Minute Maid Park Bag Policy

Minute Maid Park Bag Policy

Minute Maid Park is the Major League Baseball retractable roof home of the Houston Astros at 501 Crawford St, Houston, Texas 77002. The bag policy at the venue is that backpacks are not allowed inside the stadium. However, wiggle room is present if the bag is a single-compartment bag that does not exceed 16” x 16” x 8”. Some bags that fit this exception include medical, diaper, drawstring, and any small clear bag.


Here is the Minute Maid Park bag policy guide for game day and other events.


How Does Minute Maid Park Review Your Bag?

How Does Minute Maid Park Review Your Bag

Fans attending an Astros game must go through a metal detector before scanning their ticket to walk into the stadium. If a fan has a bag with them, then the security team will review that bag separately to ensure it follows the bag policy of the venue. If there are issues with the bag or the items inside, it can’t enter the stadium.


Below are some bag ideas to bring to Minute Maid Park. Buy a clear bag for your next stadium visit!


  • A clear plastic bag that is a single-compartment bag not exceeding the size 16” x 16” x 8”
  • An ADA-approved bag
  • Small purses
  • Soft-sided coolers that don’t exceed the size of 16” x 16” x 8”
  • A medical bag (for breast pumps, oxygen, epi-pens, insulin, etc.)
  • One-gallon size bag
  • A diaper bag


What Items Can’t You Bring into the Houston Astros Ballpark?

What Items Can’t You Bring into the Houston Astros Ballpark

Fans need to be aware that there are items you can’t bring into the stadium for a game or event. Below are some prohibited items you can’t bring to home games for the Houston Astros. As a note, Astros fans should visit this official link to see the list of prohibited items before coming to the stadium to ensure they have no security issues.


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals that are not for ADA purposes
  • Backpacks (any bag that has multiple compartments and exceeds the size of 16” x 16” x 8”)
  • Baseball bats
  • Drones
  • Drugs
  • Fireworks
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Weapons of any kind


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the Astros Venue?

If your bag can’t go into the Houston Astros stadium, fans have two choices on what to do next. First, they can bring the bag to their car and leave it there. From there, they can go back in line to get into the stadium.


Second, fans can walk to a nearby restaurant or hotel in downtown Houston to see if they will hold onto their belongings. You tend to have a better chance that a nearby hotel will put your bag in their storage area for a small fee. You can try some of the bars or restaurants near the stadium, but they can be busy with fans hanging out before the game, making it difficult for them to hold onto your stuff.


Parking Tips and Food Guide at the Houston Astros Stadium

Fans looking to save on parking near the ballpark can use the SpotHero listing above. SpotHero has numerous parking lots in downtown Hotson for fans to reserve before game time. Check out the Minute Maid Park parking guide to learn more.


Baseball fans can bring outside food into the ballpark if it is only for individual consumption and fits into a clear one-gallon bag (or less). Check out the complete Minute Maid Park food guide to see what the venue offers.


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