Last updated on November 14th, 2023 at 07:47 pm
Sahlen Field is home to the Buffalo Bisons Triple-A Minor League Baseball team for the Toronto Blue Jays MLB team. The bag policy at the ballpark enables fans to bring in a clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 16″ x 16″ x 12″ in size. However, traditional backpacks and similar bags can’t come into the stadium with fans for a game.
Here is the complete Sahlen Field bag policy guide for your next Buffalo Bisons 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.
Sahlen Field, like most MiLB venues, has a strict clear single-compartment bag policy for fans. However, minor exceptions to this rule are more on a case-by-case situation.
- A small clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 16″ x 16″ x 12″
- A clear one-gallon Ziplock bag
- Diaper bags
- Medical bags
- Small wristlets and purses that fit in your hand
- ADA types of bags
My Clear Bag Recommendation + Experience
I’ve been bringing my clear fanny pack to stadiums over the years without any problems. The size of my clear fanny pack is 11″ x 6.5″ x 5.9″ in size. With the bag being clear and small, I’ve never had any problems getting this bag through the bag check process at stadiums I visit.
Below is my video recommending what clear bag to bring into stadiums.
How Does the Sahlen Field Team Review Bags?
Baseball fans arriving at Sahlen Field for a Buffalo Bisons baseball game will go through a metal detector screening at the gate before scanning their ticket for entry. Fans who have a bag with them will have that go through a bag inspection check at the gate. The inspection includes reviewing the size of the bag, ensuring it is clear, and does not contain prohibited items inside it. For the most part, the team only accepts clear single-compartment bags, but minor exceptions to this rule will be highlighted below.
What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into Sahlen Field?
Sahlen Field has a list of objects that fans can’t bring into the ballpark for a game. Below are some things the security team won’t allow inside the venue for a game. Be sure to visit the team’s official security page for the most up-to-date list of prohibited items that can’t enter the stadium.
- Clear single-compartment bags larger than 16″ x 16″ x 12″
- Luggage bags
- Laptop bags
- Weapons of any kind
- Laser pointers
- Selfie sticks
Is There a Bag Check or Locker Storage Area for Fans to Use at Sahlen Field?
There is no official locker storage option for fans to use at Sahlen Park. Therefore, if you can’t bring your bag into the stadium for a game, you must leave it in your car before getting back in line to enter the stadium.
If you don’t have a car to leave your bag in, see if a nearby hotel or restaurant can watch it while you are at the game. Hotels and restaurants generally have a storage room to hold onto a few bags for fans at the game. If they have the space to watch your bag, you should expect to pay a bag-holding fee.
Additional Information for a Buffalo Bisons Baseball Game
Independently owned parking operates on a first-come and first-served basis for a Buffalo Bisons home game. Parking rates tend to hover around the $15 mark. However, parking prices can increase for specific events.
Fans can bring outside food and drinks into the ballpark for a game. The general rule is that outside food should be in a clear sandwich plastic bag for individual consumption. Fans can also bring one factory-sealed water bottle into the game.
Otherwise, if you want to eat at the game, you can get something from the many concessions stands at the stadium. Visit the Sahlen Field Food Guide to see what you can eat and drink at the ballpark.
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.