With great variation and no real consistencies in the camera policies for the average baseball fan, I’ve created a comprehensive guide of hard to find camera policies for all 30 baseball stadiums in Major League Baseball. All of these policies have been copied directly from each team’s Web site. Please contact me if you have any updates or personal experiences to add to these policies.
At of the time of this writing, this information is current for the 2016 MLB season.
The policy allows still cameras with fixed lenses and those with interchangeable lenses to enter the stadium. For cameras capable of changing lenses, there is a size stipulation that the lens cannot be longer than 12 inches in length and no more than 4 inches in diameter. Guests are not allowed to bring any type of camera support system including monopods and tripods.
All cameras must be hand held and no longer than 5″ in length. No tripods or monopods will be permitted. Hand-held video cameras and still cameras for personal use may be brought into the ballpark, provided no game action is recorded in accordance with MLB regulations.
Orioles Park at Camden Yards
Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video recorders into the ballpark for personal use. However, any photographic equipment cannot be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans’ enjoyment of the game.
U.S. Cellular Field
Fans are welcome to bring cameras into the ballpark. However, video cameras may not be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans. No large camera bags or tripods/camera supports are allowed into the park.
Visitors are welcome to bring video and still cameras into the ballpark; however, tripods are not allowed in the seating areas. Recordings may be used for personal viewing only. Any other use, distribution or commercial use is prohibited. Fans may not distribute any copyrighted game information without permission of the Chicago Cubs.
Great American Ballpark
Cameras and video recorders are welcomed provided their dimensions do not exceed the 16″ x 16″ x 8″ Major League Baseball size requirement. Guests are requested to avoid standing in the aisles while using this equipment. Guests should not obstruct the views of others while taking pictures and refrain from using tripods, monopods and other camera support pods.
Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside Progressive Field as long as their use does not interfere with the game or other guests’ enjoyment of the game. Tripods are not permitted.
Permitted: Still and video cameras. Prohibited: Camera tri, dual or single leg pods by non-media personnel. Video cameras are permitted as long as live game action is not recorded.
Guests are welcome to bring still and video cameras into the park and may take pictures from their seats during the game. Guests are requested to not stand in aisles or obstruct others from viewing the game while taking pictures. Tripods, unipods, and monopods are not permitted in the park.
Minute Maid Park
Visitors are welcome to bring video and still cameras into the ballpark; however, tripods and monopods are not allowed in the seating areas. Camera lenses cannot exceed 8 inches.
Although still and video cameras are welcome in the stadium, please do not set up tripods or block the view of other guests. Flash photography of the game and videotaping of the game action, however, is strictly prohibited.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Still photography and hand-held video cameras for personal use are allowed in the ballpark. Per MLB restrictions game action cannot be recorded. Professional photography equipment, cameras with lenses larger than four inches and camera support pods are not permitted.
Still and video cameras are permitted in Dodger Stadium provided that they are for personal use only. Taking photos or video taping any game action is prohibited. Fans may not block aisles or obstruct the view of others and professional photographic tools (such as tripods, telephoto lenses, etc.) are not permitted in the stadium.
Digital cameras are permitted in Marlins Park. Digital cameras with extended length zoom lenses greater than 300mm are not permitted. Mono/tripods, other professional camera equipment, camcorders and other video or audio recording equipment are not permitted. Guests are not permitted to transmit and/or stream or aid in transmitting and/or streaming any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information about any Marlins games or events.
Guests are permitted to bring cameras and video equipment into Miller Park provided that they are intended for personal use only. Video taping of any field activity, Brewers staff, or its agents is strictly prohibited. Guests are not permitted to stand in the aisles, wells or walkways, or obstruct others from viewing the game while taking photographs. Monopods and tripods are not permitted. Persons deemed to be violating these rules may be ejected, and the footage may be confiscated.
Guests are welcome to bring still cameras into Target Field. Guests are asked to avoid obstructing the views of others by standing in the aisles when using camera equipment. Photography of Target Field or Twins players cannot be used commercially without written permission from the Minnesota Twins.
Small film or digital cameras are permitted in Citi Field. Commercial grade audio, video and photographic equipment is not permitted in Citi Field due to security considerations.
Single-frame flash photography is permitted at Yankee Stadium, and extended length zoom lenses are permitted as long as they do not interfere with the game or event or fellow Guests’ enjoyment of the game or event. Mono/tripods, other professional camera equipment, movie cameras and any other video or audio recording equipment are not permitted. Guests are not permitted to transmit and/or stream or aid in transmitting and/or streaming any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information about any games or events.
Cameras and videos are allowed in the stadium during all regular season baseball games as long as they are not for commercial use. Both cameras and videos must be hand held; tripods cannot be set up in the seating areas or the aisles (monopods are allowed), and must not block the view of the ball game for other guests.
Citizens Bank Park
Hand-held video cameras and still cameras for personal use may be brought into the ballpark, provided no game action is recorded in accordance with Major League Baseball regulations. Please be courteous to those guests around you when taking pictures. Camera cases must fit through the bag template and will be inspected prior to entrance into the ballpark. Tripods and monopods are prohibited, as well as camera lenses longer than six inches.
Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video recorders (not in hardsided cases) into the ballpark for personal use only. Commercial use of photos without the expressed consent of the Pirates is prohibited. Fans are requested to avoid standing in the aisles while using this equipment. Guests should not obstruct the views of others while taking pictures and refrain from using tri-pods and monopods. The Pirates reserve the right to remove any Guests that do not cooperate with this policy.
Still and video cameras are welcome in PETCO Park. Guests are asked to avoid standing in the aisles while using video equipment, obstructing the views of others, or using tripods or monopods.
Cameras and video equipment are allowed in AT&T Park. However, the equipment may not obstruct the view of others. Guests are not allowed to reproduce or re-broadcast any film or videotape of Giants games for commercial purposes without written permission from the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball. The Giants reserve the right to ask patrons to put cameras or video equipment away. Tripods are permitted, but may only be set up in areas where they do not obstruct walkways or other guests’ view of the game action.
Personal photography and video are permitted in the ballpark provided the images are for personal use only; however, videotaping any game action is prohibited. Photographic support tools that may interfere with others’ enjoyment of the game (tripods, professional lenses – larger than 200 mm, etc.) are not permitted in the ballpark.
Both still and video cameras are allowed in Busch Stadium, as long as they do not obstruct another guest’s view. Credentialed professional news crews/cameras are only allowed on the concourses and are not to film any game action unless given permission by the Cardinals.
Cameras and video recorders must be hand-held. Fans are not permitted to obstruct any aisles or the view of others. Tripods are prohibited. Lenses are restricted to less than 12 inches.
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Cameras and video equipment are permitted in Rangers Ballpark. However, flash photography, video reproductions and equipment that might interfere with another guest’s enjoyment of the game are prohibited.
The Toronto Blue Jays welcome cameras for the purposes of still photography provided their use does not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment. Video cameras are permitted in stadium but taping of any game footage is strictly prohibited. The Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre reserve the right to request that guests discontinue filming or taking pictures on Rogers Centre property. The Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre are not responsible for lost or stolen belongings. As such, we ask that guests not leave equipment unattended. Disposable cameras and film are available at concourse shops and vending machines throughout Rogers Centre.
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