Last updated on November 14th, 2023 at 04:24 pm
Durham Bulls Athletic Park is home to the Durham Bulls Triple-A Baseball team for the Tampa Bay Rays. The venue’s bag policy allows fans to bring in a bag that does not exceed 16″ x 16″ x 8″. That means diaper bags, medical bags, backpacks, small fanny packs, and clear-single compartment bags can enter the stadium as of 2023.
Here is the Durham Bulls Athletic Park bag policy guide for your next minor league baseball game. I also share my bag recommendation on what to bring to the game. Finally, there is an affiliate link to Amazon on this page.
Durham Bulls Athletic Park in 2023 does not require the bag to be clear to enter the stadium, which differs from most MiLB venues. However, buying a clear-single compartment bag will make the security inspection faster, and it does prepare you if the team adopts the same clear bag-only policy that most other venues have. Below are the types of bags that fans can bring into the venue.
- A clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 16″ x 16″ x 8″
- A small clutch bag, purse, or wristlet that fits in your hand
- ADA bags
- Medical bags
- Diaper bags
- Fanny packs
- Traditional bags that don’t exceed 16″ x 16″ x 8″
- A one-gallon clear plastic bag
My Clear Bag Recommendation + Experience
I like to bring a clear fanny pack to games for a few reasons. First, my clear fanny pack is clear, which checks off that box that venues have only allowing clear bags to enter. Second, the size of my fanny pack is 11″ x 6.5″ x 5.9″, which makes it smaller than what venues allow fans to bring in. From my experience, I’ve never had a problem getting my clear fanny pack into any stadium.
Below is my video recommending what clear bag to bring into stadiums.
How Does the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Team Review Bags?
Fans arriving at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for a game will pass through a metal detector screening checkpoint at the entrance before scanning their ticket for entry. Fans with a bag will have that go through an inspection at the gate. The staff will review the inside of the bag along with the content to ensure it does not violate their prohibited items list. If there are no issues with the type of bag or the content inside of it, you will get it back to enter the ballpark.
What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into Durham Bulls Athletic Park?
Fans preparing their next trip to Durham Bulls Athletic Park for a game should familiarize themselves with the ballpark’s prohibited items list. Below are some items the stadium security staff won’t allow inside the venue. Please visit the team’s official banned items list page on their website for the most up-to-date information before your next visit.
- Bags larger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″
- Alcoholic beverages
- Selfie sticks
- Outside food and drinks (However, fans can bring in one factory-sealed water bottle into the stadium)
Is There a Bag Check or Locker Storage Area for Fans to Use at Durham Bulls Athletic Park?
There is no official bag check or locker storage area at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Therefore, if your bag can’t enter the stadium with you, you must bring it back to your car and leave it there.
If you don’t have a car to leave your bag in, there are multiple hotels within walking distance of the ballpark that you can visit to see if they will hold onto your stuff. Most hotels charge a small bag-holding fee if they have the space to do that.
Parking and Food Information for a Durham Bulls Baseball Game
Parking near Durham Bulls Athletic Park operates on a first-come and first-served basis. Plan to get to the venue about 1-2 hours before the first pitch to get a spot close to the stadium to park at.
Fans can only bring one factory-sealed water bottle into the venue to enjoy during a game. Otherwise, they can’t bring outside food or drinks into the stadium. Therefore, if you want to eat at the game, you will need to get something from the concession stands.
Visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Food guide for more details.
Greg Kristan, owner of The Stadium Reviews, LLC and TM Blast, LLC, brings his extensive experience visiting over half of the MLB ballparks, along with numerous MLS, NHL, NBA, and NFL venues, to provide in-depth coverage on the bag policy, food options, and parking. He has also been interviewed about his experiences on several sports podcasts.