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Security Guidelines

Review the Angel Stadium of Anaheim security policies regarding parking lots and permitted items

Angels Security Features

The Angels have announced some changes at Angel Stadium, including the installation of walk-through metal detectors at all ballpark gates.

Angels Safety Screening

The items can stay on your person:
Belts, coins, wallet, watches and jewelry, shoes, jackets

These items will need to be removed:
Cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases - also other large metal objects also prohibited

FAQ: Security & Metal Detectors

Why are the Angels making this change?
Major League Baseball is mandating the screening process of all guests upon entry into every MLB ballpark in order to increase and standardize security practices across the game. Fan and staff safety is a top priority for the Los Angeles Angels and we believe this change greatly enhances ballpark security.

What can guests expect at the gates at Angels Stadium?
Fans with bags will have their bags checked at the gates. All fans will be asked to remove cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases and other large metal objects from their pockets before walking through a metal detector. If the device detects something, the guest will be checked with a hand-held wand, with further security follow-up, if needed.

Does this mean it's going to take longer to enter the stadium?
The Angels are making every effort to ensure this security enhancement doesn't slow down the process of getting into the game. Initially, as with any new process, fans may experience longer wait times. We will have extra staff on duty at peak times to help facilitate the quickest entry possible. We appreciate your patience.

What can I do to help get into the ballpark quickly?
Arrive early, know which items are prohibited, and avoid bringing a bag, if at all possible. Fans without bags can use Express Entry lines at each gate to bypass bag search lines and enter the ballpark as efficiently as possible.

Is this like the TSA at the airport?
The process looks similar to airport screening, but our equipment is specifically calibrated to identify larger metal objects, rather than small, non-threatening metal items like watches and belt buckles. Fans will not be asked to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets or coins before passing through the metal detector.

I have a medical device that sets off metal detectors. What should I do?
Discreetly contact the CSC Security Guard and/or the Security Greeter at the entry gates. They are trained and prepared to help you with an alternative screening method.

Can I bring in a stroller through the metal detector? What about a wheelchair?
MLB mandates that all guests are screened prior to entry. Those with strollers and those with wheelchairs will not have to go through the walk-through detectors, but they will be subject to an alternative screening method in addition to the standard bag search.

Do metal detectors emit any electromagnetic waves that can harm me?
All Garrett PD 6500i walk-through metal detectors in use at Angel Stadium meets and exceeds local and international standards for electromagnetic emissions and immunity, as well as electrical standards used worldwide. For further information, please visit the manufacturer's website:

Parking Lot

The Angel Stadium of Anaheim parking lot opens 2 1/2 hours prior to the start of the scheduled first pitch. No cars will be admitted into the lot before that time.

  • Alcohol consumption is prohibited in the Angel Stadium of Anaheim parking lot.
  • Charcoal grills are prohibited in the Angel Stadium of Anaheim parking lot. Only gas/propane grills with fuel valve turn-offs can be used in the parking lot.
  • Unlicensed motorized vehicles (like gas or electric-powered scooters) are prohibited in the Angel Stadium of Anaheim parking lot.

Entering the Ballpark

Any style of bag that measures 16" by 16" by 8" or smaller will be permitted inside Angel Stadium of Anaheim. All bags exceeding these dimensions will not be allowed inside the facility.

  • All guests upon entry will walk through a metal detector at the gates.

    The items that can stay on your person:
    Belts, coins, wallet, watches and jewelry, shoes, jackets

    These items will need to be removed:
    Cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases
  • Hard-sided coolers are not allowed inside Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • All bags that meet the size guidelines will be subject to search prior to entry into Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • There are no bag storage facilities outside of Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Bags that do not meet our size guidelines or refuse to be searched cannot be stored or watched by Angel Stadium of Anaheim staff.
  • No weapons are allowed inside Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • Only factory sealed plastic bottles with water, flavored water or sports drinks up to one liter in size, are permitted inside Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Prohibited Items

  • Aerosol spray cans  
  • Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit)
  • Knives of any size
  • Cans, glass bottles, thermoses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any bag larger than 16" x 16" x 8"
  • Wrapped Packages
  • Cameras with lens over 6", tri and mono pods
  • Guests wearing costumes are prohibited from wearing any type of masks.
  • Obscene language printed on signs and T-shirts, etc. will not be permitted.
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Brooms, poles, and sticks
  • Beach balls and inflatables
  • Full size baseball bats
  • Banners/signs, over 3' x 12'
  • Laser pointers
  • Fireworks/firecrackers
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Noisemakers, musical instruments
  • No Camelbaks

Permitted Items

  • Plastic water bottles, up to one liter in size (33.814 US fluid ounces). Must be a "store bought" clear plastic bottle that is factory sealed.
  • Empty reusable bottles
  • Drink boxes or Capri Sun drinks
  • Diaper bags are permitted, regardless of size but child must be present.
  • Personal cameras with a lens less that 6".
  • Outside food (food brought from home or fast food, etc.) is permitted but not in bulk.
  • Electronic devices such as laptop computers and tablets are permitted as long as they do not interfere with other fans' enjoyment of the game.
  • Small TV/radios (must fit under seat)
  • Personal-sized umbrellas
  • Strollers
  • Segways
  • Halo Sticks (Angels team-issued only)
  • Selfie Sticks are permitted as long as they do not interfere with other fans' enjoyment of the game.