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What is the Nationals Park Bag Policy? | Easily Explained

Every stadium has its own rules of what you can or can't bring, and it can get a little overwhelming trying figure it out while also trying to plan your vacation.

In this page, we cover exactly what you can and can't bring into Nationals Park.

What is the Nationals Park Bag Policy?

Visitors are allowed to bring a clear bag into Nationals Park. Clear bags can be of a larger size, but must be no larger than 16" x 16" x 8".



If the bag is not transparent/clear, the bag size must be 5" by 7" by ¾" or smaller.

A person is only allowed to bring an approved clear bag and/or clutch purse into Nationals Park, this includes children.

To make the entering the stadium process as fast and easy as possible for everyone, visitors are encourage not to bring any bags into the stadium.

Approved Bags

The maximum size that a clear bag can be is 16" x 16" x 8".

Other approved bags include:

  • 1 gallon plastic freezer bag
  • Clutch bag no larger than 5" x 7" x ¾"

Fans are also allowed to bring in diaper or Medical bags, but they must use the ADA/Family lanes.

These lanes are located at the gates near Center Field and Home Plate.

Items Not Allowed

  • Backpack
  • Computer bags
  • Camera bags
  • Hard & Soft coolers
  • Drawstring bags
  • Luggage

Inspection Entering the Park

Visitors should be aware that all guests, bags, packages and other items are subject to inspection, including metal detection or other screening measures before entering the stadium. 

Here, visitors will place their bag on the table for inspection, and visitors will then walk through a metal detector.

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National Park's clear bag policy is put in place to make sure that everyone in attendance is safe and secure.

By following these guidelines, you can expect a faster and more efficient entry process into the stadium.

Plus, you won't have to worry about the safety of your belongings during the game.

If you have any questions or concerns about the policy, you can reach out to the customer service team for assistance.

If you happen to lose something or have it stolen during the game, there are procedures in place to report the loss and retrieve your belongings.

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