The Tacoma Dome is committed to creating a safe experience for all guests. Security screening is in place for all events. Guests are advised to arrive early and to only bring essential items.

Security measures include:

  • Metal detectors at all entry doors*
  • Clear Bag Policy** - learn more here
  • All bags are subject to search
  • No outside food & beverage
  • Weapons, including pocket knives, are prohibited

*If you are unable to go through metal detectors, you will be subject to a pat-down search. Any guest declining to be searched will be denied entry.

**The clear bag policy is not in place for consumer shows. Examples of consumer shows include RV shows, home shows, craft shows, etc.


Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Events:

Additional safety and security measures are in place for EDM events. Please review the Guidelines & Prohibited items list before arrival to expedite the search and entry process.

A complete list of prohibited items is available on the A-Z Guide.


The If You See Something, Say Something™ campaign encourages the public and frontline employees to identify and report any indication of a threat to the proper law enforcement authorities. To report suspicious activity, see your nearest security guard, staff member or local authority or call 911.