How To Get A Press Pass For Sports Photography

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dfndr13 says:

Joe Louis Loonshit in Detroit limits the lens to 80mm or less.


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MattCohenPhoto.com says:

wrigley is strangely lax when information technology comes to cameras. i’ve only been there a few times as a fan, and have never been hassled. this is by far the exception.


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Boston Wolverine says:

Fenway Park is pretty relaxed. Same with Comerica Park. I didn’t have a problem at Camden Yards. Safeco, as I only discovered, says nothing over 200mm but probably means no large white lenses, or annihilation in a large pocketbook.

Michigan Stadium always let me bring in a 70-300mm lens with no trouble, only NO photographic camera bags. I just kept it effectually my neck with an alternating lens in a niggling individual lens pocketbook clipped to my jeans if I wanted it.

Ford Field is nada over v” long and/or 50mm focal distance, and they enforce it pretty tightly, in my feel. ‘Cause who knows what would happen if the few remaining fans were allowed to photograph the worst franchise in the NFL.


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Soubrause Family says:

It seems some of these places are finally listening to their fans. Safeco had a “shirt pocket” policy for a while; they even gave me grief for my coolpix 4800 a couple years ago.

HP Pavillion/San Jose Sharks allows upwardly to 200mm


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seanhoxx says:

many indoor arenas have some randomly decided 6 inch max. lens length? so is that equally is, zoomed out or what, depends who is working! College stadiums The big schools big 10 and and then on seem to be more restrictive then some pro ones. the issues besides oftentimes isn’t with camera bags, it’s ‘no carry ins’ policy. When in incertitude telephone call the venue or the schoolhouse and ask for guest services, or the athletic directors part/


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J Tammaro says:

Boston College has a iv inch rule but a security baby-sit let me in anyway. I take started bringing the camera in under my jacket and one time within no ane seems to care.

I have as well brought a 70-300 and seventy-200 into the Armada Center or TD Garden (don’t know what they are calling it today 😉 on multiple occasions (Celtics playoffs and the beanpot) even though they a have a strict policy on cameras with detachable lenses (not allowed). In all cases the photographic camera was clearly visible to the security guards.


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Brule Laker says:

I have two kit lenses for my Olympus E-410. I’ve never had a problem with any stadium, which include in my limited experience:

U.Southward. Cellular Field
Yankee Stadium (old)
Fenway Park
Miller Park
Fort Lauderdale Stadium

Adjacent month I’chiliad going to Progressive Field in Cleveland. If everyone knows at that place’s a problem there, please suggest.


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Photography past Leslie Dee says:

PNC Park in Pittsburgh is laxed too…..I take never seen someone in the stands w/o press credentials with the “big white” lens. I have NEVER had a problem with my 70-300mm lens!


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seanhoxx says:

Brule laker i am from Due north east Ohio and dearest my Indians no matter how bad they are playing LOL The jake / prog. field goes with the 6 inch rule just similar the arena next door does, Simply they don’t seem real tough on information technology, now you lot might accept a hassle with a photographic camera bag they aren’t supposed to alow back packs or large conduct ins or any kind of cooler. I would suggest the smallest bag you tin utilise. At present while saying that I take showed upward on days where it looks like rain with my book bag with rain gear hats etc. and haven’t had a trouble.


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cajohnsonphoto says:

Lambeau field and the frozen tundra has a 12″ rule, so I take brought my canon100-400 in without questions


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JPM Sports & Entertainment says:

Citizens Bank Park in Philly lets me in with my 200 2.8L.


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Mike Talplacido says:

It has more to do with the sport than it does with the loonshit. MLB for instance has a more open policy. Infinitesimal Maid Park (Astros) lets y’all bring whatsoever lens yous desire, just no mono or tripods. The NFL has a more than tighter policy. Reliant Stadium has a 4″ lens rule. The MSL in Houston lets you bring annihilation except video. Its all about the copyright and licensing of images and such.


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Badger 23 / jezevec says:

Oracle Arena in Oakland let me in with a seventy-300mm lens with no problems. I didn’t check the rules beforehand and my camera bag was modest. Conseco Fieldhouse In Indianapolis allow me in too, they just checked the photographic camera bag.


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Photography by Leslie Dee says:

a lot of these stadiums foreclose dslrs because they pay the team photographers and dont want people taking and selling their prints taking away the business from the squad photographer!


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RememberMePhotography says:

charger stadium allow me bring my 100-400 in there – with my bag. I likewise saw a guy a few rows below me with the “bigma” 15-500


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kwongphotography says:

I discover that access is meliorate at college events than professional events. If you contact the sports information office they will often grant yous limited field or court level admission to sporting events, specially if you lot offer to give them free pictures in substitution. As there are many colleges around that cannot beget to accept a staff of photographers or have all of their events fully covered, I am sure that there are many schools which would exist more than willing to make an exchange of services. For example, I know that the Stanford Academy staff photographer has oftentimes used volunteers to assist him in roofing events and offers these volunteers field access in exchange for free pictures.


