Building Policies

Dogs, cats and other animal pets are not permitted in the Events Center. They may be walked outside but must be on a leash, as appropriate, and can never be left unattended. This policy does not apply to the use of companion animals for those with documented disabilities, other prearrangements, or documented purposes.
Along with state code that bans animals from dining facilities, there are health, sanitation and personal safety issues which promote the formation of this policy.

Banners, Flags and Posters
For safety purposes signs or flags attached to poles, dowels, or sticks are not permitted in the Events Center. Oversized banners, placards, flags and posters can obstruct the view of guests and are therefore not permitted in the Events Center

Cameras and Recording Equipment
The Events Center policy on cameras and recording equipment varies by event. In almost all cases, flash photography is prohibited at events; Events Center management reserves the right to examine and prohibit the use of any camera or recording equipment it deems unacceptable.

Carry in and Contraband Items
The following items are not permitted in the Events Center:

  • Bottles and cans
  • Food and drink not purchased inside the facility
  • Coolers
  • Laser Pointers
  • Any noise-making device such as whistles, air horns, or sirens
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons and dangerous devices such as knives
  • Illegal drugs and alcohol

Guests found in possession with any of the above items will be subject to removal or ejection from the facility and the contraband items confiscated.

Disorderly Conduct
Events Center guests must abide by policies set forth by Binghamton University as well as local, state, and federal laws. Failure to do so may result in removal or ejection from the facility.
Many sporting events held at the Events Center are attended by audiences diverse in background and age. To ensure a welcoming and age-appropriate setting, Binghamton University expects spectators to model appropriate, sportsmanlike behavior. Spectators are reminded that disrespectful heckling, derogatory taunts, yell, and chants, and offensive language or gestures have no place at the Events Center.

Guests causing a problem should be reported to a supervisor immediately. Events Center Staff and University Police are responsible for ejecting disorderly patrons from the facility after required paperwork has been completed at the security office. Ejected patrons are not allowed back to the event. Attempts at re-entry could result in arrest. Ejected patrons must leave Events Center property or be subject to arrest on trespassing charges.

Fan Guide - Athletics events
Please click here to view the Fan Guide in pdf form.

Firearms and Weapons
Weapons are not allowed in the Binghamton University Events Center. Exceptions to this policy include local, state, and federal law enforcement officials. Law enforcement officials who are present in a non-working function and are armed should be brought to the attention of the Events Center Manager, Event Coordinator, and University Police. The individuals must have their identity verified. Concealed weapons permits are not valid in the Events Center. Anyone with a weapon will be reported to University Police.

Food and Beverage
Food and beverages may be purchased inside the Events Center only at concession stands, carts, and vending machines. Patrons may not bring food and beverages into the Events Center that were purchased outside of the facility. If a patron attempts to bring these items into the facility, they will be offered the following options:

  • Items may be consumed outside (except alcohol) before entering the facility
  • Items may be returned to owner's vehicle
  • Items may be thrown away in the nearest trash receptacle

Intoxicated Guests
Intoxicated patrons are not to be admitted into the facility at any time. If an intoxicated person is observed entering the facility, it should be reported to University Police. Intoxicated patrons are subject to ejection from the event at any time. (See ejections or disorderly conduct).

Lost and Found
Any items found before, during, and after an event should be brought to the attention of a supervisor. If unclaimed within two hours after the closure of an event, found wallets, purses, mobile phones, cameras, and other items of value will be transferred to University Police, Couper Administration Building on the ground floor. Other item(s) will be turned in to Events Center management and kept for 30 days. When 30 days have passed the items will be donated to charity or disposed of at the discretion of management.

Lost Children or Guests
Anyone finding a lost child or person should stay with the child at the same location for a short period to wait for a parent or guardian to return. The Events Center Director, Event Coordinator, staff supervisor, or Univeristy Police should be notified as soon as possible. An announcement may be made over the loudspeaker indicating that a child has been lost and the parents should report to the appropriate location. A brief description of the child will be circulated through management, or event staff. If the child or person is not picked up within 60 minutes of the event’s conclusion, University Police will be notified by the Events Center Manager, Director of Security, or Event Coordinator.

Noisemakers of any kind are not allowed into the Events Center. NCAA regulations do not allow patrons to have noisemakers at intercollegiate athletic contests.

Smoking and Controlled Substances
New York State law prohibits smoking inside the Events Center. This policy will be enforced. Anyone observed smoking inside the facility would be asked to extinguish the item immediately. Any person who refuses to comply with the policy will be subject to a citation and/or ejection from the facility. Local, State, and Federal Law prohibit the unlawful possession and/or distribution of controlled substances, stimulants, hallucinogenic substances, and marijuana. Individuals found in violation are subject to immediate removal from CENTER premises and arrest by University Police. Smoking, including vapor cigarettes, is prohibited in the CENTER. Smoking on stage is allowed only when specified in the script and with prior approval by CENTER Manager.


Last Updated: 11/12/14