Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale has some fairly strict rules, and these are subject to change without notice. If you have any queries about particular items or the Rules in general, you should contact the venue directly.

General Rules

In general, Desert Diamond Arena doesn’t allow any illegal items like guns or drugs.
Nor can you bring in anything that could cause nuisance, injury or harm to any person attending the venue.

For safety purposes, you’ll have to go through an airport-style screening on entering the arena, to detect any prohibited items. This includes metal-detector screening, bag inspection and visual inspection by Desert Diamond Arena Security. Allow plenty of time for this process and bring as few personal items with you as possible.

Please be kind and respectful to your fellow guests, so that everyone enjoys the entertainment experience in safety and comfort. Staff at the Desert Diamond Arena have been trained to intervene in any situation to ensure that this is so. If you see anyone behaving inappropriately, please advise the nearest Security Officer, Usher or Guest Services staff.

Offensive language or disorderly conduct will not be tolerated, and you may be ejected from the arena without refund or compensation. You may also be subject to arrest.


The following items are strictly prohibited from the Desert Diamond Arena:

  • Weapons of any kind, including pepper spray
  • Any dangerous or disruptive object such as chemical dispensing devices
  • Illegal drugs/substances
  • Alcohol
  • Any tobacco or smoking products, including vapes and e-cigarettes
  • Handcuffs
  • Flashlights
  • Fireworks
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Bottles, cans, flasks (e.g. Hydroflasks) or other liquid containers
  • Coolers
  • Backpacks, laptop and camera bags, large purses or other bags
  • Laptops, tablets, any type of personal computers
  • Professional camera equipment, with flash and removable lenses
  • Signs or posters on a stick or pole, or larger than 24”x 36”
  • Selfie sticks
  • Laser pointers
  • Noise-making devices
  • 2-way radios
  • Drones
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Promotional materials, markers, stickers
  • Seat cushions
  • Balloons
  • Cardboard poster tubes
  • Strollers
  • Skates/skateboards

Desert Diamond Arena Bag Policy

You are allowed to enter the arena with clutches, wristlets, wallets and cross-bodies, provided they’re no bigger than 4.5″ x 6.5″. Diaper bags are permitted only if you have a child with you, and only at Gates 1 and 3.

Desert Diamond Arena Signs and Banners Policy

Desert Diamond Arena allows banners and signs at sporting events, but they must be smaller than 2’ x 3’. This policy may not apply during concerts, so it’s best to check for the specific event.

Desert Diamond Arena Eating and Drinking Policy

You can bring in a factory sealed water bottle not larger than 17 ounces. If you bring an infant with you aged 3 years or younger, sippy cups and baby formula are permitted. Those with special medical or dietary requirements should consult with Guest Services.

Desert Diamond Arena Animal Policy

Only trained or in-training service animals are allowed into Desert Diamond Arena.

Desert Diamond Arena Camera Policy

Visitors are usually permitted to bring in small, personal cameras, unless the event producers say otherwise. These cameras are for stills only, without flash or recording capabilities, and not in a case. This policy is strictly enforced.

Desert Diamond Arena Other Articles Policy

You’ll be allowed to bring a small, travel-sized umbrella, but not to open it indoors.
You may also bring binoculars.

Desert Diamond Arena Children Policy

For most events and concerts you’ll have to purchase a ticket for all attendees, regardless of age, unless otherwise stated in the event-specific information. Some shows are intended for children and will have a different age policy. Strollers may be checked in at booths provided by Guest Services, but aren’t permitted past the gates.