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Game Day Policies


In order to create a safe, enjoyable experience for all of our guests, the BMO Harris Bank Center has implemented the following security policies:

All guests are subject to search.

All bags will be searched upon entry. The BMO Harris Bank Center has a clear bag policy for all IceHogs games. TO view the policy, click here. 

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 BMO Harris Bank Center will not safeguard any personal belongings or items of any type. BMO Harris Bank Center management has the sole right to determine the type of pre-event screening including but not limited to bag search, pat-downs and passing through a handheld metal detector.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited inside the BMO Harris Bank Center:

  • Weapons of any type, including concealed carry weapons, knives, mace, blades, tools, etc...
  • Outside food and beverage. Should you need to bring food to an event for medical reasons, please call 815-968-5730 or email for assistance.
  • Alcohol of any type
  • Professional cameras, cameras with large detachable lenses, and any audio or video recording devices are prohibited at all events. Still cameras (non-professional) are allowed at IceHogs games (lenses that are less than 55mm)
  • Backpacks, over-sized bags, duffel bags, luggage, computer or large camera bags. To view the arena bag policies, click here.
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or any similar containers
  • Laser pens or laser products of any type
  • Tasers, pepper spray, and mace
  • Balloons
  • Fireworks
  • Airhorns or noise makers of any type
  • Sealed, wrapped packages of any kind (including gifts for employees, athletes, or performers)
  • Selfie-sticks/ Poles, Missile-like objects that can be thrown
  • No signs, posters, or messages on any garment with explicit language, profanity or derogatory characterization directed toward any person
  • Golf style umbrellas and/or unbrellas with a pointed tip (Small, collapsible umbrellas that fit into a purse or hand bag are permitted
  • Drones or any other model aircraft
  • Hazardous items (chemicals, paints, fuels, etc...)
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by BMO Harris Bank Center management

*Items that are confiscated will not be returned.


The BMO Harris Bank Center is a smoke-free facility, which includes e-cigarettes. Fans who wish to smoke during an IceHogs game may visit one of the outside designated smoking areas located behind Section 122.

For more information that may be useful for your next visit, click here.