wrigley field bag policy

Wrigley Field Bag Policy and Luggage Storage

by George Mouratidis

Searching for information about the Wrigley Field bag policy? Learn more about the items you can bring inside the Chicago Cubs home, as well as luggage storage options near Wrigley Field.

About Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field is the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, first opened in 1914 under the name Weeghman Park. The Cubs moved into the stadium in 1916 making it the second-oldest baseball field after Fenway Park in Boston. Wrigley Field is among the most recognizable baseball parks in the US, mainly because of its hand-turned scoreboard, its beautifully adorned outfield wall and the weird wind patterns, courtesy of the nearby Lake Michigan.

Because the field is located in a primarily residential area, there are no parking lots nearby and tenants in nearby buildings have installed bleachers on the rooftops for perfect views of the games. That created a long-lasting feud between the Cubs and the rooftop owners, leading to several legal battles. Nowadays, rooftop owners have to share 17 percent of their earnings with the Cubs.

Wrigley Field Bag Policy

Since 2016, security screening through metal detectors has been implemented at all Wrigley Field gates.This enhanced security measure is part of a wider initiative to increase safety across all MLB stadiums in the US.

The following items are prohibited at Wrigley Field during game days:

  • Bags larger than 16x16x8 inches (slightly bigger than a tote bag)
  • Luggage of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Containers (cans, aerosol spray, glass, hard-sided coolers, thermoses or flasks)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Inflatables
  • Laser pointers,
  • Non-factory sealed plastic bottles,
  • Portable stadium seats
  • Umbrellas

Although we doubt you will try to enter Wrigley Field with an inflatable boat or pool, carrying large bags and/or at least one of the above-mentioned objects is a possibility. Wrigley Field bag policy officially discourages spectators from bringing in their stuff, to ensure queues are proceeding faster. Purses and small handbags are permitted, although security personnel are authorized to search them.

Luggage Storage near Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field offers an express lane for baggage-free spectators, so if you want to breeze through security, it is best to go into the stadium without any bags. Thankfully, Stasher offers convenient and affordable luggage storage near Wrigley Field and the whole of Chicago.

So if for any reason you want to watch a game at Wrigley Field and need somewhere to store your bags, check out our StashPoints below. All of our luggage storage locations are vetted by our team for security and convenience.

Bag storage near Wrigley Field with Stasher costs only $6 for 24 hours!

Wrigley Field Transportation

There are many options for reaching Wrigley Field with public transportation, including Metra Trains, Pace shuttle buses and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains..

Convenient CTA buses

  • #8 Halsted buses operate north on Halsted from 79th Street to Broadway/Waveland.
  • #22 Clark buses operate north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from Howard.
  • #152 Addison buses operate on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east.

On game days, an additional service is provided (#152 Addison)

Find out more information on connections with O’Hare Airport, Midway Airport and Union Station.

Luggage Storage in Chicago

Stasher also offers plenty of luggage storage options in the city of Chicago!

Hotels Near Wrigley Field

Have you booked your Chicago accommodation yet? Wrigley Field is located very near the center of the city, offering a wide range of available accommodation.

Find the best hotels near Wrigley Field by using the map below.


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