Busch Stadium Bag Policy

Busch Stadium Bag Policy

Busch Stadium is the Major League Baseball home of the St. Louis Cardinals at 700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63102. The bag policy at Busch Stadium is that fans can bring bags into the stadium that don’t exceed 10″ x 8″ x 10″. The best bags to bring into the venue are completely clear to help the security team review the items in them, which helps speed up the review process.


Here is the complete Busch Stadium bag policy and more for your next event at the ballpark.


How Does Busch Stadium Review Your Bag?

How Does Busch Stadium Review Your Bag

Any fan that wants to enter the Cardinals venue for a baseball game or event must go through a metal detector. If the fan has a bag with them, the security team at the gate entrance will review it to ensure it fits their bag policy rules and has no prohibited items. If there are any issues with the bag or items, the fan can either surrender them directly at the gate or find a place to leave them before going into the stadium.


Here are some approved bags to bring into the MLB ballpark that comply with Busch Stadium’s bag policy. Buy a clear bag for your next stadium visit!


  • A clear plastic bag that does not exceed 10″ x 8″ x 10″
  • Fanny pack/ clutch purse
  • Medical bags
  • Diaper bags
  • ADA-compliant bags
  • Drawstring bag
  • Tote bag
  • Soft-sided cooler not exceeding 10″ x 8″ x 10″


What Items Can’t You Bring into Bush Stadium?

What Items Can't You Bring into Bush Stadium

There are many items that fans can’t bring into Busch Stadium on game day. Here are some of the most common things that won’t be able to come with you into the arena. Before your next visit, visit the official prohibited items list to ensure the rules don’t change or update.


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals that are not for ADA purposes
  • Bags that exceed 10″ x 8″ x 10″
  • Brooms
  • Camera backpacks
  • Tripods
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Coolers that are larger than 10″ x 8″ x 10″
  • Flag poles
  • Lasser pointers
  • Luggage
  • Glassware
  • Thermoses


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the St. Louis Cardinals Ballpark?

If your bag does not comply with the Busch Stadium bag policy, you must leave that in your car before getting in line to watch the ballgame.


If you did not drive your car to the Cardinals game and need to leave your bag somewhere, your best bet is to try some local hotels near the stadium. Most hotels allow fans to leave their bags at the establishment for a small fee. However, most hotels only allow a certain number of fans to take advantage of this, so plan to arrive early to the stadium if you need to go to a nearby hotel to leave your stuff.


Parking Tips and Food Guide at Busch Stadium

Fans looking to save money on parking near Busch Stadium for a game or concert should visit the SpotHero listing above. The Cardinals are one of the more popular teams in Major League Baseball, meaning parking can be challenging. Check out the complete Busch Stadium Parking guide to learn more.


Fans can also bring food and drinks outside Busch Stadium for an event. Your best bet to be okay with bringing outside food into the venue is to keep it to personal consumption that fits in with the bag policy. For drinks, you want to bring a plastic bottle with water or a non-alcoholic beverage that is factory sealed. As a reminder, the security staff at the venue has the right to turn away any food or drink at the gate.


Check out the Busch Stadium food guide to see what concession stands are at the venue.


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