TSA offers tips for fans departing Denver International Airport following 2021 MLB All-Star Game

Preparation while ‘on deck’ will make experience a homerun at the security checkpoint
Local Press Release
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

DENVER - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is advising fans attending the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Coors Field to know the rules of the game and come prepared for the security screening process on their trip home from Denver International Airport (DEN).

“With this year’s Midsummer Classic being played in Denver, we know the airport security checkpoint will be an especially busy place following the game. TSA will be fully staffed to ensure security operations go smoothly and efficiently for all travelers,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Colorado Larry Nau. “But TSA will be relying on All-Star fans to be part of the team by arriving early and preparing for the security screening experience before coming to the airport.” 

Delays at the security checkpoint are often caused by travelers bringing prohibited items in carry-on baggage. Please remember that all types of bats including mini-bats - a favorite souvenir of fans everywhere - are prohibited in carry-on luggage. Bats of any size should be transported in checked baggage.

To avoid getting in a pickle, travelers can use any of TSA’s available travel tip resources. Download the MyTSA app and use the “Can I Bring?” feature to find out if an item can travel in carry-on luggage or should be checked. By taking this simple step, travelers - whether they root for the National or American Leagues - can avoid a bag check. Another option is to contact @AskTSA on Twitter or Facebook Messenger to get real-time answers to your travel questions.

Travelers will hit a grand slam with TSA officers if they follow the rules on traveling with liquids in carry-on luggage. All liquids - including Gatorade leftover from the time-honored, postgame victory shower - must be in quantities of 3.4 ounces (100 ml) or less and fit in a single, quart-size plastic bag. Liquids greater than 3.4 ounces should be placed in checked baggage. Foods such as popcorn, ‘peanuts and Cracker Jacks’ are allowed in unlimited quantities in carry-on or checked luggage.

To increase your batting average, “Travel with Ease” through the TSA PreCheck® lane. Eligible travelers do not need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, laptops, electronics larger than a cell phone or travel-size liquids from carry-on luggage. After reviewing the All-Star game box score, travelers can check their boarding passes for the words TSA PreCheck. Eligible travelers should head directly to the dedicated TSA PreCheck lanes, which are available at both the North and South Checkpoints at DEN.

If an item is inadvertently left behind at the security checkpoint, travelers have not struck out. Call Denver International Airport’s Lost and Found office at (303) 342-4062 or file a claim online. The office is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Finally, for additional tips on security screening, special screening procedures, passenger support and more, travelers can check out the TSA travel website before ‘breaking for home.’