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Venue Policies

For all events held at the 1-A/DAA Cow Palace Arena & Event Center, the following prohibited items and bag policy will take into effect. Any bags that are brought inside must be in compliance with our bag policy. Bags that are not in compliance must be returned to the patron's vehicle or discarded. Any unlawful items are subject to confiscation and the person in possession of such items is subject to arrest.


REFUSAL OF ANY GUEST TO COOPERATE WILL RESULT IN NON-ADMITTANCE INTO THE COW PALACE


Cow Palace MANAGEMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR any lost, stolen, damaged itmes or LEFT BEHIND AT THE GATE


***MASKS RECOMMENDED WHEN NOT ACTIVELY EATING OR DRINKING***


Photography

  • No professional/commercial photography is allowed
  • Personal "point and shoot" and phone cameras are allowed
This policy is subject to change for specific shows. Please check the Events Page for more details on the photography policy.

DRONES

  • The operation of drones, unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft anywhere on, around or over the premises is strictly prohibited without the advanced written consent of the Cow Palace.
  • Violators may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

STROLLERS

  • Strollers are not allowed in the Main Arena for seated shows
  • Before entering the Main Arena, please check in all strollers at the Guest Services Offices located in the Main Lobby



BAG POLICY

All bags subject to search upon entry into the Cow Palace Arena & Event Center. No bags larger than 12" X 12" X 6"
Approved Bags:
  • 1-gallon plastic bag
  • Clear purse
  • Clear fanny pack
  • Clutch with shoulder strap (no larger than 5" X 8")
  • Clutch with wrist strap (no larger than 5" X 8")
Non-Approved Bags:
  • Purse
  • Backpack
  • Clear backpacks (larger than 12" X 6" X 12")
  • Binoculars case
  • Camera case
  • Tinted plastic bag
  • Oversized tote bag
  • Printed pattern plastic bag
  • Fanny pack
  • Seat cushion
  • Mesh Bag

Prohibited Items

The lists represents the most common items attendees want to know about. All items may not be listed and will be at the discretion of law enforcement or security at the gates. The list may change based upon specfic needs/requests made by the Promoter and/or Law Enforcement/Security.


  • WEAPONS OF ANY KIND INCLUDING SHARP OBJECTS
  • BAGS LARGER THAN 12"x12"x6"
  • OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES, INCLUDING LIQUIDS OF ANY KIND
  • HARD-SIDED CONTAINERS, INCLUDING BOTTLES, CANS, FLASKS, COOLERS AND THERMOSES
  • GLASS CONTAINERS
  • AEROSOL CANS, MARKERS, PAINT
  • ILLEGAL DRUGS
  • ANY SIZE POLE OR STICK, INCLUDING "SELFIE STICKS"
  • BATS OR CLUBS
  • TRIPODS
  • FIREWORKS
  • DRONES
  • ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS
  • PROJECTILES, INCLUDING INFLATABLE BALLS AND FRISBEES
  • VIDEO CAMERAS
  • LASER POINTERS
  • LARGE RADIOS
  • PORTABLE CHAIRS
  • SCOOTERS, STROLLERS, BICYCLES, ROLLERSKATES AND SKATEBOARDS
  • NON-SERVICE ANIMALS
  • INAPPROPRIATE ATTIRE OR SIGNAGE
  • LARGE BANNERS OR FLAGS
  • BALLOONS AND INFLATABLES
  • MACE OR PEPPER SPRAY
  • ANY ITEM DEEMED BY MANAGEMENT TO BE DANGEROUS, INAPPROPRIATE OR DISRUPTIVE TO OTHER ATTENDEES ENJOYMENT OF THE EVENT
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