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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes pride in ensuring the safety and security of its guests. Please review the gate rules and regulations prior to arriving to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Select an event from the dropdown menu above to view specific gate regulations in place for that event.

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Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited through Indianapolis Motor Speedway gates:

  • Aerosol cans.
  • Animals (except service animals providing assistance to an individual with a disability).
  • Coolers larger than 18" x 14" x 14".
  • Drones and similar remote controlled devices.
  • Fireworks and flares.
  • Flagpoles.
  • Glass containers.
  • Golf carts.
  • Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.
  • Lasers of any kind.
  • Roller blades, skateboards, skates, hover boards and scooters.
  • Sampling or flyers of any kind.
  • Scaffolding or platforms.
  • Selfie sticks.
  • Stickers.
  • Weapons of any type, including knives, firearms and ammunition.
  • Any other items not mentioned that may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of the event by other guests.
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Permitted Items

The following items are permitted through Indianapolis Motor Speedway gates:

  • Audio and Video Recording Equipment. These are not allowed within concert areas.
  • Binoculars, scanners and cameras. Professional cameras are not allowed within concert areas.
  • Camelbacks.
  • Camera stands (tripods, monopods) as long as they do not cause a safety hazard or obstruct the view of others. Camera stands are not allowed within concert areas.
  • Carts and wagons are allowed every day except Indy 500 Race Day. The use of carts and wagons may be restricted in some areas.
  • Coolers no larger than 18”x14”x14”, coolers may be hard or soft sided.
  • Flags as long as they do not obstruct the view of others. Flags are not allowed within concert areas.
  • Food and beverages.
  • 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.
  • Strollers, lawn chairs and folding camping chairs. Strollers, regular height lawn chairs or folding chairs are not allowed in Concert Pit and VIP 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.
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Smoking Policy

Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers or similar products will not be permitted in IMS grandstands. Fans wishing to smoke may do so twenty feet away from buildings and seating entrances. Smoking is allowed in the IMS infield.

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Cooler Information

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.

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