What to wear for a stadium tour?

Sports stadiums don’t have any specific dress codes for tourists who book their stadium tours. You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. 

Comfort and practicality should be your main considerations when deciding your attire for a stadium tour. 

Here are some tips:

Comfortable Shoes

Stadium tours often involve a lot of walking, including up and down stairs. 

Choose comfortable shoes, preferably closed-toe ones, to keep your feet comfortable throughout the tour.

Layered Clothing

Tourists listen to the guide on tour of Allianz Arena Stadium
Image: allianz-arena.com

Stadiums can have varying temperatures, especially if the tour takes you both indoors and outdoors. 

Dress in layers so you can adjust as needed. 

Check the weather forecast for the day of your tour and dress accordingly.

Sun Protection

If the stadium is open-air and the weather is sunny, consider wearing a hat or sunglasses and applying sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.

Usually, stadium tours have both indoor and outdoor elements. 

Casual and Comfortable Clothing

You’ll likely be doing a good amount of walking and standing, so wear clothes that you find comfortable for these activities. 

Jeans, shorts, or comfortable trousers along with a casual top (like a t-shirt or sweatshirt) are typically good choices.

Team Apparel

Team Apparel
Image: fanaticsinc.com

If you’re a fan of the team that plays at the stadium, feel free to wear their apparel to show your support. 

Just keep in mind that you want to be comfortable, so choose team gear that aligns with the other recommendations here.

Small Backpack or Bag

You might want to bring a small backpack or bag for items like water, snacks, a camera, and any souvenirs you might buy. 

Just make sure to check the stadium’s bag policy beforehand, as some have restrictions on the size and type of bag you can bring.

What NOT to bring on a stadium tour

While specific restrictions can vary from stadium to stadium, some common items are usually not allowed on a stadium tour. 

Here are some things you should generally avoid bringing:

Large Bags or Backpacks: Most stadiums have restrictions on the size and type of bag you can bring. Small backpacks or bags are usually fine, but large ones may not be allowed for security reasons.

Food and Drink: Many stadiums do not allow outside food and drink on the tour. Check the stadium’s policy ahead of time.

Alcohol: Alcohol is typically not allowed on stadium tours, even if it is sold in the stadium during games or other events.

Weapons: Any form of weapon is almost universally prohibited in stadiums.

Professional Camera Equipment: While personal cameras and mobile phones are generally allowed, professional-grade photography or video equipment is often not permitted without special authorization. This can include tripods, large lenses, and other high-end gear.

Drones: For safety and privacy reasons, drones are not usually allowed in stadiums.

Pets: Unless they’re service animals, pets are generally not allowed on stadium tours.

Noise-making Devices: Items like air horns or vuvuzelas that can create a lot of noise are typically not allowed.

Items for Autographs: If the tour includes meeting athletes or other personalities, it’s generally considered polite to not bring items for them to autograph unless this is specifically allowed or encouraged.

Before your stadium tour, it’s a good idea to check the specific rules for the stadium you’ll be visiting. They’ll likely have a list of prohibited items on their website, or you can contact them directly to ask. 

Remember, these rules are in place for the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, so it’s important to respect them.

About the author

Hanan Irfan is a football fanatic and a true red at heart. An ardent supporter of Manchester United, Hanan is inspired by the Class of 92’s story. Apart from football, Hanan also likes following different sports and going on alpine treks. 

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