Event Info


Clear Bag Policy

All persons and bags are subject to search. Clear tote bags (including handbags/purses) that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be admitted inside after inspection. One-gallon clear plastic freezer or storage bags are also permitted. Small clutch bags or wallets that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5 “, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the venue along with one of the clear bag options (clear tote or storage bag). Oversized bags (i.e. backpacks, hydration packs, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, camelbacks etc.) are prohibited. San Diego Convention Center does not provide a general area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. For a list of other prohibited items, see below.

Metal Detection Devices

In light of recent world events, we have opted to take additional measures in our effort to increase public safety within our venue. Along with the enforcement of bag size limits that have recently been introduced, effective immediately, we will be implementing the use of metal detection devices at all venue entrances for all events. In order to accommodate for this additional process, we ask that you please plan on arriving at least one hour prior to the scheduled start time of an event. While we understand that this may cause an inconvenience to some, we want you to know that we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to strive to provide a fun AND safe experience for all.

Prohibited Items

San Diego Convention Center staff will not take possession of prohibited items from any guest at any time. Any prohibited item left at any entrance by a guest will be disposed of immediately.

The following items are NOT allowed in the San Diego Convention Center under any circumstances:

San Diego Convention Center staff will not take possession of prohibited items from any guest at any time. Any prohibited item left at any entrance by a guest will be disposed of immediately.

Water Bottles

Empty 24oz (or less) transparent plastic bottle (Nalgene style) or clear plastic water bottle are OK

Camera/Video Recording Device/Binocular Policy

Point and shoot cameras are permitted provided they are non-professional, intended for personal use and have a non-detachable lens less than three inches in length. No video cameras are permitted. Go-pros ok. No flashes are permitted at any time. POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PER EVENT.

Searchable Items

San Diego Convention Center reserves the right to search bags, backpacks, purses and persons to ensure public safety. All of the above items will not be allowed into the venue. People attempting to bring in items listed above will be asked to return them to their vehicle and delay their entrance into the venue.

SMOKING

California law prohibits smoking in public assembly facilities. Smoking/Vaping is allowed in designated areas located outside 20 FT away from the building. Please check with a San Diego Convention Center usher or security personnel for exact locations.

Acceptable Forms of ID

San Diego Convention Center accepts the following forms of identification where alcohol is served:

NO RE-ENTRY