Attendee Information

Admission Policy

Due to heightened security measures, we strongly urge all guests to arrive at Gateway DC as early as possible to avoid entrance delays. If medication is required, be sure to have it with you upon entry. All guests entering Gateway DC are subject to search and screening by hand-held and/or walkthrough magnetometer. Refusal to comply may be grounds to prohibit admission. Guests will not be permitted to enter Gateway DC if they are visibly intoxicated.


Fans must be 21 or older to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages at the venue. Proper identification is required to purchase any alcoholic beverage, and we reserve the right to check proof of legal drinking age. Guests will not be permitted to enter if they are visibly intoxicated. Drunk and disorderly behavior will result in ejection without refund. A maximum of two (2) alcoholic beverages may be purchased per person per time. This may be reduced without prior notice. All alcohol sales typically end at least 1 hour prior to the end of an event, but may be discontinued at any time at the discretion of event management.


Banners are permitted provided they are not commercial, political, offensive or in poor taste. Banners may not obstruct the view of any fans or present any safety hazard.

Cameras/Video Equipment

Small, still photography cameras are permitted. Please refrain from using flash photography. Video cameras are strictly prohibited. For more information, please see the list of prohibited/permitted items.

Lost and Found

Any item that may have been lost during an event can either be collected at the venue the night of the event by visiting the security office or by calling 202-608-1100 the next business day.


On-site paid parking is available for events.

Permitted Items (subject to search)

  • Diaper bags (with a child of appropriate age)
  • Blankets, coats/jackets, binoculars and camera cases

Prohibited Items

  • Metal, plastic and glass containers of any kind
  • Backpacks and large bagsover 14"x14"
  • Large flags and banners (except as noted)
  • Poles and staffs (metal, plastic or wooden)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Food and beverages
  • Professional cameras with detachable zoom lenses and/or tripods
  • Video cameras
  • No animals with the exception of service animals
  • Fireworks
  • Whistles
  • Laser pointers
  • Umbrellas
  • No adhesive stickers of any kind
  • No coolers or containers of any size
  • Missile/projectile like objects
  • No Frisbees or inflated balls of any kind
  • Whistles, air horns of any kind
  • Confetti and streamers

Smoking Policy

Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Guests who fail to comply with the policy after appropriate warnings may be subject to ejection.

Tickets - Reselling on Building Property

Ticket scalping or selling tickets is a misdemeanor under District of Columbia law, and could result in arrest and criminal prosecution. Ticket resale at face value or less constitutes solicitation and/or commercial activity, both of which are prohibited by District of Columbia law. Such conduct could result in citation and criminal prosecution.