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Safety & Security Policies

NEW Clear Bag Policy

VVCC Clear Bag Policy

All persons and bags are subject to search. Clear tote bags (including handbags/purses) that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be admitted inside after inspection. One-gallon clear plastic freezer or storage bags are also permitted. Small clutch bags or wallets that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5 “, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the venue along with one of the clear bag options (clear tote or storage bag). Oversized bags (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, etc.) are prohibited. Pechanga Arena does not provide a general area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. For a list of other prohibited items, see below.

Metal Detection Devices

In light of recent world events, we have opted to take additional measures in our effort to increase public safety within our venue. Along with the enforcement of bag size limits that have recently been introduced, effective immediately, we will be implementing the use of metal detection devices at all venue entrances for all events. In order to accommodate for this additional process, we ask that you please plan on arriving at least one hour prior to the scheduled start time of an event. While we understand that this may cause an inconvenience to some, we want you to know that we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to strive to provide a fun AND safe experience for all.

Disallowed Items

The Pechanga Arena staff will not take possession of prohibited items from any guest at any time. Any prohibited item left at any entrance by a guest will be disposed of immediately.

The following items are NOT allowed in the Pechanga Arena under any circumstances:

  • BACKPACKS AND LARGE BAGS (See Bag Policy below for more information)
  • Weapons, firearms, pepper spray/mace, flares or fireworks
  • Food, beverage, liquid containers, alcohol, cans, bottles, flasks, coolers or water bottles. For sporting or family events (i.e. Gulls, Sockers, Disney on Ice) each ticketed guest may bring in ONE (1) unopened plastic water bottle, one liter (1L) or smaller in size. Water must be clear/non-flavored. For all other events, all outside food or beverages, including water are prohibited
  • Umbrellas
  • Workman’s Tool, pocket knives, or any other tools
  • Laser pens/pointers, flashlights, glow products (including but not limited to sticks, necklaces and bracelets) or laptop/tablet computers
  • Noise making devices: Air horns, cowbells, drums or whistles
  • Signs/Flags/Banners/Posters: May NOT be larger than 11″ by 17″ nor attached to a pole/stick
  • Wallet chains or studded belts/bracelets
  • Pamphlets or product samples
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, helmets or chairs
  • Balloons, permanent markers or spray paint
  • Drugs or illegal substances
  • Video or audio recording devices of any kind
  • Any item that may be deemed potentially harmful
  • iPads/tablets


  • Outside food & beverages
  • Pacifiers, eyedrops, chapstick, lipgloss and lipstick
  • Pamphlets, product samples, fliers, decals and stickers
  • Professional cameras and equipment ( No detachable lenses/camera bags)
  • Camelbaks
  • Hula hoops
  • Permanent markers or spray paint
  • E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems
  • Any item containing chemical fluids (including E-cig fluid)
  • Two-way radios
  • Drugs, illegal substances and prescription medicine (Aside from asthma inhaler with matching prescription) or other medications allowed unless approved by onsite medical personnel, see manager)
  • Candy necklaces, bracelets (beaded bracelets ok but subject to inspection)
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, hoverboards, helmets and/or chairs
  • Breathalyzers


  • Light gloves and make-up (powder, eye shadow, etc.) are discouraged at EDM events

The Pechanga Arena staff will not take possession of prohibited items from any guest at any time. Any prohibited item left at any entrance by a guest will be disposed of immediately.

Camera/Video Recording Device/Binocular Policy

Point and shoot cameras are permitted provided they are non-professional, intended for personal use and have a non-detachable lens less than three inches in length.  No video cameras are permitted. No flashes are permitted at any time. POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PER EVENT.

Alcohol Policy

No outside alcohol is permitted in the venue.  Consumption of alcohol in the parking lot is prohibited.

Searchable Items

Pechanga Arena reserves the right to search bags, backpacks, purses and persons to ensure public safety. All of the above items will not be allowed into the venue. People attempting to bring in items listed above will be asked to return them to their vehicle and delay their entrance into the venue.


California law prohibits smoking in public assembly facilities. Smoking is allowed in designated areas located outside select entrances to the facility. Please check with a Pechanga Arena usher or security personnel for exact locations.

Acceptable Forms of ID

Pechanga Arena accepts the following forms of identification where alcohol is served:

  • Valid driver’s license from any of the 50 states
  • Valid ID card from the state of California only
  • Valid Military ID with photo
  • Valid passport with photo

Alcoholic beverages can only be purchased and consumed by persons 21 years of age and older with proper government-issued photo identification.