Admissions Policy & Regulations


The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Wake Forest University Athletics understands that safety is at the foundation of guest experience. As such, LJVM Coliseum maintains certain regulations and procedures to promote and ensure a positive experience for all guests and their families. Please review the following information regarding our admissions policy and regulations.

Entry Inspections

For select events, all guests are subject to security screenings conducted by contracted personnel in order to detect and remove prohibited items from the venue. These screens include, but are not limited to, metal detection, visual inspection, and bag checks. Guests with prohibited items will be permitted to return these items to their vehicles. Items left at any entrance and/or exit of LJVM Coliseum will be discard by facility personnel.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited from being brought into the LJVM Coliseum:

  • Alcoholic or other Beverages
  • Artificial Noise Makers
  • Audio or Video Recording equipment
  • Cameras with a lens greater than 6″ in length (camera policies may vary on an event by event basis)
  • Bags (larger than 1′ x 1′ x 1′)
  • Backpacks
  • Balls and Frisbees
  • Canes, Chains or Sticks of any length (non-medical use canes)
  • Cans, Glass or Metal containers
  • Car Seats
  • Coolers/Ice Chest (unless containing medical supplies)
  • Diaper Bags (unless accompanied by a baby)
  • Fireworks or any Explosive
  • Folding Chairs
  • Helium Balloons
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Knives of any size
  • Laptop Computers
  • Large golf or non-telescopic umbrellas
  • Laser Pointers
  • Outside Food and Beverage
  • Pets (except service animals for the disabled)
  • Promotional items with commercial identification
  • Signs, banners, flags or any other items that would either obstruct the view of a patron or serve as a dangerous projectile or security risk
  • Shoes with wheels (“Wheelies”)
  • Strollers
  • Tape Recorders
  • Video Cameras
  • Weapons of any description, including firearms (weapons carried with a permit are also prohibited)
  • Anything deemed hazardous or unsafe by WFUPD, WSPD, or Event Staff