Paycom Center (formerly Chesapeake Energy Arena) is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team at 100 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The Paycom Center bag policy allows fans to bring in bags into the arena that don’t exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ in size. However, traditional backpacks can’t come into the arena with fans. Only single-compartment bags that don’t exceed in size of 14″ x 14″ x 6″ can enter.
Here is the complete Paycom Center bag policy guide for your next event.
How Does the Paycom Center Security Staff Review Bags?
Fans arriving at Paycom Center for a Thunder game or concert will undergo a metal detector screening at the entrance before entering the venue. Fans who have a bag with them will have that go through a bag inspection check at the gate. The bag inspection includes reviewing the content inside the bag and ensuring it is no larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″. As a reminder, backpacks can’t come into the NBA arena with fans.
Buy a clear single-compartment bag for your next Oklahoma City Thunder game! While the OKC Thunder venue does not explicitly require clear bags, bringing in a clear bag will help speed up the bag inspection process at the gate. Below are the types of bags fans can bring into the OKC venue.
- A single-compartment bag that does not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″
- Any ADA-specific bag
- A clear bag that does not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″
- A clear single-compartment fanny pack
- Medical bags and diaper bags
- A clear plastic Ziplock bag
- Small clutches and similar types of bags
What are the Prohibited Items that Fans Can’t Bring into Paycom Center?
Fans heading to Paycom Center on gameday should know that certain items can’t come into the arena with them. Some prohibited items the security team won’t allow inside the arena are below. Visit the complete A-Z guide for paycomcenter.com for the full list of things fans can’t bring into the venue.
- Bags larger than 14″ x 14″ x 6″
- Weapons of any kind
- Non-service animals
- Laser pointers
- Outside food and beverages. However, there is an exception to this outside food rule. If you need to bring in food for medical reasons, you can do so if you put it in a clear plastic bag.
- Beach balls
Also, these items above are subject to change at any time. Therefore, visiting this link will give you the most up-to-date information on the things that can’t come into the arena with fans.
Is There a Locker Storage Area for Fans to Use at Paycom Center?
There is no official bag check or locker storage area for fans to use at Paycom Center if they can’t bring their bag into the arena. If your bag can’t come into the NBA venue with you, you must bring it back to your car and leave it there.
If you don’t have a car to leave your bag in, see if a nearby hotel or bar in downtown Oklahoma City can watch your stuff. There are numerous bars and hotels within walking distance of Chesapeake Energy Arena that you can see if they’ll monitor your property. Most places charge a bag-holding fee since they have limited space to hold onto extra bags for fans. Consider getting to these places 1-2 hours before your event to try and get a spot for your bag before heading to the game.
Parking and Food Information for an Oklahoma City Thunder Match
Fans driving to the OKC Thunder Arena can save money on parking using SpotHero. SpotHero has plenty of affordable parking lots and parking garages in downtown Oklahoma City for fans to use within walking distance of the NBA arena. Visit the Paycom Center parking guide for more details.
Fans can’t bring any outside food or drinks into the NBA venue. The only exception to this rule is bringing medical or baby food into the arena. If you plan to do that, you’ll need to put that into a clear plastic bag. The clear plastic bag helps the security team review it at the gate during the bag inspection check.
Otherwise, you must get the food at the venue to eat at the game. Visit the Paycom Center Food guide for more details.