Rams policies for fans at games

Rams fans cheer during the team's scrimmage at the Coliseum on Aug. 6.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

The NFL last staged a game at the Coliseum in 1994, when the Raiders called the stadium home.

Much has changed in the more than two decades since, including what fans are allowed to bring to games.

A possible crowd of nearly 90,000 is expected for the Rams’ exhibition against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night.

Metal detectors have been installed at all gates and the stadium has a no reentry policy, according to Rams releases regarding game-day policies.

Gates open two hours before kickoff, excluding Gates 1 and 28, which open three hours before kickoff for fans who wish to visit the Corona Beach House.


The Rams also have adopted a “clear-bag-policy.”

The club says that allowable bags include:

► Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12 by 6 by 12 inches. Official Rams clear plastic tote bags are available at, or at Albertsons, Vons or Pavilions grocery stores, according to the Rams. Bags for all NFL teams are available at

►One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag.

► Small clutch bags, about the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.

► An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

According to the Rams, prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, non-approved seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Non-approved seat cushions include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers.

Additional information:

Other game-day information released by the Rams:

Permits are required for parking in the USC campus and Exposition Park lots. Lots open five hours before kickoff and close 90 minutes after the end of game. Vehicles must exit the stadium parking lots by 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

Tailgating is allowed only in designated Exposition Park lots 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and the South Lawn and State Drive lots. Tailgating is not permitted in Lot 3, the visitor parking structure, South Park Drive., Martin Luther King Boulevard or Expo Center Drive.

There is no tailgating on the USC campus or in USC campus parking facilities.

Full tailgating policies:

The Rams Fan Fest is located on the east side of the Coliseum and opens five hours before kickoff.

Will call is located at the box office at Gate 4. It opens four hours before kickoff and closes after halftime. Ticket issues can be resolved at the Gate 29 office.

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