Here’s What You Should Bring To A Baseball Game [Explained!]

here's what to bring to a baseball game

Attending a baseball game can be a fun experience. From the crowd to the bat’s crack, there’s nothing quite like it. We’ll explain what to bring to the park.

For anybody wondering what you should bring to a baseball game, here’s a complete list. Make sure to bring tickets, ID, sun protection gear, proper clothing, rain gear, a small bag, bug spray, credit cards, a baseball glove, and a phone or camera. Most parks allow snacks and drinks too. 

Baseball games are a great way to spend a summer day, especially when attending an MLB game at an iconic ballpark. But it’s important to know what you should bring. We gathered all the items needed for a successful day at the ballpark. 

Here’s What You Should Bring To A Baseball Game

Attending a baseball game is a fun and exciting experience that offers the chance to watch some of the best players in the world compete on the diamond. 

Whether we are die-hard baseball fans or just looking to enjoy a fun day out, there are a few essential items that we should bring with us to make the most of our trip to the ballpark.

Here’s a list of what you should bring to a baseball game to make the most of the outing.

Tickets & ID 

First and foremost, we need to bring a ticket to the game. This will allow us to enter the stadium and find our seats. Make sure to double-check the date and time of the game, and arrive at the stadium early to avoid any last-minute stress.

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For adults who want a beer, it’s recommended to bring an ID too. This will get us served at the bars, but sometimes an ID may also be required when entering the game, especially if we need to pick up tickets at the stadium. 

Sun Protection Gear

On sunny summer days, direct exposure to the sun for a full-length nine-inning game can be uncomfortable and dangerous. This is why bringing the required gear for sun protection is crucial. 

A hat and sunscreen are good for avoiding sunburn while protecting our faces. This is especially important when bringing children to the game. A pair of sunglasses is helpful when sitting in the outfield too. 

Proper Clothing

Depending on the time of the year, it could be extremely hot and sunny, or temperatures could be cold. Always check the weather before heading to the ballpark. 

If it’s going to be hot, it’s best to wear a lightweight, breathable shirt and shorts. This can avoid sweating and discomfort in high temperatures. 

If it’s going to be cooler, opt for a sweatshirt or jacket. No matter the weather, be sure to wear comfortable shoes that allow for easy walking for an extended period.

what to wear to a baseball game

Rain Gear (If Needed)

It’s always a good idea to bring rain gear to a baseball game, especially if the forecast looks like rain showers are possible. 

Rain is common at baseball games, and being caught without proper protection can ruin our outing. A raincoat or umbrella can help keep us dry and comfortable and will ensure that we can enjoy the game no matter the weather.

In addition, many baseball stadiums have limited covered seating, so having rain gear can also help provide some shelter if it starts to rain. It’s always better to be prepared for the possibility of rain rather than be caught off guard and miss out on the game.

Bug Spray

While this may not be necessary for MLB games, lower-competition baseball games are typically held in unique areas susceptible to bugs during humid summer conditions. 

Bringing bug spray is a good idea.  It’s always better to be prepared and bring bug spray as a backup plan rather than risk being bitten and annoyed throughout the game. 

Small Bag 

It’s not necessary for many guests, but most ballparks will allow fans to bring a small bag in the park. This will make it easier to carry everything we need and keep our hands free.

Be prepared for security to search the bag at the entrance quickly. This is required for all people bringing a bag inside the park. 

Credit Or Debit Cards

It’s a good idea to bring a small amount of cash or a credit card to make purchases. Baseball games often have a variety of merchandise for sale, including hats, t-shirts, and other fan gear.

We always prefer a credit or debit card because it’s a more straightforward payment method. But bringing cash can work as well, but be aware many stadiums only have a few concessions that accept cash. 

Baseball Glove

For anybody attending a game feeling ambitious, it’s also recommended to bring a baseball glove and try to catch a foul ball. Be aware that balls can be hit very hard, so use caution when making a catch. 

Many kids also opt to bring a baseball glove to the park. The players often throw balls into the crowd to young kids with their gloves. 

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Snacks & Drinks

It’s also a good idea to bring some snacks and beverages to the game. Many baseball stadiums allow outside food and drinks, as long as they are not the glass and the snacks are single serving. 

It’s always a good idea to check the specific rules of the stadium. Non-perishable snacks, like peanuts or crackers, are a good choice, as are refillable water bottles to stay hydrated.

The stadium typically only allows refillable plastic bottles with water, milk, or juice. Do not try to sneak any alcohol into the stadium, or they will pour it out and potentially deny access to the stadium. 

Portable Phone Charger

Another good thing to bring to a baseball game is a portable phone charger. This is especially important for anybody planning to take or use their phone throughout the game. 

Baseball games can be long, and constantly using our phone to take photos, check scores, or connect with friends and family can drain the battery quickly.

A portable phone charger can help ensure that we have a backup power source for our phone in case the battery runs low. 

What Else To Bring To A Little League Baseball Game?

There are fewer restrictions, and people can bring more items to youth and little league baseball games. MLB games have security and are more strict with what fans are allowed to bring inside the ballpark. 

Some items we should bring to a little league game that we can’t bring to an MLB game include the following: 

  • A blanket or lawn chairs: Many little league fields don’t have bleachers, so a blanket or lawn chairs can provide a comfortable place to sit and watch the game.
  • A first aid kit: It’s always a good idea to prepare for minor injuries or accidents during the game. A small first aid kit with band-aids, gauze, and adhesive tape can come in handy.
  • Games & toys: Families with multiple kids will likely need a way to occupy the other children. This is where other toys and games can come in handy. 
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What Are You Not Allowed To Bring To A Baseball Game?

Several items are generally not allowed to be brought into a baseball game. These can vary by the stadium and may be subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to check the specific rules of the stadium. 

Here are a few examples of items that are often prohibited at baseball games:

  • Weapons of any kind, including firearms, knives, and explosives
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Glass containers or bottles
  • Outside food or drinks, except for small, single-serving snacks
  • Large bags or backpacks
  • Coolers
  • Extra large banners, signs, or flags
  • Laser pointers or flashlights
  • Fireworks or pyrotechnics
  • Loud noise-making devices, such as air horns or drums

It’s essential to follow these rules and not bring prohibited items to a baseball game to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees.

Key Takeaways

  • Remember to bring a ticket, an ID, and a credit card, and consider bringing a hat, sunscreen, and other optional items to enhance the experience at the ballpark.
  • Some strict rules prohibit fans from bringing weapons, glass bottles, extra large bags, loud noise-making devices, etc. 
  • When attending a little league game, there are fewer restrictions, so guests can bring chairs, more snacks, games, toys, and other items that wouldn’t be allowed at an MLB game.