Security & Regulations

When we work together, we can all enjoy our time at the ballpark. Please review the below security policies regarding prohibited items and other safety protocol before coming to a game at Tropicana Field.

Prohibited Items

All people and packages are scanned before entry to Tropicana Field. The following items are prohibited from being brought into the ballpark.

  • Backpacks, coolers and bags of any kind exceeding 16" x 16" x 8"
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Outside food or drinks, except for one sealed bottle of water (20 ounces or less)
  • Weapons of any kind, including firearms, knives and chemical sprays larger than .5 ounce
  • Fireworks or other explosives
  • Items that could be projectiles
  • Cameras with lenses longer than 12”
  • Bullhorns, percussion instruments, airhorns, whistles and other excessively loud noisemakers
  • Drones
  • Radio-controlled devices
  • Lasers
  • Audio speakers
  • Bats
  • Brooms over 36" long
  • Anything that can obstruct the view of other fans
  • Wrapped packages
  • Footwear with wheels
  • Clothing or signs with obscene or derogatory language or gestures
  • Pets, except service animals
  • Any item deemed to pose risk to the health or safety of others

Prohibited items will not be stored. If you have any of these items with you, they may be returned to your vehicle or discarded.

Rules & Regulations

We are glad to welcome you to Tropicana Field. Tropicana Field and the Tampa Bay Rays require that all fans adhere to Ballpark Rules in order to ensure a safe atmosphere for everyone. Anyone who would choose not to adhere to these policies should not attend games here. Guests who violate these rules may be in violation of ballpark and are subject to intervention, which may lead to denied admission into the ballpark, ejection from the ballpark and/or arrest.

  • Have FUN, and CHEER for the Rays.
  • Sit only in your assigned seats.
  • Drink responsibly. Do not consume alcohol if you are underage.
  • Do not enter restricted areas, including the playing field.
  • Pets, except service animals, are not permitted.
  • Be alert for bats, balls or other objects leaving the field of play. Baseballs hit into the stands can be dangerous.
  • Fan Interference: Major League Baseball rules require that fans not go onto the field, throw objects onto the field, or interfere with balls still in play. Violation may result in ejection from Tropicana Field and prosecution.
  • Clothing and footwear are required to be always worn while at Tropicana Field
  • Tropicana Field is a smoke-free facility. Use of tobacco products of any kind, including e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco, is not permitted on property.
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring outside food or drinks into Tropicana Field. One sealed bottle of water (20 ounces or less) is permitted.
  • Respect your fellow fans. Derogatory or obscene language, gestures or behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Solicitation of contributions and distribution of literature on ballpark property are prohibited.
  • Banners and signs are permitted and may be displayed in the stadium if they are baseball related, do not interfere with the playing field or other ballpark signage, or inhibit the view of other fans. Derogatory language, gestures, or symbols are not permitted on signs. Tropicana Field management reserves the right to remove any sign displayed on the property.
  • Brooms (less than 36” overall length), and umbrellas are allowed. if the item does not interfere with other fans’ enjoyment of the game.
  • Beach balls, Frisbees and other objects cannot be thrown in the stadium and are prohibited.
  • Noise makers, percussion instruments, air horns, laser pointers and any other irritating or distracting items are prohibited.
  • Radios, laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices are allowed in the ballpark when used with personal headphones.
  • Both still and video cameras are for personal use when it does not obstruct other fans' views. Tripods are prohibited. The taping of game footage and the transmission of any description or reproduction of game activity are prohibited.