Prohibited Items

Including but not limited to:

  • Adhesive stickers
  • Balloons
  • Cans, bottles, or coolers
  • Confetti and streamers
  • Fireworks
  • Frisbees or inflated balls
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Large flags and banners (except as noted)
  • Laser pointers
  • Metal, plastic and glass containers of any kind
  • Missile or projectile-like objects
  • Monopods, tripods or selfie sticks
  • Noisemakers of any kind (such as can operated air horns, sirens, kazoos, whistles, etc.)
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Pets (with the exception of service animals)
  • Poles and staffs (metal, plastic or wooden)
  • Professional cameras with detachable zoom lenses and/or tripods
  • Umbrellas
  • Video camera and audio recording devices (including camcorders, GoPros, Contour cameras)
  • Weapons of any kind (includes but not limited to guns, knives, mace, chains, spikes, projectiles, tasers, etc.)
  • Wrapped gifts

Bag Policy

Only bags that are smaller than 14”x14”x6” are permitted at the Entertainment and Sports Arena and all bags will be searched upon entry. Backpacks are prohibited, with the exception of single-compartment drawstring bags that meet the size requirements. Diaper bags that have the appearance of backpacks will be allowed, provided that they meet the 14x14x6 size requirement. Events DC reserves the right to confiscate items within the arena that may cause a danger or disruption to the event or to other guests. The Entertainment and Sports Arena will not check or store any prohibited item.