Clear Bag Policy for Shows

The Thompson-Boling Arena operates with a clear bag policy and stadium security regulations limit patrons to one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person.

Delegates and staff will also be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Wallets must also conform to this size requirement. No other bags will be allowed inside. All items, including clear bags and clutch purses, are subject to search at the gates. Medically necessary items must be searched.

The following items are prohibited inside the Thompson-Boling Arena:

  • Nonclear bags of any size except as listed for medically necessary items
  • Diaper bags
  • Backpacks of any size
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cans, glass bottles, coolers
  • Open umbrellas
  • 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
  • Balloons
  • Wrapped gifts or gift bags

Additionally, each delegate will receive a conference branded clear bag at check-in that is compliant with the specifications listed above.