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Guest safety is a priority for the St. Louis Cardinals and Major League Baseball. The screening program and inspection policy at Busch Stadium is an important part of making Busch Stadium a safe environment for our guests. Please watch this short video and review our inspection policy below to help you prepare for your visit to Busch Stadium.

Prohibited Items

In conjunction with a league-wide policy established by Major League Baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals reserve the right to inspect all items entering Busch Stadium. Guests may bring in items such as: bags (excluding backpacks), purses, soft-sided coolers (excluding backpack coolers) not exceeding 16" x 16" x 8"; food; non-alcoholic beverages in factory-sealed plastic bottles no larger than 2 liters; empty cups, mugs or plastic bottles.

Prohibited items include but are not limited to the following items:

  • Alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beer
  • Animals (with the exception of service dogs or other service animals trained to perform work or tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability or other service animal expressly authorized under applicable law)
  • Backpacks (exceptions for diaper bags and other bags used for medical reasons may be granted)
  • Bags larger than 16" x 16" x 8"
  • Balloons, beach balls, and other inflatables
  • Brooms
  • Chairs and stools, including bleacher seats with backs
  • Commercial camera equipment (lenses longer than length of the camera body), including video cameras, tripods, monopods and backpack camera bags
  • Containers - aerosol cans (i.e. - hairspray, sunscreen), aluminum or glass cans and bottles, flasks, non-factory sealed plastic bottles (permitted if empty and smaller than 2 liters), thermoses
  • Coolers - hard sided and Styrofoam coolers, hard plastic inserts for soft sided coolers, backpack coolers
  • Drones
  • Face paint, masks, and any other costume that covers the head/face
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Flag poles, PVC pipe, and other poles
  • Flasks
  • Hover boards, skate boards, roller skates, and roller blades
  • Illegal substances
  • Knives longer than 4 inches
  • Laser pointers/lights
  • Luggage
  • Noisemakers of any kind, including but not limited to air horns, cowbells, and thunder sticks
  • Obscene, offensive, or indecent clothing
  • Stun guns, Tasers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Wrapped packages