DETROIT (WWJ) — If you’re planning on heading down to Comerica Park for Opening Day on Monday, make sure you know what you can and cannot bring inside the ballpark.

Gates will open promptly at 11 a.m. and fans are encouraged to minimize the amount of items they bring to the ballpark because of security screenings. Among the items that are allowed in include baseball mitts, bags smaller than 16-by-16-by-8, binoculars, blankets, cameras, headphones, baby bottles, seat cushions and small radios, to name a few.

Here’s the full list of permitted items:

  • baseball mitts/gloves
  • bags smaller than 16″ x 16″ x 8″ (including soft sided coolers, backpacks and diaper bags, bags cannot have a rigid interior or exterior frame)
  • binoculars
  • blankets
  • cameras still and video ( tri-, uni-, or mono- pods are prohibited)
  • drink boxes, if you have children in your party or for medical needs
  • factory sealed clear bottles of unflavored water
  • Individual portion sized food or snacks (outside food is not allowed into the suites)
  • headphones
  • plastic baby bottles if you have a child in your party
  • seat cushions
  • small radios
  • strollers (umbrella-type that folds up and will fit underneath the seat, large strollers may be checked at Guest Services)
  • umbrellas (large golf umbrellas and umbrellas with metal tips are strongly discouraged)


Items that will send you back to your car include aerosol cans, baseball bats, beach balls, hard sides coolers, masks, squirt guns and more.

Here’s the full list of prohibited items:

  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, mace, pepper spray, etc.)
  • animals (except certified service animals or service animals in training)
  • bags larger than 16″ x 16″ x 8″
  • baseball bats of any size
  • beach balls or other inflatable items
  • beverages (except juice boxes with children in your party, or for medical needs)
  • bottles (glass or plastic with the exception of factory sealed clear bottles of unflavored water)
  • brooms
  • fireworks, firearms, knives or weapons of any kind
  • fishing nets or poles
  • framed backpacks
  • Frisbees
  • hard sided coolers
  • illegal drugs or substances of any kind
  • laser devices/pointers
  • liquid containers (glass or plastic with the exception of factory sealed clear bottles of unflavored water)
  • markers, paint
  • masks (face cannot be covered up)
  • noisemaking devices: air horns, bullhorns, thunder sticks, cowbells, bells, horns, kazoos, whistles, and other noisemakers
  • non-baseball related signs
  • objects that can be used as missiles or projectiles: sticks, bats, clubs, Frisbees, beach balls
  • obscene or indecent clothing
  • skateboards or rollerblades
  • squirt guns including super soakers
  • sticks, including signs attached to sticks
  • stools, folding chairs, stools or back supports

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