Gainbridge Fieldhouse Bag Policy

Gainbridge Fieldhouse Bag Policy

Gainbridge Fieldhouse is home to the NBA Indiana Pacers and WNBA Indiana Fever teams at 125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The Gainbridge Fieldhouse bag policy rule allows fans to bring clear and non-clear single-compartment bags that don’t exceed 6″ x 9″ x 1.5″ in size. Exceptions to this bag policy rule apply if fans need to bring in medical or diaper bags that are larger than 6″ x 9″ x 1.5″ into the arena.


Here is the complete Gainbridge Fieldhouse bag policy guide for your next basketball game or concert!


How Does the Gainbridge Fieldhouse Security Team Review Bags?

How Does the Gainbridge Fieldhouse Security Team Review Bags

NBA and WNBA fans arriving at Gainbridge Fieldhouse will undergo a metal detector screening at the entrance gate before entering the arena for their event. Fans with a bag with them will go through a bag review check by the security staff at the gate. The bag examination reviews the size of the bag and if it contains any prohibited items inside it. If there are no concerns with your bag or items inside of it, you will get it back to enter the stadium with.


Buy a clear single-compartment bag for your next NBA or WNBA match at Gainbridge Fieldhouse! While fans can bring non-clear bags into the venue, more and more places are adopting the clear bag policy rule. Therefore, consider purchasing a clear single-compartment bag for your next event. Below are the bags that can come into the arena with fans.


  • A clear ziplock bag / one-gallon clear bag
  • A clear single-compartment fanny pack
  • Any ADA-specific bag
  • A small clutch bag
  • Single-compartment drawstring bags
  • Diaper bags / Medical Bags / Parent bags / Childcare bags. As a note, these bags can be bigger than 6″ x 9″ x 1.5″.
  • A clear single-compartment bag that does not exceed 6″ x 9″ x 1.5″


What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into the Indiana Pacers Venue?

Fans attending a basketball game or concert at Gainbridge Fieldhouse should know that certain things can’t come into the arena. Some items that can’t go into the arena with fans are below. Visit the official A-Z guide of the Indiana Pacers to get the complete list of prohibited items.


  • Bags larger than 6″ x 9″ x 1.5″. However, there is an exception to this rule if you need to bring in a medical or diaper bag that exceeds this size.
  • Non-compliant bags. Those bags include backpacks, hard-sided bags, coolers, duffle bags, and laptop bags.
  • Drones
  • Beach balls
  • Glassware
  • Laser pointers
  • Noisemakers
  • Outside food and drinks. However, fans bringing in medical or baby food can do so by putting that in a clear plastic bag for the bag inspection at the gate.
  • Skateboards
  • Weapons of any kind


Is There a Bag Check or Locker Storage Area at Gainbridge Fieldhouse?

If your bag can’t come into Gainbridge Fieldhouse with you for a game or event, you can bring it back to your car and leave it there. From there, you must get back in line to go through another security check line before scanning your ticket for access inside the arena.


If you don’t have a car to leave your bag in, see if a nearby hotel or bar can watch your stuff. Many hotels in the Market East District are within walking distance of the basketball arena. Most places charge a small fee to hold onto your bags while you are at the game.


Parking and Food Information for an Indiana Pacers / Indiana Fever Game

Fans driving to Gainbridge Fieldhouse for a basketball game can secure their parking spot ahead of time with SpotHero. SpotHero has plenty of affordable parking spaces to purchase, all within walking distance of the NBA/WNBA arena. Plus, securing your parking space means you can save time not driving around looking for a parking space. Visit the Gainbrige Fieldhouse parking guide for more details.


Fans can only bring outside food into Gainbridge Fieldhouse if it is for medical reasons. Otherwise, the stadium security team won’t allow outside food or drinks to enter the arena with fans.


Visit the Gainbridge Fieldhouse Food Guide to see what you can eat at the arena. Also, as a note, the stadium food changes slightly each season. Therefore, some of the items in that guide may differ from what you see when you are there.