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Security and Crowd Safety

The stadium employs security staff to monitor the safety of spectators that attend events at the stadium. Security is responsible for doing bag checks and random pat downs at the entry gates, monitor both prohibited and restricted items and actions, oversee the alcohol license requirements and make the stadium a safe place to come and enjoy an event.

Commonwealth Security Staff - Blue Shirts

Security staff are identified by the blue polo shirt or blue jacket depending on the weather. Security, ushering and the Edmonton Police Service work together to monitor the crowds inside the stadium and take the appropriate actions to ensure an enjoyable time for all.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items are determined by the facility, and are subject to change for different events. Security measures may increase for certain events.

The following items are prohibited at Commonwealth Stadium:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Glass bottles, cans, containers with a capacity larger than 1 liter
  • Alcoholic beverages and outside food(exceptions may be made for medical reasons)
  • Drugs/narcotics
  • Cannabis
  • Umbrellas larger than 16” or with a point
  • Illegal substances
  • Explosives, fireworks, incendiary devices, smoke bombs, aerosol cans, paints, flammable liquids
  • Video cameras, recording devices
  • Professional grade cameras, tripods, selfie sticks
  • Pets (service animals are permitted)
  • Air horns, megaphones, whistles and other mechanical noise makers
  • Peanuts in the shell
  • Laser pointers/pens
  • Beach balls
  • Coolers
  • Bags larger than 14” x 9” x 7”
  • Unmanned aircraft systems - Drones
  • Pipes, rods, dowels and hockey sticks
  • Signs on poles or sticks or constructed of wood or metal material
  • Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate

All prohibited items must be surrendered prior to entry to the stadium. Persons possessing any of these items may be denied entry or may be subject to removal. Persons denied entry or removed for any violation of facility rules will not be issued a refund. Due to these safety procedures, we strongly recommend early arrival to the game, event or concert.

Permitted Items

  • Containers or thermoses with a capacity of 1-litre or less, juice boxes
  • Small individual serving snacks (except peanuts in the shell)
  • Cigarettes/E-Cigarettes in designated areas
  • Still cameras (non-professional, 200 mm lens or smaller), binoculars
  • Small collapsible umbrellas smaller than 16” — cannot be opened inside the stadium or while sitting in the stands impeding other patron’s views
  • Lung powered noisemakers
  • Small strollers (must fold and be able to be stored safely under your seat)
  • Flags (on telescopic poles only)
  • Bags sized 14” x 9” x 7” that fit under seats
  • Banners and signs — signs must be handheld, event-related, in good taste and cannot obstruct another guest’s view.  They may not contain commercial messages, logos or political endorsements and may not be hung off affixed stadium structures.
  • Costumes may be subjected to enhanced inspection.  Masks are permitted only to be worn while in your assigned seat.  Masks cannot be worn on the concourse or in common areas. 


Guests wishing to leave Commonwealth Stadium during an Edmonton Football Team game but planning to return during the same game must have their ticket and hand stamped by security prior to exiting. Only guests with both a stamped valid ticket stub and a stamped hand will be granted re-entry.

Note: There is a no re-entry policy for concerts and live entertainment events.

Lost Persons

If a guest has become separated from his or her party, individuals looking for the lost guest should go directly to the information booth, located on the east and west concourse.

If you find a lost person or lose a person, feel free to ask any Commonwealth Stadium staff member for assistance, or proceed to an information booth.

Lost and Found

All lost and found items will be taken to the information desk at Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre after the event.

For questions about lost items during the event, please ask any Commonwealth Stadium staff member. To contact the information desk please phone 311.

Stadium Policies

Alcohol Policy

All guests who appear under the age of 25 will be required to show valid government-issued ID to purchase alcohol. Guests serving alcohol to minors will be subject to arrest. Alcohol may not be brought into the stadium. Guests attempting to bring alcohol into the stadium will be denied entry or removed. Any guest that is denied entry or removed for any violation of facility rules will not be issued a refund.

An alcohol policy is in effect to assist with responsible consumption. Individuals who appear to be intoxicated will be removed from the premises in a taxi or with a sober family member or a friend. Drunk and disorderly behaviour may also result in arrest and prosecution. Members of the Commonwealth Stadium staff and Edmonton Police Service are available to assist at all times and the public is asked to report any unacceptable behaviour.

Smoking and Drug Policy

Commonwealth Stadium is a non-smoking facility.  Smoking tobacco, vaping and cannabis consumption in a non-designated area will result in ejection from the stadium without refund.

Any form of Cannabis consumption or possession is prohibited on Commonwealth Stadium property at all times including stadium parking lots.  

Smoking (tobacco and vaping) is only permitted in designated smoking areas outside gates 3,7,8,12. Please ask Stadium staff if you require assistance.

Bag Policy

All bags are subject to inspection upon entry and are subject to additional inspections within the stadium. Please have your bag open ready for inspection before entering the gates.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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