Please review the Angel Stadium of Anaheim security policies regarding parking lots and which items are permitted to be brought in with you during your next Angels game.
The Angels have announced some changes at Angel Stadium, including the installation of walk-through metal detectors at all ballpark gates.
Angels Safety Screening
The items can stay on your person:
Belts, coins, wallet, watches and jewelry, shoes, jackets
These items will need to be removed:
Cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases - also other large metal objects also prohibited
FAQ: Security & Metal Detectors
Why are the Angels making this change?
Major League Baseball is mandating the screening process of all guests upon entry into every MLB ballpark in order to increase and standardize security practices across the game. Fan and staff safety is a top priority for the Los Angeles Angels and we believe this change greatly enhances ballpark security.
What can guests expect at the gates at Angels Stadium?
Fans with bags will have their bags checked at the gates. All fans will be asked to remove cell phones, cameras, sunglass cases and other large metal objects from their pockets before walking through a metal detector. If the device detects something, the guest will be checked with a hand-held wand, with further security follow-up, if needed.
Does this mean it's going to take longer to enter the stadium?
The Angels are making every effort to ensure this security enhancement doesn't slow down the process of getting into the game. Initially, as with any new process, fans may experience longer wait times. We will have extra staff on duty at peak times to help facilitate the quickest entry possible. We appreciate your patience.
What can I do to help get into the ballpark quickly?
Arrive early, know which items are prohibited, and avoid bringing a bag, if at all possible. Fans without bags can use Express Entry lines at each gate to bypass bag search lines and enter the ballpark as efficiently as possible.
Is this like the TSA at the airport?
The process looks similar to airport screening, but our equipment is specifically calibrated to identify larger metal objects, rather than small, non-threatening metal items like watches and belt buckles. Fans will not be asked to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets or coins before passing through the metal detector.
I have a medical device that sets off metal detectors. What should I do?
Discreetly contact the CSC Security Guard and/or the Security Greeter at the entry gates. They are trained and prepared to help you with an alternative screening method.
Can I bring in a stroller through the metal detector? What about a wheelchair?
MLB mandates that all guests are screened prior to entry. Those with strollers and those with wheelchairs will not have to go through the walk-through detectors, but they will be subject to an alternative screening method in addition to the standard bag search.
Do metal detectors emit any electromagnetic waves that can harm me?
All Garrett PD 6500i walk-through metal detectors in use at Angel Stadium meets and exceeds local and international standards for electromagnetic emissions and immunity, as well as electrical standards used worldwide. For further information, please visit the manufacturer's website: http://www.garrett.com/securitysite/security_pd_6500i_main.aspx.
The Angel Stadium of Anaheim parking lot opens 2 1/2 hours prior to the start of the scheduled first pitch. No cars will be admitted into the lot before that time.
Any style of bag that measures 16" by 16" by 8" or smaller will be permitted inside Angel Stadium of Anaheim. All bags exceeding these dimensions will not be allowed inside the facility.
Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit)
Knives of any size
Cans, glass bottles, thermoses
Any bag larger than 16" x 16" x 8"
Cameras with lens over 6", tri and mono pods
Guests wearing costumes are prohibited from wearing any type of masks.
Obscene language printed on signs and T-shirts, etc. will not be permitted.
Brooms, poles, and sticks
Beach balls and inflatables
Full size baseball bats
Banners/signs, over 3' x 12'
Pets (except service animals)
Noisemakers, musical instruments
Plastic water bottles, up to one liter in size (33.814 US fluid ounces). Must be a "store bought" clear plastic bottle that is factory sealed.
Empty reusable bottles
Drink boxes or Capri Sun drinks
Diaper bags are permitted, regardless of size but child must be present.
Personal cameras with a lens less that 6".
Outside food (food brought from home or fast food, etc.) is permitted but not in bulk.
Electronic devices such as laptop computers and tablets are permitted as long as they do not interfere with other fans' enjoyment of the game.
Small TV/radios (must fit under seat)
Halo Sticks (Angels team-issued only)
Selfie Sticks are permitted as long as they do not interfere with other fans' enjoyment of the game.