For your safety, and in compliance with State and Federal laws, we respectfully ask that patrons observe these rules and regulations at the Spokane Arena.
All guests attending events at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena will be required to enter through walk-through metal detectors (magnetometers). All employees will also be subject to these new security procedures.
To help everyone have a positive experience when coming to an event, we ask that you do the following:
Doors to the Spokane Arena typically open one hour before show time. Please arrive as close to that hour as you can. If you cannot make it to the venue before 30 minutes prior to show, expect a possible delay. We have increased our typical staffing level for events to get each and every person into the building in time for the show. However, we cannot guarantee that will happen if the majority of the crowd arrives at the venue for entry close to show time.
Guests may carry one clear plastic or vinyl bag no larger than 14” x 14” x 6”. One gallon clear plastic zip-top bags or small clutch bags no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ are also permitted.
Backpacks and purses larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ are not permitted. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items or single compartment diaper bags (child must be present).
In compliance with state law, the Spokane Arena will offer public safety inspections to events when required by the event, or when there is an anticipated need.
Spokane Arena Management and the Security Director will determine the need for a public safety inspection and what type of inspection will be performed at the event. The public safety inspection will be utilized to ensure that banned items and illegal items are not allowed through any of the entry doors.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
Possession of illegal items will result in confiscation. Non-illegal prohibited items may be returned to the owner's vehicle, or at certain events, may be checked at Guest Services. The District hires contract Security Services to perform public safety inspections. The contract Security Service may be required to discard illegal contraband.
On-duty officers with the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office may enter the venue at any time. Off-duty law enforcement with either agency may be vetted through their respective supervisors to receive access privileges for service weapons.
Guests are not allowed to re-enter the building and/or parking lot after exiting a ticketed event.
The Spokane Arena complies with the Washington Indoor Clean Air Act which prohibits smoking in all public places as well as 25 feet from any entrance, exit, or ventilation intake at a public place. Because of our compliance of RCW 70.160, the Smoking Court at the Spokane Arena is no longer available. E-cigarettes are also prohibited.
We thank you for your understanding.
All guests attending an event at the Spokane Arena, including infants or children intending to sit on a parent's lap, are required to have an event ticket. Some events offer age discounts, ask your ticket agent if an age discounts is available for the event you are interested in attending.
With the exception of services animals, animals are not allowed in the Arena.
If you wish to tailgate at any event at the Spokane Arena, please notify the Diamond Parking attendant upon entering the Arena parking lot. Please do not begin tailgating any earlier than noon on any given event day. Guests will be charged a parking fee for each space taken up by vehicles and equipment. Please observe the following restrictions:
Please note that if these restrictions are not observed, security officers may ask that you vacate the area. We want your tailgating experience to be fun and safe. Thank you for helping us to make the Spokane fan experience the best in the country!
Professional cameras (typically those with detachable lenses), audio recording devices and video recording devices are prohibited at performances at the Spokane Arena. Guests may bring personal cameras into the Arena as long as they do not have detachable lenses and are small enough to fit in pants pockets. Flash photography is strictly prohibited at events where it may cause a distraction to a performer.
District personnel reserve the right to require that guests immediately check devices that were not detected at the point of entry. Specific events may allow an exception to the policy and allow specific types of recording devices.
Reasonable efforts will be made to return lost or found items in to the rightful owner. In instances where the rightful owner is not located, items will be disposed of according to Spokane Arena procedures.
By authorization of the City Police Chief, in accord with RCW 63.21.060, the Executive Director may sell, donate, retain or dispose of found property if not claimed within 90 days.