Hadlock Field Bag Policy

Last updated on October 31st, 2023 at 01:31 pm

Hadlock Field Bag Policy

Hadlock Field is home to the Portland Sea Dogs Double-A Minor League Baseball team at 271 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102. The team strongly encourages fans to bring bags to the game if needed for medical reasons. For example, medical and diaper bags can come into the venue with fans for a game. Otherwise, traditional personal backpacks and totes can’t go into the stadium for a game.


Here is the complete Hadlock Field bag policy guide for your next Portland Sea Dogs baseball game.


How Does the Hadlock Field Security Team Review Bags?

How Does the Hadlock Field Security Team Review Bags

Fans arriving at Hadlock Field for a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game will go through a metal detector screening at the entry gate before entering the stadium. Fans who have a bag with them will have a stadium security official inspect it and the content inside of it. As a reminder, the team encourages fans not to bring any bag into the stadium unless it is a diaper bag or something similar. If you try and bring a personal backpack into the game, the security staff won’t allow you to enter the ballpark with it for a game.


Buy a clear single-compartment bag for your next Portland Sea Dogs game! It is best to bring a clear single-compartment bag to the game if you need to bring a diaper bag or something similar. The clear bag will result in a faster bag inspection at the gate, so you get into the stadium quicker for a game. Below are the different types of bags that can come into the stadium.


  • Diaper bags (need to have an infant or child with you). As a note, you can bring in a clear single-compartment bag that contains what is usually in your diaper bag to speed up the bag inspection at the gate
  • Medical bags
  • ADA-type of bags
  • A small clutch, wristlet, or purse that does not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ in size


What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into Hadlock Field?

What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can't Bring into Hadlock Field

Fans heading to the Portland Sea Dogs ballpark for a game should familiarize themselves with the team’s prohibited items list. Certain items can’t come into the stadium, and if they are in your bag or your pockets, you won’t be allowed to bring them to the stadium for a game. Visit the team’s “know before you go” section on their site for the most up-to-date information.


  • Outside food and drinks
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Drugs
  • Laser pointers
  • Drones
  • Non-approved bags. For example, laptop bags, coolers, backpacks, and similar types of bags can’t come into the stadium
  • Animals not for ADA purposes


Is There a Bag Check or Locker Storage Area for Fans at Hadlock Field?

There is no on-site locker storage at the Portland Sea Dogs Stadium for fans to store their bag if they can’t bring them into the venue. Remember, the team encourages fans to leave all bags at home (or in a car) if they are not for medical reasons. Therefore, if you have a personal backpack, you won’t be allowed to bring that into the stadium with you.


If you don’t have a car to leave your bag at, see if one of the nearby bars or restaurants near the stadium can hold onto it while you are at the game. If a bar or hotel has space to watch a bag, they tend to charge a small bag-holding fee.


Parking and Food Information for a Portland Seadogs Baseball Game

There are multiple parking garages and lots that fans can park at when arriving at Hadlock Field for a game. One recommendation is to park at the Maine Medical Center Lot since it is a short walk to the ballpark.


Fans can’t bring outside food or drinks into the stadium for a game. Therefore, if you want to eat and drink during a game, you must get something from the concession stands. Visit the Hadlock Field Food guide for more information.

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