UBS Arena Bag Policy

UBS Arena Bag Policy

UBS Arena is the National Hockey League venue for the New York Islanders out at 2400 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003. The bag policy at the NHL arena is single-compartment bags that don’t exceed 12″ x 12″ x 6″ can enter for a game or concert. That includes small medical bags, baby bags, ADA bags, purses, and more can enter. However, backpacks can’t enter the arena even if they are smaller than the bag policy size.


Here is the full breakdown of the UBS Arena bag policy.


How Does UBS Arena Review Your Bag?

How Does UBS Arena Review Your Bag

Fans coming to the NY Islanders’ venue will go through a metal detector before entering the arena. Fans with a bag will have them inspected by the security staff at the entrance to ensure they follow the bag policy guidelines. During the inspection, the security team will inspect the bag’s content and ensure it is not too big to enter the venue.


Are you thinking of bringing a bag to your next NY Islanders game? Consider purchasing a small single-compartment bag! Also, fans can bring some other types of bags into UBS Arena.


  • Small purse
  • Medical bags
  • Fanny packs
  • ADA compliant bags
  • Diaper bags
  • Any clear single-compartment bag that is no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″


What Items Can’t You Bring into UBS Arena?

What Items Can't You Bring into UBS Arena

Fans coming to UBS Arena for a hockey game or event should familiarize themselves with the list of prohibited items. Below are some common things the stadium security will turn away directly at the gate during their check. Visit the UBS Arena banned items list for the most up-to-date information.


  • Weapons
  • Backpacks
  • Bags that exceed 12″ x 12″ x 6″
  • Laser pointers
  • Flashlights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fireworks
  • Any animal that is not for ADA reasons
  • Outside food or beverages (As a note, there are exceptions to this rule. Some exceptions are for medical reasons and or if you have little kids who need specific snacks or drinks)
  • Any noisemakers


What Should You Do If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter UBS Arena?

If your bag is too big to enter the arena, you can bring it to the bag check area at the Great Hall. However, space does come on a first-come and first-served basis, so read the bag policy guidelines to see what bags can’t enter the venue and not have to deal with that. Using the Great Hall to store your bag works best if you take public transportation to the UBS Arena straight from work and need somewhere to put your backpack.


If you drive to the venue and can’t bring your bag into the arena, you can always bring it back to your car in the parking lot. From there, you can head back in line to enter the stadium without your bag.


Parking Tips and Food Guide for a New York Islanders Game

Several parking lots surround the New York Islanders’ venue for fans to use for hockey games and events. The four car parking lots that sit east of the venue are the Diamond, Silver, Emerald, and South. Check out the complete UBS Arena Parking guide to see where the ADA parking spaces are, how much it costs for general parking and more!


Fans can’t bring outside food or drinks into UBS Arena for a game or event. However, there are exceptions to the rule if you need to do so for medical reasons. Otherwise, the security staff at the venue will turn away all outside food and beverages from entering the facility.


Check out the UBS Arena food guide.