Target Field Bag Policy

Target Field Bag Policy

Target Field is the Major League Baseball home of the Minnesota Twins at 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403. The bag policy at Target Field is that bags that don’t exceed 16″ x 16″ x 8″ are acceptable to bring into the venue. That includes backpacks, clear bags, diaper bags, purses, and tote bags.


Here is the complete Target Field bag policy and more for your next baseball game or another event at Target Field.


How Does Target Field Review Your Bag?

How Does Target Field Review Your Bag

Fans entering the stadium on game day will go through a metal detector at the Target Field gates. Fans with a bag will have the stadium security staff inspect the outside and inside of the bag to check for prohibited items. If the bag is bigger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″ or if items can’t enter the stadium, fans will need to surrender those belongings before entering the stadium. Otherwise, they must put that bag or things in their car, the storage locker at Gate 6, or another place.


Here are some of the best bags to bring into the MLB ballpark that complies with Target Field’s bag policy. Buy a clear bag for your next stadium visit!


  • A medical bag
  • Tote bag
  • Fanny pack
  • Drawstring bag
  • A small purse / single-compartment clutch purse
  • Laptop bag
  • Soft-sided cooler
  • Any ADA-compliant bag for that individual


What Items Can’t You Bring into Target Field?

What Items Can't You Bring into Target Field

There is an extensive list of prohibited items that Twins fans can’t bring into Target Field for a game. Some of the most common things that fans can’t bring into the venue are below. However, before your next Twins baseball game, visiting the official prohibited items list is best to ensure the rules do not change or update.


  • Bats
  • Beach balls
  • Boom boxes
  • Fireworks
  • Laser pointers
  • Weapons


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter the Minnesota Twins Ballpark?

If your backpack is too big to get into the Twins game at Target Field, you can get a locker near Gate 6 and at the Target Field Station. These lockers come on a first come and first served basis, so plan to arrive early to the game if you have any concerns that your bag may not be allowed inside the venue.


If no lockers are available at Gate 6 and Target Field Station, you can leave your bag and belongings in your car. Leaving your belongings in your vehicle is the safest and best option if you drive and park directly at the stadium.


However, if you took public transportation to the game, you can see if a nearby hotel will hold onto your bag in their storage area. Numerous hotels in the Downtown West District are less than a mile from the stadium, so head over there to see if they will take your bag. Hotel bag storage also comes on a first-come and first-served basis.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for the Minnesota Twins

Fans looking to save money on parking for a Twins game should check out the SpotHero listing above. SpotHero has plenty of affordable parking options throughout Minneapolis, close to Target Field. Check out the Target Field Parking guide to learn more.


Fans can bring outside food and one bottled water 32 oz. or less into Target Field for a baseball game. The food and water bottle will go through an individual check by the security team before entering the stadium. As a note, the security team does have the right to turn away any outside food from entering the stadium.


Check out the Target Field Food guide to see what items you can get at the concession stands.


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