Progressive Field is the Major League Baseball ballpark home of the Cleveland Guardians (formerly Cleveland Indians) at 2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Fans who want to bring a bag into the MLB venue can do so if it does not exceed 16″ x16″ x8″. That bag rule goes for medical, backpacks, diaper bags, and other small bags. If your bag is too big or has items you can’t bring into the venue, you must bring it somewhere else before entering.
Here is the complete Progressive Field bag policy guide for your next baseball game or event!
How Does Progressive Field Review Your Bag?
Entering Progressive Field will have security in place via walk-through metal detectors. If you bring a bag to the Guardians venue, it will go through an independent review to ensure that it does not exceed the 16″ x16″ x8″ size and has no prohibited items. If any items can’t go through the venue, you will need to either throw them away or you will need to store your bag somewhere else before entering the venue.
Looking to bring a bag to a Cleveland Guardians game? Consider checking out this list below of suitable bags. Also, to be on the safe side, purchase a clear single-compartment for your next visit!
- A see-through backpack (clear single-compartment bag)
- A small purse
- Any medical bag / diaper bag
- Any ADA required bag
- Drawstring/tote bag
- A fanny pack
- A laptop bag
What Items Can’t You Bring into Progressive Field?
Progressive Field has an extensive prohibited items list of items you can’t bring into the venue. Before visiting the venue, check out that link to ensure the rules remain the same. Here are some more common items that can’t go into the venue.
- Air horns, cowbells, bats, etc.
- Hard-sided coolers
- Any bag that exceeds 16″ x16″ x8″
- Chewing tobacco
- Pets that are not deemed for service assistance
What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter Progressive Field?
If your bag is too big to enter Progressive Field, your best bet is to visit a nearby hotel or bar to watch your belongings. Most hotels around the venue regularly do this for fans, especially fans checking out that morning and needing a hotel to watch their belongings as they go to the game. Most places will charge around $10-$20 to watch your belongings, but it does come on a first come and first served basis. Be sure to budget extra time when coming to Progressive Field if you need to walk to some of the hotels at Prospect Ave E or another street nearby.
As a note, I was fine leaving my bag and suitcase at the Hampton Inn Hotels, about a mile from the venue.
Parking Tips and Food Guide at Progressive Field
Fans looking to save on parking for a Guardians game should use that list from SpotHero above. SpotHero works great for fans who are okay with walking about a half mile to a mile from the venue to their parking spot to get to and from the game. Here is the complete Progressive Field parking guide if you want to learn more.
Fans can bring outside food that is for individual consumption and one bottle of water that is factory sealed that is less than 20 ounces into the venue. The security staff will inspect all outside food at the venue.
Check out the Progressive Field Food guide to know what you can get on game day at the venue!