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Know Before You Go!


Bag Searches 
All bags permitted inside the venue will be subject to a search by staff. Guests with prohibited items will be asked to return them to their vehicle prior to entering the venue. Small personal bags (purses, baby bags, etc.) will be permitted inside the Amalie Arena, while bags larger than 12x12x12 inches, backpacks, wrapped packages, etc. will not be allowed inside the venue and should be taken back to the guest’s vehicle.  

Prohibited Items 
To help ensure your safety, Amalie Arena is preserving all current security measures. These procedures are designed to help our fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to our arena. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Your safety is always our first concern. 
The following items will not be allowed at Amalie Arena events: 

  • Bags larger than 12x12x12 inches, backpacks or wrapped packages 

  • Cameras with lenses smaller than 4” will be permitted, but camera bags will not be permitted. 

  • Selfie Sticks 

  • iPads and GoPros 

  • Binoculars are permitted, but binocular bags are not permitted. 

  • Video or audio recording devices 

  • Laser pointers 

  • Weapons of any kind 

  • Bottles, cans, or containers of any kind 

  • Sharp objects, sticks or poles of any kind 

  • Fireworks 

  • Pepper spray or mace 

  • Food or beverage items 

  • Drugs or controlled substances 

  • Chairs, folding chairs or any other type of individual chair for use 

  • Wrapped gifts 

  • Large banners or signs, banners or signs with objectionable language, banners or signs on a pole of any kind 

  • lothing with offensive language 


Keep in mind, Amalie Arena will utilize a variety of search techniques at all entry points. Thank you for your cooperation. 


Banners and Signs 
Regular poster size signs or smaller are permitted in Amalie Arena. Large banners, signs on poles or sticks of any kind or signs with inappropriate language, political reference or sponsors will not be permitted. Signs may not be hung or posted anywhere inside the venue. Please be aware of your surroundings and do not block the view of any guests.  

See Something, Say Something™ 
The “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees in identifying and reporting indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities. If you see something, say something! To report suspicious activity, see the nearest Usher/Ticket Taker or Security Officer, or text 813-374-BOLT (813-374-2658). 
Additional information can be found here


Lost Children
Parents or guardians reporting lost children at Amalie Arena should contact your closest Guest Services Representative or visit Guest Services across from Section 101.


Women’s Final Four Sustainability Efforts
Elevated recycling efforts will be taking place alongside the Women's Final Four events as the Tampa Bay Local Organizing works to achieve the Council for Responsible Sport certification. For more information, click here.

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