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Washington Nationals Bag Policy


The bag policy was created for the safety of all our guests.


Backpacks are now prohibited inside Nationals Park, except as provided herein. Prohibiting backpacks allows us to enhance security within Nationals Park.

Permitted Bags

  • All purses, bags (excluding backpacks (except as provided herein)), drawstring bags, diaper bags and soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 16"x16"x8".

Prohibited Bags

  • Backpacks; provided, however, that on the day of purchase, backpacks purchased inside the Nationals Baseball Stadium Complex* during the game or event at the Nationals Baseball Stadium Complex* will be tagged and permitted for that day only.
  • Bags that exceed 16"x16"x8".
  • See the full list of prohibited items in the Nationals Guest Conduct Policy, available at Nationals Guest Conduct Policy

Exceptions may be made for diaper bags and other bags used for ADA/medical reasons that are backpacks. For season plan holders, these exceptions may be requested at all season plan holder gates. Non-season plan holders may request exceptions only at the family/ADA lanes, which can be found at the Center Field Gate (closest to the Main Box Office) and Home Plate Gate.

*The Nationals Baseball Stadium Complex is defined in the Nationals Guest Conduct Policy as the area bounded by N Street SE, Potomac Avenue SE, South Capitol Street SE and First Street SE.

NEW FOR 2019
Washington Nationals Bag Policy

Please note: Beginning in 2019, backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. For a complete list of permitted bags and the Nationals Bag Policy, please click the Read More button below.