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Security

The arena’s large-event security protocol will be enforced at all┬áceremonies.

Clear Bag Policy

Guests will be allowed to enter the arena with one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches.

The only other items ALLOWED in the arena are:

  • Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches
  • Mobile phones
  • Binoculars, cameras and video cameras (without cases)
  • Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children (must be carried in a clear bag)
  • Medically necessary items that must be carried in a specific bag. The non-clear bag will need to sized proportionately to the size of the medical need.
  • Umbrella strollers

The following items ARE PROHIBITED inside the arena:

  • Non-clear bags of any size
  • Diaper bags
  • Backpacks (of any size)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cans, bottles, coolers
  • Outside food, snacks, beverages
  • Open umbrellas
  • Selfie sticks
  • Unmanned aircraft
  • Large bags or parcels, including backpacks and purses
  • Weapons, including pocket knives
  • Hover boards
  • Segways
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Large travel strollers
  • Posters and signage

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited in and on all university property including smoking in private vehicles when parked or operated on university property.

Walk-through metal detectors will be in place and operational at all arena entrances. Please allow additional time for entry.

For more information on the security policy and Thompson-Boling Arena building policies, contact the Thompson-Boling Arena management office at 865-974-0953.