Prohibited Items

Including but not limited to:

  • Adhesive stickers
  • Balloons
  • Cans 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 or glass containers of any kind (Guests are allowed one empty, non-metallic bottle for use at Arena water fountains/bottle refilling stations)
  • 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.

Code of Conduct

Events DC and the Entertainment and Sports Arena are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all patrons visiting this facility.

Patrons may be subject to ejection and loss of access to events without a refund of purchased tickets as a result of the following inappropriate and disruptive behavior:

  • Directing obscene, profane or abusive language toward event participants, patrons, or staff
  • Directing obscene, profane or abusive behavior toward event participants, patrons, or staff
  • Communicating obscene, profane or abusive displays on signs, clothing, or other visible representations; this includes chants, gestures, and other activity
  • Indecent exposure or the wearing of obscene or indecent clothing
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Fighting
  • Causing damage to arena property
  • Smoking inside of the facility
  • Possession or use of any illegal substance
  • Scalping or other improper resale of tickets
  • Interfering with or refusing security procedures
  • Interfering with any operations related to the event
  • Throwing any objects; onto the event floor, in the seating area, or on the concourse of the arena
  • Failure to follow directions from arena staff regarding policies and emergency procedures
  • Any other action warranting ejection and/or confiscation of event tickets by arena security

The above listed actions and any other activity deemed disruptive by arena staff will not be tolerated and may serve as grounds for removal.  Additionally, by engaging in any of the above enumerated behavior or other disruptive behavior, persons may be subject to other actions including, but not limited to, debarment from the arena, arrest, and/or prosecution.