Carry-In Policy

Arlington is still the greatest entertainment bargain in Chicagoland, and one of the only venues that that permits carry-ins containing food and beverage at a minimal fee.

Before packing your cooler, bag, or wagon, click here for a complete list of allowable and prohibited items.

  • $5: “Small" Bag/Cooler (less than 11”x8”x7” (36” circumference)); Examples - Most lunchboxes, 6 pack coolers, lightly-packed plastic grocery bags
  • $12: “Medium" Bag/Cooler (greater than 11” x 8” x 7” and less than 25” x 19” x 20” or no larger than 60 quarts); Examples - Most standard coolers, most reusable grocery bags
  • $20: “Large" Cooler/ Wagon (greater than 25” x 19” x 20” or 60qt); Examples - Extra-large coolers, wagons used for food and beverage, dollies
  • $0: Bag with no Food & Beverage (these will still be searched for Safety); Examples - Diaper Bags, backpacks with no F&B, briefcases, laptop cases, suitcases

CARRY-IN PRICING

Every bag/cooler containing outside food and beverage will be charged a fee.

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  • $5: “Small" Bag/Cooler (less than 11”x8”x7” (36” circumference)); Examples - Most lunchboxes, 6 pack coolers, lightly-packed plastic grocery bags
  • $12: “Medium" Bag/Cooler (greater than 11” x 8” x 7” and less than 25” x 19” x 20” or no larger than 60 quarts); Examples - Most standard coolers, most reusable grocery bags
  • $20: “Large" Cooler/ Wagon (greater than 25” x 19” x 20” or 60qt); Examples - Extra-large coolers, wagons used for food and beverage, dollies
  • $0: Bag with no Food & Beverage (these will still be searched for Safety); Examples - Diaper Bags, backpacks with no F&B, briefcases, laptop cases, suitcases

CARRY-IN PRICING

Every bag/cooler containing outside food and beverage will be charged a fee.

Buy Now

CARRY-IN PRICING

Every bag/cooler containing outside food and beverage will be charged a fee.

Buy Now
  • $5: “Small" Bag/Cooler (less than 11”x8”x7” (36” circumference)); Examples - Most lunchboxes, 6 pack coolers, lightly-packed plastic grocery bags
  • $12: “Medium" Bag/Cooler (greater than 11” x 8” x 7” and less than 25” x 19” x 20” or no larger than 60 quarts); Examples - Most standard coolers, most reusable grocery bags
  • $20: “Large" Cooler/ Wagon (greater than 25” x 19” x 20” or 60qt); Examples - Extra-large coolers, wagons used for food and beverage, dollies
  • $0: Bag with no Food & Beverage (these will still be searched for Safety); Examples - Diaper Bags, backpacks with no F&B, briefcases, laptop cases, suitcases

Carry-In Policy

  • Coolers/bags/wagons containing outside food & beverage are ONLY permitted in The Park and at the Reserved Canopy Tables on the Apron Level. Please review list of allowable and prohibited items when packing.
  • Cooler use and picnicking are prohibited inside the building, in the Grandstand Reserved seats, Box Seats, and in all on-site restaurants as well as select special event areas. Please proceed directly from the entrance gates to The Park or reserved Canopy Tables.
  • Carry In Passes can be purchased online, over the phone, or at the gate. This pass will be redeemed for an outside food and beverage tag at the entrance gate after the cooler, bag, or wagon has been checked by an Arlington International Guest Services Representative.