To ensure that all fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to Gardner-Webb University Athletic events, the following items are not permitted in any of our athletic venues:

  •  Alcoholic beverages
  • All balls, including footballs, baseball, softball, soccer or basketballs of any size
  • All non-transparent bags or items, including backpacks, binocular/camera cases, cinch bags, computer bags, fanny packs, purses larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, etc.
  • Baby seats
  • Balloons
  • Coolers or containers, including cans and bottles
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Folding chairs
  • Food and beverages, except one sealed plastic non-flavored water bottles per person
  • Horns, bells, whistles and other noise makers
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laptops
  • Laser pointers
  • Pets, except service animals assisting those with disabilities
  • Seat cushions with covers, zippers, clasps, pockets or any other device that would allow concealment of any item
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Video equipment
  • Weapons of any kind and size, including guns, knives, scissors and those carried with a permit
  • Other items that in the judgment of Event Management/University Police pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other patrons

Prohibited items that are discovered during security inspections at the stadium entrances must be either returned to the owner’s vehicle or discarded.

Unlawful items that are discovered during security inspections are subject to confiscation, and the person in possession of those items may be denied entrance into the stadium and is subject to arrest. Any prohibited item discovered inside the stadium is subject to confiscation.

Items that will be permitted but may be subject to inspection at gates prior to entry:

  • Any transparent plastic, vinyl or PVC bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • Purses, bags or clutches no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • Diaper Bag for guest accompanied by infant(s)
  • Containers for medical supplies or special food items for diabetics (please contact the director of event services at (704) 406-4269 for more information on the approval process)
  • Flags without poles or sticks
  • Seat pads without covers, zippers, clasps, pockets or any other device that would allow concealment of any items
  • Tablets

Fans are encouraged not to bring any bags or items that need inspection as our goal is to get all patrons in the stadium as quickly as possible.