Security Policies

In order to create a safe, enjoyable experience for all of our guests, Chesapeake Energy Arena has implemented the following security policies:

All Guests are Subject to Search

All bags will be searched upon entry. Backpacks and bags larger than 12" x 6" x 12" are not permitted.

In the event that prohibited items are revealed during a search, the guest will be permitted to return to their vehicle with the item or the item will be confiscated. Chesapeake Energy Arena will not safeguard any personal belongings or items of any type. Chesapeake Energy Arena management has the sole right to determine the type of pre-event screening including but not limited to a bag search, wands, pat-downs and walk-thru metal detectors. 

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in the arena:

  • Weapons of any kind including concealed carry weapons, knives (including pocket knives), mace (pepper spray and key chain pepper spray), blades, and tools
  • Selfie-sticks/ Poles, Missile-like objects that can be thrown
  • I-Pads or tablets
  • Outside food and beverage. Should you need to bring food to an event for medical reasons, please call 405-602-5130 or email for assistance.
  • Wrapped gifts of any kind
  • Laser pens for products of any type
  • Tasers
  • Balloons
  • Fireworks
  • Mace or pepper spray
  • Beach balls
  • Laptops
  • Bags larger than 12”x6”x12”
  • Airhorns or noise makers of any type
  • No signs, posters, or messages on messages on any garment with explicit language, profanity, or derogatory characterization directed toward any person
  • Drones or any other model aircraft
  • Hazardous materials
  • Illegal substances
  • Any other items deemed inappropriate by SMG and Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • Optical Illusions which are intended to create optical illusions or interfere with the ability of the eye to perceive depth or distance, such as pinwheels or umbrellas
  • Strollers are discouraged and will need to be checked in with guest services
  • Hoverboards, Segways, or any other similar non-medically necessary mobility apparatusStrollers are discouraged and will need to be checked in with guest services

Walk-Thru Metal Detector FAQ

What items will I be required to remove before entering the metal detector?

Guests will be required to remove cell phones, keys, eyeglass cases, cameras, large belt buckle, large jewelry items and any other large metal items.

Are there any items or any items I should avoid bringing to the arena?

Guests should avoid wearing steel-toed shoes, wearing large pieces of jewelry or other items adorned with large pieces of metal.  

What if I have a concealed/carry permit?

Fans entering the Chesapeake Arena will not be allowed to carry concealed or unconcealed weapons. Oklahoma State Statute Title 21 Chapter 53, Section 1277 specifically outlines that it is unlawful for any person in possession of a valid handgun license to carry any concealed or unconcealed handgun into any sports arena during a professional sporting event.  It also states that no concealed of unconcealed weapon can be carried into any building owned by the city for the purpose of conducting business with the public.​

Am I required to use the walk-thru metal detector?

Anyone entering the arena is required to be searched by a walk-thru metal detector or physical pat-down. If you are not comfortable using the walk-thru metal detector please enter at the designated ADA door where you may request a physical pat-down.   

What if the alarm sounds?

If the alarm sounds guests the item that triggered the alarm will be identified and you will be asked to walk through the detector again.  If they alarm sounds the second time, you will be escorted to a secondary screening area where you will be asked to remove belts and jackets and will be subject to physical pat-down.   In the event that prohibited items are revealed during a search, the guest will be permitted to return to their vehicle with the item or the item will be confiscated. The Chesapeake Arena will not safeguard any personal belongings or items of any type.

What if I am in a wheelchair or need assistance?

Please proceed to the designated ADA entrance at each gate where you will be asked to consent to either a wand or pat-down search. Look for this sign at each entrance:

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What if I have a pacemaker?

Extensive research has found no information that would indicate that the metal detectors in use have adverse effects on medical devices (such as pacemakers) or magnetic recording media. However, directives by physicians and medical device manufacturers regarding metal detectors should be followed.  If you are not comfortable with the metal detector please proceed to the marked ADA entrance where you will be required to consent to a physical pat down or wand screening in order to enter the arena.

What if I am an expectant mother?

Extensive research has found no information that would indicate the metal detectors in use have adverse effects on pregnancy. However, directives by physicians regarding metal detectors should be followed. If you are not comfortable with the metal detector please proceed to the marked ADA entrance where you will be asked to consent to a physical pat down or wand screening in order to enter the arena.

What if I have a hip replacement or other metals in body?

It is safe to proceed through the machines, however, guests with medical circumstances who prefer a pat-down screening may request such accommodation and will need to proceed to the ADA marked entrance. When entering the arena please inform security staff in advance of any medical conditions prior to entering the metal detector. 

What steps can I take to get into the arena quickly?

Arrive early and be prepared! Have your ticket out and ready to be scanned. Removable items should be out of your pockets and ready to be placed on the search table. Have your bags open and ready to be searched when you reach the search table. Avoid bringing large bags if possible.   

Follow instructions from security and staff. Rushing through the detectors can cause the detector to alarm.

Is there an express lane?

There is an express lane at every entrance for guests without bags. Look for this sign:

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What is the policy for children?

Children are subject to screening, however, parents with an infant may carry the baby. Parents who are attending with small children who are able to walk on their own are invited to proceed through the machines alongside their children.

What if I have a service animal?

Service animals may pass through the detector with their owner. If you are not comfortable with the metal detector please proceed to the marked ADA entrance where both guest and service animal will be asked to consent to a physical pat-down or wand screening in order to enter the arena.

What if I do not want to be searched?

Anyone entering the arena is subject to search. Refusal to be searched will result in immediate removal from the arena.