What am I allowed to bring to Petco Park?


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Can I Bring…

Maybe you have brought necessities with you in the past, only to find out when you check in with security that they are not permitted at Padres games. Or perhaps you’ve left food and drinks at home only to see your row mates indulging on those very same snacks inside the ballpark. Here is the ultimate guide to what you allowed to take to Padres games and what items will be banned by security at the Petco Park entry gates.

Please note the restrictions and list of prohibited items is subject to change. Please check with the Padres if you are unsure. And use your melon.

View updated Bag Policy.

What you can bring to Petco Park

The following chart lists the items you can bring and are not allowed to bring.
Item Allowed?
Alcohol X
Amplified Music, Bullhorns or Loudspeakers X
Backpacks, bags or purses larger than 10” x 7” (Details) X
Ball Retrievers (except baseball mitts) X
Balloons unless pre-approved for an event X
Balls (except baseballs for autographs) X
Banners or signs that violate rules X
Baseball mitt
Baseballs (for autographs)
Bats, large brooms, wooden sticks or rods X
Binoculars
Blankets
Bubble makers X
Cameras (No lens longer than 6” or detachable)
Chewing Tobacco X
Clothing that is deemed offensive or obscene X
Cushions and mats
Dogs, with a few exceptions X
Drones X
Drugs / Marijuana X
Fireworks X
Glass Containers of any type X
Hard Sided Coolers X
Hover boards X
Hula hoops X
Inflatables X
iPads
Juice boxes
Laptop computers (No laptop cases)
Laser pointers X
Lawn Chairs or Rigid Framed Seating Devices X
Liquid required for medical reasons (Factory-sealed)
Luggage or Suitcases X
Microphones (for non-credentialed media) X
Milk cartons
Noise-Making Devices X
Outside food, snacks (More Info)
Segways X
Selfie Sticks (More info) X
Service animals
Sharpies (for signing autographs)
Skateboards, Scooters, Razors X
Small clutch purses, baby and medical bags.
Small whisk brooms
Souvenir bats
Strollers
Sunscreen
Tents X
Thermos bottles X
Towels
Umbrellas (large that block sightlines) X
Umbrellas (small collapsible)
Vape / electronic cigarettes / e-cigarettes (More info) X
Video cameras that do not obstruct views
Wagons – Exception: pushed (not pulled) + safety restraints X
Wallet Chains X
Water bottles (More info)
Weapons (Knives, firearms/guns, tasers, mace, pepper spray, etc.) X

Note: Yes you will be required to pass through a metal detector at the entry gate. This is a rule for every MLB ballpark. Yes all bags will be searched by security. There is a free item check at Guest Services, for items of their discretion. Petco Park has the right to request you to discontinue filming.

Read about Petco Park’s generous re-entry policy.

Subject to Change: This information often changes and may not be current. Your best resource is to contact Petco Park directly.

EDM Concerts: For crowd comfort and safety, there are additional items that are not allowed at EDM Concerts.

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