Taylor Swift at State Farm Stadium: Here's the bag policy and what time the concert starts

Ed Masley
Arizona Republic

There seems to be some lingering confusion as to what the deal is with the clear bag policy at State Farm Stadium as Taylor Swift prepares to launch The Eras Tour with two sold-out performances the weekend of March 17-18.

State Farm Stadium and the NFL Clear Bag Policy strictly limit the size and type of bags that are permitted in the building.

Backpacks, purses (other than small clutches) and diaper bags are not permitted.

The State Farm Stadium website strongly encourages fans to not bring any bags.

However, each fan may carry one bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, fans may also carry in a small clutch purse or wallet no larger than 4.5 by 6.5 inches, with or without a handle or strap, subject to search.

Opening night review:Welcome to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour era. How her kickoff concert stunned Arizona

What time does the Taylor Swift concert start?

Here's the timetable:

  • The State Farm Stadium parking lot opens at noon.
  • Main gates open at 4:30 p.m.
  • The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with special guests Paramore and an opening set by Gayle.

Here's every song from Night 1:Taylor Swift's Eras Tour opening night setlist, from 'All Too Well' to 'Anti-Hero'

Can I have stickers on my clear bag for Taylor Swift?

This is the part that seems to be confusing people. Here's what the State Farm Stadium page about the Eras Tour says:

"For Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour clear bags may not contain graphics, stickers, writing, or other decorations on more than one side of the clear bag."

That means you're free to bring a bag with stickers and/or other decorations on one side only.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour 2023 launch:Ultimate fan guide to her State Farm Stadium concerts

If your bag is rejected, there's no place to store it

Each ticket holder, including children, will be allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse.

Metal detector screening and a search of all items being carried in will take place at stadium gates.

There are no provisions available to store any prohibited bags. Guests will be asked to return prohibited items to their vehicle or dispose of prohibited them at the gate.

Diaper bags are not permitted, but diapers and wipes may be carried in a clear bag.

Swift City, AZ:Glendale rebrands in honor of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour launch this weekend

Can I bring a blanket or an extra jacket to the Taylor Swift show?

Additional clothing and blankets are permitted if carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.

Blankets should be carried over the shoulder to be screened more quickly.

Small cameras, binoculars and cellphones are permitted if carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.

Seat cushions without pockets, zippers or concealable areas must not exceed 18 inches wide.

Taylor Swift albums in order:Here are all her eras from 'Taylor Swift' to 'Midnights'

Reach the reporter at or 602-444-4495. Follow him on Twitter @EdMasley.