Guaranteed Rate Field Bag Policy

Guaranteed Rate Field Bag Policy

Guaranteed Rate Field is the Major League Baseball home of the Chicago White Sox at 333 W 35th St, Chicago, Illinois 60616. The bag policy at a White Sox Game is that no backpacks are allowed to enter the MLB stadium. The only bags fans can bring on game day are tote bags, small clutch purses, diaper bags, and medical bags.


Here is the Guaranteed Rate Field bag policy guide for your next event.


How Does Guaranteed Rate Field Review Your Bag?

How Does Guaranteed Rate Field Review Your Bag

Fans attending a home game at the White Sox stadium must go through a metal detector before scanning their ticket for the match. If a fan has a bag with them, the security team will inspect the outside and inside of it to ensure it fits their policy guideline. Along with that, the staff will review any items that are in the bag to ensure they follow the prohibited items list.


Below are some bag ideas to bring into the MLB ballpark that complies with the bag policy at the Chicago White Sox’s venue. Purchase a clear single compartment bag before your next visit!


  • A clear bag single-compartment bag not exceeding the size of 12 “x12″ x6”
  • A small purse / small clutches that do not exceed 9″ x 5″ x 2″
  • An ADA-approved bag
  • A medical bag (for breast pumps, oxygen, epi-pens, insulin, etc.)
  • A diaper bag
  • Plastic bag


What Items Can’t You Bring into the Chicago White Sox Ballpark?

What Items Can't You Bring into the Chicago White Sox Ballpark

There is an extensive list of items fans can’t bring into the White Sox venue on gameday. Below are some of the most common and obvious things you can’t bring into the ballpark. Be sure to visit the official prohibited items list before your next visit to see if any new items were added.


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Backpacks
  • Glassware
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Drones
  • Weapons


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the White Sox Stadium?

What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the White Sox Stadium

If your bag does not comply with the White Sox venue’s guidelines or if you have prohibited items, you should put them in your car before heading back in line to enter the stadium.


If you took public transportation to the venue (CTA red line or green line) or took a rideshare to the game and don’t have a car to put your belongings in, your next best option is to head to a nearby hotel to see if they will take your stuff. A few hotels are east of the stadium within walking distance, so you can see if they will take your bag. Most hotels have a storage room where fans can pay a small fee to hold their belongings while they are at the game.


Parking Tips and Food Guide at the White Sox Venue

Fans looking to park at the stadium on game day should arrive 2-3 hours before the game starts. Some matchups against the White Sox draw large crowds, like ones against the Chicago Cubs or on opening day, so you want to plan and get a spot for your car early. Check out the Guaranteed Rate Field Parking guide to learn more.


Sox fans looking to bring outside food into the ballpark for a game can do so if it is for individual consumption and fits in a one-gallon (or less) plastic bag. Fans can also bring a factory-sealed water bottle into the game. As a note, the security team can inspect the outside food and drinks before they enter the stadium. They have the right to turn away any outside items at the gate.


Check out the Guaranteed Rated Field Food items guide to see what the concourse concession stands offer for a game.


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