Gate Rules & Regulations

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Cooler restrictions vary by event; please see event details below for event specific regulations on coolers. All coolers and bags must be no larger than 18”x14”x14” in size. Coolers and bags will be checked for both size and contents at each pedestrian gate. Coolers can be hard or soft sided. It is recommended that guests arrive early and allow proper time for inspection.

New Smoking Policy in effect:

Smoking (including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and vapes) will not be permitted in any IMS grandstands. Fans wishing to smoke will be asked to do so 20 feet away from buildings and seating entrances. Smoking will continue to be allowed in the IMS infield.

Items Allowed Inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Food and beverages including frozen water bottles.
  • Binoculars, scanners and cameras. Professional cameras are not allowed within concert areas.
  • Umbrellas as long as they do not obstruct the view of others. The umbrella’s user takes sole responsibility for the safe use of the umbrella.
  • Carts and wagons are allowed every day except Race Days. The use of carts and wagons may be restricted in some areas.
  • Mobility aids used by guests with disabilities. Guests are responsible for securing unattended wheelchairs and scooters. IMS reserves the right to prohibit any device based on size or other considerations.
  • Camelbacks. Camelbacks are not allowed in concert areas.
  • Camera stands (tripods, monopods, etc.) as long as they do not cause a safety hazard or obstruct the view of others. Camera stands are not allowed within concert areas.
  • Audio and Video Recording Equipment. These are not allowed within concert areas.
  • Strollers, lawn chairs and folding camping chairs. Strollers, regular height lawn chairs or folding chairs are not allowed in Concert VIP areas or the concert pit, they are allowed in the General Admission concert areas.
  • Flags as long as they do not obstruct the view of others. Flags are not allowed within concert areas.
  • Coolers restricted to no larger than 18"x14"x14", coolers may be hard or soft sided.
Items Not Allowed Inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway*
  • Weapons, including pocketknives, firearms and ammunition, of any kind.
  • Fireworks and flares.
  • Flagpoles.
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles**, commonly known as a drones and also referred to as remotely piloted aircrafts, and similar remote controlled devices.
  • Selfie sticks.
  • Animals (except service animals assisting guests who are disabled).
  • Lasers of any kind.
  • Roller blades, skateboards, skates, hover boards and scooters.
  • Golf carts.
  • Coolers larger than 18" x 14" x 14". No coolers of any size are allowed into concert areas. No coolers are allowed during BC39. Coolers are allowed in parking locations.
  • Glass containers.
  • Stickers.
  • Scaffolding or platforms.
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.
  • Any other items not mentioned that may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of the event by other guests.
  • Sampling or flyers of any kind.
  • Aerosol cans.

*Please note, IMS Guest Services personnel reserves the right to deny entry of any items deemed inappropriate for any reason, per its sole and absolute discretion.

**The use of drones or any other unmanned aircraft systems is prohibited at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its related facilities. This prohibition applies to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway race track facilities, parking and camping lots and vending areas and the Brickyard Crossing golf course.

Garage Area Policy
  • Restricted Areas: Credentials must be worn on person for admittance and must remain visible at all times.
  • No smoking.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No coolers of any size.
  • All bags must be searched before entering Garage Area.
Bicycle Policy

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway supports the use of bicycles for traveling to the facility. Bicyclists will not be allowed to enter through pedestrian gates. For the safety of cyclists, bicycles are not allowed to be ridden through vehicular tunnels.