Arena Entry Information

Shows Entry Guidance

The NOAC Shows will take place in the Thompson-Boling Arena. You won’t want to miss them!

To make your entry into the arena easier, you should:

  1. Go to the best gate based on your ticketed seat assignment for each show. These appear on your NOAC credential.
  2. Understand what you may or may not bring into the arena. See the clear bag policy below for details.

Which gate should you use?
If your seats are in Sections A, 104-113, or 209-213, please enter at Gate B or Gate C.
If your seats are in Sections B, 114-122, or 214-221, please enter at Gate D or Gate E.

Each gate will have a “bag” and “no bag” line. You will get into the arena much faster if you don’t bring a bag with you.

Do bring your phone, as it may have a role in the show!

If you have mobility limitations, you should plan to arrive by 7:15 with a buddy who can assist with your entry and exit. You and your buddy will be seated together. Those arriving by automobile should contact the Shows Office at (833) 662-2272 x31 or to make arrangements.

We ask that you act like Scouts. Anything considered hazardous or disruptive will be confiscated to maximize everyone’s experience. Come ready for a great show, but leave your beach ball and vuvuzela at home.

Clear Bag Policy

The Thompson-Boling Arena operates with a clear bag policy and stadium security regulations limit patrons to one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon, clear, resealable plastic storage bag per person.

Delegates and staff will also be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Wallets must also conform to this size requirement. No other bags will be allowed inside. All items, including clear bags and clutch purses, are subject to search at the gates. Medically necessary items must be searched.

The following items are prohibited inside the Thompson-Boling Arena:

  • Nonclear bags of any size except as listed for medically necessary items
  • Diaper bags
  • Backpacks of any size
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cans, glass bottles, coolers
  • Open umbrellas
  • Unmanned aircraft
  • Large bags or parcels, including backpacks and purses
  • Weapons, including pocket knives
  • Hover boards
  • Segways
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Large travel strollers
  • Posters and signage
  • Balloons
  • Wrapped gifts or gift bags

Additionally, each delegate will receive a conference branded clear bag at check-in that is compliant with the specifications listed above.