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Verizon Center Security

Fans are encouraged to arrive early as Verizon Center has instituted a standard security policy for all events held at the arena. The doors will open one hour prior to all Capitals home games. Patrons will be subject to search and possible hand held metal detectors.

All bags, briefcases, book bags or items similar in nature will be searched as patrons enter the arena. Each patron attending events will be allowed one personal item that falls within the following size constraints: no longer than 13 inches, taller than nine and a half inches and wider than six inches. Items that do not fit within these size limitations may not be allowed in the arena at the discretion of security personnel.

Verizon Center consults with local law enforcement agencies on a continual basis. Some of the security measures in place will be apparent to patrons and some will remain unseen and undisclosed.

Food & Beverage Policy
Fans and patrons are not allowed to bring in outside food and beverages for any games, concerts or events.

Camera Policy
Handheld cameras are allowed for basketball and hockey games.
Special events, concerts, and family shows each have their own camera policy that is decided prior to the event. Video cameras and camcorders are not allowed for any concerts or special events.

IN ADDITION:
All media and others with access to restricted areas will be required to produce a photo ID, and all bags and equipment will be subjected to inspection.

All media must enter through the Press Gate located at 6th and G Streets NW. If parking in the Verizon Center garage, members of the media should exit the building through the elevators in the middle of the garage and enter through the media entrance.