Citizens Bank Park Bag Policy

Citizens Bank Park Bag Policy

Citizens Bank Park is the MLB home of the Philadelphia Phillies at 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. Regarding the bag policy for coming to a Phillies game, fans can no longer bring in a backpack. The only bags that fans can bring into the Major League Baseball venue is smaller than 16″ x 16″ x 8″. That bag size requirement means that drawstring bags, totes, diaper bags, and fanny packs tend to be what you can bring into the stadium.


Here is the complete Citizens Bank Park bag policy for your next visit.


How Does Citizens Bank Park Review Your Bag?

How Does Citizens Bank Park Review Your Bag

Fans entering the stadium for a baseball game or other event at Citizens Bank Park will need to go through a metal detector. Suppose you bring a bag into the stadium that does not exceed 16″ x 16″ x 8″. In that case, it will go through a separate check by the security team to ensure there are no prohibited items and it complies with the bag policy of the Phillies. If the stadium security staff deems that the bag is too big or if there are items that can’t enter the ballpark, fans will either need to surrender those items at the gate or find a place to store their bag and items before getting back in line to enter the venue.


Here are some of the best compliant bags to bring into the MLB ballpark that complies with Citizens Bank Park’s bag policy. Buy a clear bag for your next stadium visit!


  • Clutch purse
  • Fanny pack
  • Medical bag
  • Single compartment bag
  • Drawstring bag
  • A small clear bag
  • Tote Bag


What Items Can’t You Bring into Citizens Bank Park?

There is an extensive list of items fans can’t bring into Citizens Bank Park for a home game. Some of those items are listed below. However, visiting that official prohibited items list is in your best interest to ensure the rules remain the same before your next visit.


  • Alcohol
  • Any bags (or backpacks) that exceed 16″ x 16″ x 8″
  • Glass bottles
  • Hard-sided / soft-sided coolers
  • Balloons
  • Brooms
  • Tripods
  • Weapons


What Should You Do if Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the Phillies Ballpark?

What Should You Do if Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the Phillies Ballpark

If your bag is too big or you have items that you can’t bring into the stadium on game day, there are lockers you can rent for $10 on Citizens Bank Way to put your bag there. However, these lockers can sell out for specific events, so plan to arrive early at these lockers to get a space for your stuff. Otherwise, you can leave your bag and items in your car if you drive to the game.



Parking Tips and Food Guide for the Phillies

Phillies fans can save money on parking by using the SpotHero listing above before their next event. The SpotHero listing has plenty of parking lots nearby the venue, which tend to be cheaper than the official parking spots. Here is the Citizens Bank Park Parking guide to learn more.


Fans can bring outside food into the venue and a sealed bottle of water that is less than 20 ounces. However, stadium security can turn away food or drink at the gate if it is not for individual consumption or another reason.


Here is the Citizens Bank Park food guide to see what you can get at the venue on game day.


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