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Camden Yards Bag Policy 2023 And Other Rules

By Roshan Khatiwada / 10 October 2023 09:18 AM

Camden Yard is the first-ever retro park in the major league baseball
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Camden Yards bag policy 2023 allows spectators to bring bags of size 12" X 12" X 6". One approved bag is allowed per person.

Built in 1992, the Baltimore Orioles' home ground was the first retro park of the Major League and one of the best stadiums in the MLB. The ballpark was built to replace Memorial Stadium, home to the Orioles after they moved from St. Louis in 1954.

Like other ballparks in that major league, Camden has specific rules regarding what type of bags fans can bring and what types are restricted into the ballpark. The same is true with food and beverages.

Other items cannot be taken inside the stadium except for specific food and drinks. All these rules are kept to protect the fans who come to enjoy the game and speed up the entry process.

Most of the modern retro stadiums in MLB are inspired by the Yard.

Bag Policy

Oriole Park bag policy allows fans to take only one bag per person inside the stadium. The bag must not exceed 12" X 12" X 6" in size.

Before the pandemic, Camden Yards also allowed fans to bring backpacks. The policy changed for the 2021 and 2022 seasons as a precaution against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Orioles stadium bag policy was changed at the start of the 2023 season. The policy has not returned to the pre-pandemic phase but allows fans to bring in clear bags that don't exceed the defined size of 12-by-6-by-12 inches.

Fans are allowed only one bags per person while entering the Camden Yard
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Here are the types of bags that are allowed inside the stadium:

  • Any clear bag smaller than regardless of the number of compartments or hand-carried or shoulder-strapped
  • One-gallon plastic bag
  • Fanny packs not exceeding 5" X 7"
  • Medically necessary items
  • Diaper bags

All the bags will be subject to search during the entry. Fans must go through a metal detector while entering the ballpark, and the officials will search bags separately.

The bag is checked thoroughly, and every item inside it is looked at to see if they are permitted inside the ballpark. If the bag or any items inside it do not meet the given standards, the bag or that item cannot enter the stadium. Fans must either return the item to their vehicle or throw it away. There is also an option to store them in the lockers for some rent.

Like Phillies Stadium, the Orioles also provide lockers for fans to rent. However, they use a keyless locking system app provided by their partner Binbox Lockers. The lockers are outside Gate A and C and at the north end of the Warehouse by Gate H near the Main Box Office.

Here is a list of bags not approved inside Camden Yard:

  • Backpack
  • Binoculars case
  • Camera case
  • Tinted plastic bag
  • Oversized tote bag
  • Mesh bag
  • Purse
  • Printed pattern plastic bag
  • Seat cushion with covers, zippers, clasps, or pockets

Camden Yards Purse Policy

Camden Yards purse policy is similar to the bag policy. The ballpark does not allow fans to carry purses that exceed 5" x 7".

However, fans can carry small clutch purses that do not exceed the given size. The ground officials will check the purse thoroughly at the time of entry.

If deemed not meeting the standards, you will be asked to return the purse to your vehicle or give it away. Just like with the bags, you can use a locker to keep your purse while you're at the ballpark for some money.

Can You Bring Food Into Camden Yards?

Camden Yards food policy allows fans to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to the ballpark. However, they must meet the guidelines of the ballpark.

Camden Yards rules and regulations mentioned here are primarily for baseball games only and are not held in case of other events like tours and concerts. Any food item not meeting the standards will not be allowed inside the stadium.

Orioles Park allows fans to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages to the ballpark
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Here are the guidelines:

  1. Food and non-alcoholic beverages must be contained inside a bag that meets the ballpark bag policy standards
  2. Fans are not allowed to bring frozen water bottles
  3. Food items should be for individuals and should not be in bulk quantity
  4. Beverages must be non-alcoholic, sealed, and not larger than 20 oz
  5. Cans and glass bottles are not allowed inside Orioles Park

In addition, plenty of concessions inside the ballpark provide a variety of foods and drinks, including alcoholic beverages. Alcohol stands are closed at the end of the eighth inning or after three and a half hours of the scheduled first pitch.

Fans must show a valid ID while purchasing alcoholic beverages, and a person can buy only two beverages per transaction.

Camden Yards Water Bottle Policy

Orioles stadium water bottle policy permits fans can bring a clear factory-sealed water bottle. The water bottle must not exceed 20 ounces.

Further, frozen bottles are not allowed entry inside the ballpark for safety reasons. Food, soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages are available inside the stadium.

The ballpark strongly encourages visitors to use the concessions for food and beverages. There are plenty of restaurants available inside the ballpark that serve different types of dishes.

However, fans must show a valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages. Visitors can only buy one alcoholic drink per person per transaction, and it can’t be taken outside the stadium.

Best Food At Camden Yards

Camden Yards best food includes Yarn Dog, Pit Beef, and Pork Sandwiches. Many new concession has been added for the 2023 season that provides a variety of food.

The ballpark has also introduced a new 410 All-Star menu in cooperation with Brick and Whistle.

To keep baseball affordable and pay respect to the city of Baltimore, all items on this menu are available for $4.10, the area code of the city. The menu includes hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, cracker jacks, beverages, and more.

Here are some of the best concessions in Orioles Park:

1. Boog's BBQ

Situated on Eutaw Street, Boog's BBQ is famous for smoked meats. Pork sandwiches and pit beef are some of the fan-favorite items at the concession.

A fan enjoying a hot dog while watching the Orioles game at Camden Yard
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Pit beef is low-roasted beef rubbed with the restaurant's famous spice blend, smoked to a perfect medium rare, and served with a corn-dusted Kaiser roll. The barbeque joint features a 1950 Chevy truck along with an outdoor smoker.

2. Harris Creek Oyster and Lobster Hut

Harris is famous for its local favorite crab cake, the city's signature dish. The concession also serves oyster po'boys and fried Cajun catfish sandwiches.

Lobster Roll is among the other famous dishes available at Lobster Hut. The fresh lobster roll is served on a roll with some Old Bay seasoning.

Tomato wedges are also available for fans who would like a gluten-free option.

3. Bleacher Grill

Bleacher Grill is associated with Brick and Whistle and offers signature items throughout the stadium. Buffalo Bird Dog, B'More Chicken Box, Yard Dog, and The Havana are some available items.

Yard Dog is the most famous food option at the concession. It is a footlong bun filled with three juicy hot dogs, topped with Old Bay-seasoned potato sticks and creamy crab dip.

4. O's Pretzel

O's Pretzel is well known for providing soft pretzels shaped like a cursive O, representing the Baltimore Orioles. The classic soft pretzel in a new look is famous among the Orioles fans.

O's pretzel serves O shaped soft pretzels that looks like the Orioles logo
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Another dish famous at the O's is crab boule. The dish combines crab meat with garlic butter and cheddar jack cheese and is served with an Old Bay dipping sauce.

5. Jimmy's Famous Seafood

Jimmy's is the place for some traditional seafood with some twists. As the name suggests, the concession is famous for its seafood dishes.

Crab cakes and egg rolls are among the best sellers at the place. Mo Gaba's fried shrimp platter is one of the best delicacies available at Jimmy's, served with mango ponzu and spicy mayo.

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