Before You Go: Bag, Security, Payment + Other Policies For Taylor Swift’s Minnesota Shows
After much anticipation, Taylor Swift brings her "Eras Tour" to U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24. Both shows are technically sold out, but tickets are still available if you're willing to pay highly inflated resale prices.
For those lucky Swifties who will be in attendance, there are things you'll need to know including what policies U.S. Bank Stadium will have in place so that you don't have any unhappy surprises at the show.
On Friday, June 23, Taylor Swift will be joined by special guests girl in red & Gracie Abrams, and then special guests girl in red & OWENN will open Saturday's show. Doors open both days at 4:30 p.m. and the music is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
All attendees must adhere to U.S Bank Stadium's Clear Bag Policy. That means only bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be permitted into the stadium. Small clutch bags that are 4.5" x 6.5" with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options. There will be bag checks available at DTE Plaza and near the Ticketmaster Gate.
Another policy to be aware of is that U.S. Bank Stadium now provides a fully cashless experience for events, so no cash payments are accepted inside the venue. Guests must bring credit and debit cards or use contactless options like Apple Pay for all purchases.
As for the things people are prohibited from bringing into the shows, U.S. Bank Stadium has an extensive list, which is broken down by category.
Personal Items / Clothing
- Only medical/COVID masks or religious face coverings are permitted. No other masks are allowed on the premises
- No clothing, costume, or personal effects that may impede the view of those around or behind you
- No lights or battery packs in costumes
- No handcuffs or other restraint items
- No animals (except for certified disability service animals)
- No chains, chain wallets, studded jewelry, or spurs
- No bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skates, segways, or other unauthorized means of transportation
- No coolers, thermoses, metal water bottles, or ice chests
- No umbrellas
- No strollers
- No noise-making devices such as air horns, bells, bullhorns, thunder sticks, whistles
- No briefcases, bags, or purses larger than a clutch bag, and no non-clear bags.
Weapons / Dangerous Materials & Objects
- No weapons of any kind (guns, ammo, knives of any size, tasers, pepper spray/mace, etc.) This also applies to off-duty law enforcement and concealed carry permit holders
- No flammables or missile-like objects, fireworks, road flares, emergency flares, explosives, or other incendiary devices
- No aerosol containers, including sunscreen, pepper spray, bug spray, or spray paint
- No balloons, frisbees, projectiles, horns, radios bells, whistles, musical instruments, laser pointers, sticks, poles, bats, clubs, etc.
- No items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests
- No alcoholic beverages
- No food or beverages
- No illegal substances
- No glass or metal containers of any kind
Signage / Advertising / Promotional Materials
- No distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material
- No flyers, samples, giveaways, or promotional items
- No banners or poles
- No signs larger than 11” x 17”
- No political signage
Electronics / Cameras / Recording Devices
- No professional or commercial cameras/photography equipment, video cameras,
- GoPros, audio recording devices, or tripods; no video or audio recording will be allowed (except personal cell phones)
- No cameras with detachable lenses
- No selfie sticks
- No drones
- No lights or battery packs
- No two-way radios or walkie talkies
- No laptop computers, tablets, or digital readers
From my personal experiences attending shows at U.S. Bank Stadium, wearing comfortable shoes is an absolute must as there will be a lot of walking required throughout the day and after the show. Also, take a picture of where you entered the stadium so that you can be sure to exit the same way. It's easy to get turned around while exiting and find yourself outside in a completely different area from where you entered.
Finally, bring plenty of patience as the wait for food, drinks, and bathrooms can take a bit of time. If you can just embrace the moment and go with the flow, you'll have a much better time.