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gpflederer2000 says:

I walked correct into Soldier Field belongings my Canon fourscore-200 2.eight (with hood) and took pics for almost of the game. When the 2d row opened up, I moved up and continued taking pictures until I was of a sudden surrounded by 3 large security guys.

They said “The NFL has a strick 6″ lens rule” merely allowed me to “go along my camera and lens every bit long equally I didn’t take any more pictures”.

Obviously, I complied with their demands.


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A Few Photos by Arie says:

Reliant Stadium (home of the Houston Texans and site of the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction) has a 12 inch limit on Non-professional lenses. I got in with a D90 and 70-300mm VR lens without any problems, simply with the roof closed on a cloudy day, that was kind of crappy. Next fourth dimension I’d merely have a prime.


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jshj says:

I doubt anyone in this thread cares but I got a 70-200 into Real Salt Lake’s venue.


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Kai Eiselein says:

I had no problem taking a cam w/lxx-210 f2.8 into Safeco Field a couple of years agone.


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Amanda_Morrow says:

I have never had a problem at Turner Field, Fenway Park or the Georgia Dome.


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BrettMorrison says:

Based on this thread I risked taking my seventy-200 two.8 IS lens with me to Minute Made Park to picket the Astros today. They let me in with it with no issues which I thought was fantastic.


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Photography by Leslie Dee says:

baseball seems to allow it more than other sporting events…I had to check my 70-300mm lens in at the joe louis arena…and utilize my kit lens


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blackroughy says:

I have taken my beercan and sigma 70-200 into Great American Ball Park(Cincinnati Reds) twice this year. With the Sig I was sitting virtually fifteen rows from the field, with the beercan I was just roaming around just higher up the lower sections. I have too taken my Sony 70-300 to Paul Brown Stadium where the Bengals Play. During pregame warmups you lot can walk downwardly to field level and no 1 said anything. Got my 70-300 into the Superdome for the Carbohydrate Bowl as well.


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Hoosiers United says:

I recently took a baseball game trip that took me to Miller Park, Wrigley Field, Comerica Park, Progressive, PNC Park, and Nationals Park. I likewise practice a lot of shooting at Camden Yards. I didn’t have trouble with my Tamron seventy-200 f2.eight in any of them (I didn’t bring it to Wrigley, merely I had looked upward their rules before I went and there was no size restriction listed). I also got it into Verizon Center in DC.

The simply issue I’ve had was at the Usa Open up Loving cup at George Stonemason University (DC United 5 Richmond Kickers). The security guy was trying to tell me to put it back, but there was a DC United official who told him to allow me in.


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Douglas Bawden Photography says:

Went to see the SF Giants a couple of weeks dorsum and brought my camera backpack with two camera bodies and my big white Canon seventy-200L telephoto zoom, and three other lenses. The guy at the gate felt it to brand sure I wasn’t sneaking in any alcoholic beverages so that I would have to pay $8 for a beer. One fan asked if they let me bring information technology in…I wanted to say, “Here’south your sign!”


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coachsingleton says:

At an Air Force University Game, they took out a record, had me collapse my 70 – 300 and make sure it was four inches or less. They told me I could not use the hood, because it would brand it likewise long. They let me in.

Utah Jazz lets me in with my Camera Bag with no issues, until I got my D700 with a Battery pack. And then now I accept off the battery pack (still have it then I tin add it later if I demand to)


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Mark Briscoe says:

The written policy for Nationals park in DC says eight” max and no professional gear. I’ve had no problem several times this year with a Nikon D90, and both my seventy-300 f/4.v and 80-200 f/two.8 in a small haversack (not a camera bag).


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Boston Wolverine says:

I always love the ‘no professional gear’ dominion. What the hell does that hateful? Well no, Security Person, I’m not hither in a professional person capacity today and this isn’t the camera I apply at work, but it’southward a DSLR with a big lens, so….?

I’ve been to more than ballparks since I posted here last, and then I’ll just add (for all of these I was trying to get in a 30D and a 70-300mm):

–Citi Field (Mets), no trouble

–Land Shark/Dolphin/whatsoever Stadium (Marlins), no trouble

–Progressive Field (Indians), no problem

–various Cape League fields, no problem (and you could definitely bring bigger gear, nobody cares)

–Gillette Stadium (Patriots), I didn’t bother because nosotros were parked far away and if there was trouble I didn’t want to trek back to the auto by myself. I know one of my friends routinely sneaks her 75-300 in and claims it depends on which gate you use, but if you have bad luck and go the incorrect gate attendant they will turn y’all away.


