Prohibited Items

We ask all guests to arrive early and travel light, as you may be subject to search, which includes metal detecting and hand wands upon entry. For safety reasons, prohibited items include but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
  • Audio/video recorders, professional cameras, tripods
  • Selfie sticks
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or other similar containers
  • Fireworks
  • Flags/signs with poles
  • iPads/tablets of any size
  • Laser pens/pointers of any type
  • Noisemakers such as air horns
  • Outside food or drinks
  • Oversized bags, backpacks, duffel bags or diaper bags
  • Pepper spray/mace
  • Weapons of any type, including chains, knives, firearms and spiked jewelry
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by event/building management

Any bags larger than a clutch bag will need to be clear. Bags no larger than 12″x12″x6″ will be permitted inside American Bank Center. We do allow each member of the party to bring in a large clear ziploc bag, including children, of their belongings. Guests who have bags larger than this size will be asked to return them to their vehicles. All bags will also be searched for prohibited items at entry before walking through the metal detectors.

Security enhancements have been implemented and all guests will have to walk-through metal detectors. These are located at every entrance. To accommodate the additional time needed for the new security procedures, fans are encouraged to arrive early to allow extra time for ingress.

For most events, doors open 90 minutes prior to start time. This may vary by event. For specific information, please call the American Bank Center at 361-826-4100.

Outside food and beverages of any kind (alcoholic beverages included) may not be brought into American Bank Center.

For most events, at the request of the artists and/or leagues, cameras (specifically cameras with professional/detachable lenses and flash) are not permitted. American Bank Center reserves the right to examine and prohibit the use of any camera that conflicts with the policy set by the event. Audio recorders, video recorders and digital cameras with video capabilities are prohibited during all events. The specific camera policy for an event can be found on the event page for that show.

For your safety, once a person exits the American Bank Center, re-entry is strictly prohibited.

During an event, you may inquire about lost or found items at any Guest Services location. For inquiries following an event, please call 361-826-4100, during normal business hours.

American Bank Center staffs both private security and off-duty Corpus Christi police officers to provide security before, during and after events. Depending on the current Homeland Security National Threat Advisory, American Bank Center will base event security upon that level along with the performer’s security requests.

Smoking is not permitted in the arena, auditorium nor convention center including e-cigarettes, at any time. However, there are designated smoking areas in each location for your convenience.

Banners and signs are permitted as long as they do not block the view of others, interfere with the event, contain advertising of any form, present a safety hazard or contain political or obscene material. No sign larger than 8.5″ x 11″ will be permitted into the venue. Banners may not be affixed with any type of material that is permanent in nature or that alters the facility in any manner. Building management reserves the right to remove any banner or sign. Signs may also be prohibited if requested by the event.