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Wrigley Field Rules For Bags And Other Policy Explained

By Roshan Khatiwada / 31 May 2023 08:04 AM

Wrigley has been the home ground of the Chicago Cubs since 1916
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Wrigley Field rules for bags are that the visitors cannot bring bags larger than 16" x 16" x 8" inches. Fans are only allowed to bring a sealed water bottle.

The Chicago Cubs home ground opened on April 23, 1914, and is one of the oldest stadiums in the major league. The stadium has a grass field with an open-air roof, an ivy-covered outfield wall, and a hand-turned scoreboard.

Wrigley has a strict policy regarding the items permitted inside the ballpark. There are restrictions on what type of items and sizes are allowed, including the variety of foods and bags.

These policies aim to ensure the safety of the fans who come to watch the game and also speed up the entry process. The stadium has hosted various sports events besides baseball, including soccer, hockey, and football.

Further, Wrigley has hosted numerous concerts of famous artists such as Green Day, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Lady Gaga, Blake Shelton, and Brad Paisley.

Wrigley Field Bag Policy 2023

Wrigley Field bag rules restrict fans from bringing bags larger than 16 inches by 8 inches by 16 inches. Hard-sided coolers of any size are not allowed.

Since the start of the 2016 season, the Chicago Cubs home ground has implemented screening through metal detectors at the gates. This helps to enhance the fans' security and safety and speed up the checking process. 

The Cubs ground is the second oldest in the major league, after Fenway Park
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Here are the type of bags allowed inside the ballpark:

  • Wallets
  • Small purses
  • Drawstring bags
  • Tote bags
  • Diaper bag
  • Fanny packs
  • Lunch bags
  • Medical bag
  • Briefcases
  • Soft-sided coolers
  • Any ADA-compliant bag for an individual

However, all these bag types must not exceed the allowed size limit. 

Chicago Cubs bag policy does not permit bringing backpacks of any type or size, including clear ones. Exceptions are made for diaper bags for guests with young children and medical bags for people with medical conditions.

Further, baby changing stations are available throughout the stadium to aid parents and caregivers attending the game. These are available in the Advocate Health Care First Aid station and most restroom facilities.

Wrigley during the opening day of the 2023 major league season
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Here is a list of items prohibited inside Wrigley Field:

  • Air horns or other noisemakers
  • Animals, except service animals to aid guests with disabilities
  • Brooms, poles, staffs, or sticks
  • Fireworks
  • Full-sized baseball bats
  • Inflatables such as beach balls
  • Laser pointers
  • Mono/tripods or other professional camera equipment
  • Portable stadium seats
  • Selfie sticks
  • Wrapped packages

All the items and bags are subject to inspection during entry. The gate officials will go through your bags and things to ensure they comply with the ballpark policies and the major league.

Any items deemed prohibited will not be allowed to enter the ballpark. Fans will have to either throw the thing away or return it to the vehicle and store it there.

The club does not provide any locker service for the guests to store their items within the ballpark.

Purse Rules

Wrigley Field purse rules are the same as with the bags. The stadium does not allow guests to carry purses that exceed 16"x16"x8".

However, fans can carry wallets, small purses, or clutch purses that do not exceed the given size. The purses are subject to a check by the ground officials thoroughly at the time of entry.

And if the purse is deemed not to meet the outlined policy of the ballpark, you will be asked to return the purse to your vehicle, give it away, or find a place to store them, just like with the bags.

Can You Bring Food Into Wrigley Field?

Wrigley Field food policy allows the fans to bring food for themselves. The food must be in a container that does not exceed the allowed size limit.

However, the food items should be for individuals only and should not be in bulk quantity. Plenty of concessions inside the ballpark provide various foods and drinks if you cannot bring your food.

Similar to the bags and purses, all the food items are subject to inspection and are only allowed to enter if they meet the stadium's guidelines.

All orders for food and beverages can be placed through a scanned QR code or the MLB Ballpark application, and all the transactions are cashless. The stadium also provides in-seat vending.

Here are some of the concessions available inside the Cubs ballpark:

1. Pork & Mindy's

Pork and Mindy's is a local BBQ station famous for their fourteen-hour smoked meat. Their traditional pulled pork sandwiches are one of the fan-favorite options on the menu.

The restaurant also serves buffalo and chicken sandwiches. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLTs) is another popular option at the concession.

2. Chicago Dogs

Chicago Dogs are famous for their hot dogs. They are served on a poppy-seed bun and are available throughout the stadium.

A fan enjoying a hot dog while watching a Cubs game at the Wrigley
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Some options include Vienna Beef Chicago Dog and Viena Beef Polish Sausage. The concession also has a Veggie Dog for vegetarians.

Tostitos Nachos, Bavarian Pretzels, and Bratwurst are other food options available at the restaurant. They also have non-alcoholic beverages like tea, juice, lemonade, and more.

3. Clark Street Grill

Clark is located near section 112 of Wrigley Field and provides grilled hot dogs. Bison Dog and Vienna Beef Hot Dogs are the main hot dog items available at the restaurant.

The concession is also famous for Big W Burger. They provide hamburgers and cheeseburgers served with all the traditional toppings and french fries.

4. Upper Deck Classics

Upper Deck Classics is located in sections 309 and 324. They serve hamburgers, cheeseburgers, popcorn, french fries, and many other food items.

French Fries are one of the most sought after food options in the Cubs stadium
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Chicken Tender Basket, Kids Meal Box, and Beyond Burger are some of the most famous products of the restaurant. They also serve gluten-free cheeseburgers.

Further, different ice creams are available at the classics, including Lemon Chill, Oalty Vanilla, and Chocolate Soft Serve Helmet.

5. Pizza Stand

Pizza Stand serves classic pizza slices in sections 103 and 129. Their Home Run Inn pizza is one of the best-selling items on the menu.

The concession is also famous for Northside Twist Pretzel. The two-pound soft pretzel includes cheese, mustard, cinnamon cream, and chipotle honey.

Water Policy

Wrigley Field water bottle rules allow fans to bring water bottles inside the ballpark. The bottle must be factory sealed and of plastic.

Non-factory sealed bottles are only allowed if they are empty. Guests can not bring glass, metal, or aluminum containers inside the ballpark.

Bottles and cans like tumblers, thermoses, and flasks are prohibited from taking to the stadium.

Fans are allowed to bring one factory sealed bottle into the Chicago Cubs home ground
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The bottles will be subject to inspection while entering the baseball stadium. Any bottles that are not sealed and don't meet the requirement will not be allowed inside the stadium.

Exceptions are made if the guest has liquids required for legitimate medical purposes. Alcoholic beverages cannot be taken inside or brought outside the ground.

However, fans can buy them at concessions inside the arena, given they can provide a valid ID that indicates their legal age. Alcohol stands will be closed after the last out of the seventh inning or 10:30 p.m. for night games and after the final out of the eighth for day games.

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