time anywhere from 90-120 minutes before the game starts to guarantee your EASY ENTRY.  
  • Entering the gates after the 90-minute and/or especially within the hour closer to kickoff time may cause you to wait on long lines and/or miss the kickoff.

Walk-through metal and weapons detection security screening is in place at all gates at Highmark Stadium for the safety of our fans and team members.  At Gates 5 and 6, we will be utilizing an even greater technology to enhance and expedite the gate entry process for fans.  Please see the gate entry instructions below to help with the pedestrian flow through the gates:

For Gates 2, 3, 4 and Gate 7:


  • ​Belts, coins, wallets, glasses cases, keys, watches, or jewelry


  • ​Cameras or phones

For Gates 5 and 6:


  • Fans can keep their keys and cell phones in their pockets and should keep their hands to their side as they walk straight through at a normal pace.

Please note that NFL approved bags are always subject to search and any prohibited items or unapproved bags will need to be discarded or returned to your vehicle. See list of prohibited and permitted items below.

Permitted Items

  • The NFL bag policy limits the size and type of bags that can be brought into the facility. This policy was put in place to enhance public safety and expedite fan entry at Highmark Stadium.
  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12", or
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar), or
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (4 ½" x 6 ½"), with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.  
  • Seat cushions must not exceed 15" x 15" and must not contain arm rests, zippers, pockets, flaps or metal backs.
  • Additional clothing and blankets (must be carried loosely)
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras with lenses shorter than six (6) inches
  • iPads and tablet devices

Prohibited Items

  • Tobacco products - including cigarettes/electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, lighters/matches​
  • Drones, Unmanned Aircraft Devices
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances
  • Animals (with the exception of service animals for guests with disabilities)
  • Clutch bags not to exceed 4.5" x 6.5"
  • Beach balls, footballs, balls, inflatable devices (balloons)
  • Bottles, cans, thermoses, and other beverage containers
  • Cameras with lenses longer than six (6) inches
  • Clothing or material with profane language or obscene graphics
  • Fireworks
  • Headwear or clothing that may impede the view of guests
  • Laptop computers, radios
  • Laser pointer devices, noisemakers
  • Promotional materials not approved by the Bills
  • Seat cushions larger than 15" x 15" or that contain armrests, zippers, pockets, flaps or metal backs
  • Selfie sticks, sticks or poles
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Video cameras, monopods and tripods
  • Weapons (knives, box-cutters, firearms, etc.)
  • Any other item deemed dangerous or inappropriate

Exit Plan

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