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Phil Roeder says:

For MLB ballparks, every team’southward official spider web site has an A-Z guide for fans which includes information on things such as bag sizes and camera/video recording. It seems every place allows cameras although some specify a lens length (only not all). America’due south pasttime seems fairly liberal so long as it’s for personal use.

I’chiliad going to be at Wrigley on Friday to encounter the Cubs-Phillies; box seats in the 10th row and I program to make good apply of my 70-300 lens.


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< Mike > says:

Pac bell park in San francisco(Giants) allowed me to bring my 200mm, it wasn’t of much use in the seats I had but still.


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Sjurgs says:

Shoot Junior Sports And get an OK Portfolio, So attempt to contact People in The Clubs for getting a Pass


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Chase Palmer says:

The Texas Stars (minor league team of the Dallas Stars) at the Cedar Park Centre near Austin does not allow any detachable lenses (you would think that they’d desire any exposure they can become).

Texas Roller Derby at the Palmer Events Heart besides does not allow SLRs without a press pass.


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kjlast says:

I know this was aimed at American users of this group (dont forget it goes Globe wide, not but North America guys)

But Kent canton cricket club dont seem to intendance too much, i’ve taken cameras in a few times…was using a 1Dmk2N with seventy-200mm lens there a couple of weeks agone with no bother at all.




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Rene Morrison says:

Gillette Stadium
Fenway Park
TD Garden

For gillette, they had to check my pocketbook (information technology was a big nikon camera bag) only the person checking didnt seem to kow that. It seemed like it was going to rain that day so i wrapped all my fix in my raincoat and ponchos within the bag. all she saw was the brilliant plastic ponchos and didnt dig enough to detect my Nikon D90 and extra 70-300mm lens. thank god for that considering im not certain if they permit it! if they dont, only do what i did and bury it nether brightly colored objects.

td banknorth garden doesnt care at all. im non certain if fenway cares, i only brought a 18-70mm lens soi they probably had no problem with that


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Oliver Sholder Photography says:

i got into a game with my two 1d mark IVs, a 800mm v.6 and a 400mm two.8 for the packers


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Mike Cohn says:

I went to a San Diego Padres game last month with a gear pocketbook filled with camera and lenses and had no problem getting in.


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dfndr13 says:

Walked correct into Western Michigan University’s football game staduim with my Canon 7D and lxx-200 with no second look from the folks at the gates. I had chosen earlier and was told there were no restrictions.


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basehorhonda says:

Never had a problem with the parks in Kansas City. Kauffman Stadium for the Royals and Arrowhead Stadium for the Chiefs. They said every bit long as I dont throw up a tripod it would be ok. I had all my stuff in a bag and the biggest lens I had with me was my lxx-200 VRII


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BenHerr says:

I was at Candlestick for the Monday nighttime game with a field pass and had no problem taking in my 24-20 50 and 70-200 50 in a pocket-size messenger handbag and my 7D with a pocket-sized lens attached hanging from my neck. The messenger bag was never checked.


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basehorhonda says:

Squeamish to hear someone however call information technology Candlestick.


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special invention [dihapus] bilang:

Three MLB parks – three sets of rules.

Yankee Stadium: “Single-frame flash photography is permitted. Tripods, extended length zoom lenses, other professional camera equipment, movie cameras and whatsoever other video or audio recording equipment are non permitted in Yankee Stadium. Guests are not permitted to transmit or assistance in transmitting any account, clarification, picture show, video, audio, reproduction or other information well-nigh whatever games.”

Citi Field: “Small film or digital cameras are permitted in Citi Field. Commercial grade audio, video and photographic equipment is non permitted in Citi Field due to security considerations.”

Fenway Park: “Cameras and video cameras are permitted within Fenway Park, but cannot be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans’ enjoyment of the game. ”


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coachsingleton says:

I of the things I found is have the Battery pack off your photographic camera and accept whatever extension (hoods) off the lens. Take them to their shortest point, and many will go by.

I utilise a lxx-200 2.8 at High schools and colleges, but at Pro, I go to my 80-300 four.5-v.3 it is smaller and then they but glance at it and call back it is a modest lens. With a D700 and the slap-up lights in pro stadiums it is all expert.


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sobyrne99 says:

Georgia Dome says “up to 6’lens” just no detacable lens, wondering if I will accept problems with my Nikon D90. Hither in Houston Reliant,Infinitesimal Maid and Robertson never give you a trouble, but Toyota Eye has a big problem with 4″+ lens and looks out for them more than anyone with a gun.


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henrytsay says:

I’ve been to Citi Field twice with my D40, one time with a Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6 and one time with a Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 (considerably larger than the Nikkor). No problems either time. Equally Chrome Dome Dan shows, they do take rules at Citi Field, just the gatekeepers practice not announced interested in enforcing it strictly.


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