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.