Game Day Essentials That Fit in My Crossbody Stadium Bag

Game Day Essentials That Fit in My Crossbody Stadium Bag

A great clear, stadium bag is a must have these days. Whether you are off to see a professional, college, or even high school football game these days they have bag policies. Yes, even to go to many concerts you have to have a clear handbag to get in. Gone are the days that you can pack everything but the kitchen sink with you.

The NFL has a very clear policy about sizing and you can read that here. If you are going NFL stadium it is just better to be safe than sorry and go by their rules. Doesn’t matter if it is a sporting event or concert.

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Dress (similar) | Handbag c/o | Scarf | Sneakers c/o

My Stadium Bag

The stadium approved bag that I am carrying is from Hammitt Handbags. It is their Tony Small. Hammitt’s bags are built to last, functional and beautiful. The adjustable leather strap is buttery soft and the gunmetal hardware is guaranteed for life. The bag itself is made of clear TPU. TPU is a cross between plastic and rubber. That means that you get the protection of a hard case and the grip of rubber.

What to Pack in Your Stadium Bag

When you pack your stadium approved bag, you have to be strategic. They are not all that big. Keeping it as simple as possible is best. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be the one in our family that keeps us stuck in the security line. Missing kickoff or the first song is not a good way to start any event.

I tend to pack the basics.

  • Photo ID
  • Credit card, can’t leave home without it
  • Hand sanitizer or wipes
  • Lipstick/small mirror
  • Phone – remember that is also your ticket to get in to the stadium and your camera
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How to Pack Your Bag

The main thing to remember about packing your stadium bag is that everyone can see what’s in it. If you don’t want strangers seeing what you are carrying, then you need to somehow disguise or hide things. It’s a good idea to keep your photo ID and credit card in a small wallet like this. I find that I use my small wallet not only for my stadium bags, but also my evening or very small handbags. It’s a good idea to have one.

When it comes to more personal things, then you might want to have some sort of transparent pouch to store them in. Something like this little privacy pouch works well.

Another trick that I do is tie a scarf at the base of my handbag strap. You can kind of move it around so that others don’t have a clear view of what you have with you. My scarf is in Auburn colors and you can find many of the other SEC teams from the same source here.

Now I am going to turn this over to Lindsay Veremis . She is going to share what game day essentials that she packs in her Hammitt clear bag. Lindsay teaches communications at Purdue University and shares stories about fashion thru the eyes of a former news anchor. You can find her on Instagram here and her blog here.


Thanks so much for stopping. I appreciate each and every read. If you prefer to watch games at home, then I’ve got you covered with some great game day recipes that are healthy. You can read that post here.

Remember to always have a little SASs in your day!


Thanks so much to Hammitt Handbags for kindly gifting stadium bags to me and Lindsay for this post.

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  1. jodie filogomo says:

    It’s amazing how these stadium bags have become such a thing.
    PS. BTW, lately it seems like your photo in the email is blurry. Is it just me?

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