Headed To The Ballpark? Bring These Things

“Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd” buy me some… okay we all know the song. The weather is warm, which means it is time for outdoor sports and games. There are so many wonderful outdoor activities to enjoy in the summertime, but who doesn’t love to crunch on some peanuts while watching a ball game or hitting some baseballs and softballs around on the field? If you’re grabbing some tickets to a ball game, you’ll want to know what you can and can’t bring.


Each MLB stadium has its security guidelines, so you’ll want to check before you head to the game. Bag policies vary quite a bit, but a general rule of thumb is to bring a clear bag. Most stadiums have strict bag policies, so keep that in mind if you plan on bringing one.


This one may be obvious, but you don’t want to forget your gameday tickets or parking passes. Most stadiums have transitioned to digital tickets. If you still need to purchase tickets, you can go through the team’s website or the MLB Ballpark App. Both will have plenty of information. These are not the only two options though, as there are many ticket outlets to go through. Make sure you are on a secure site and refrain from using street vendors.


One thing about outdoor sports is that they are outside, so you want to check the weather ahead of time. The weather can be unpredictable though, so it’s always in your best interest to bring a hat, sunscreen, jackets, or rain ponchos. Warm weather also brings out the bugs so packing bug repellent is a good idea too.


Various stadiums have transitioned to cashless payments only, so you must have multiple forms of payment on hand especially if you plan to grab some popcorn.

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Camera and Glove

Some ball game goers like to take photos. Bring a camera if you want to have some fun memories and cool action shots. Baseball gloves are fun to bring too! You never know when you’ll catch a foul ball.

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