Gate Rules & Regulations

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

All coolers and bags must be no larger than 18”x14”x14” in size; coolers can be hard or soft sided. Coolers and bags will be checked for both size and contents at each pedestrian gate. 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.

Special Gate Regulations in place for LPGA Event:
  • Cellular phones must be turned to silent on tournament grounds.
  • No coolers permitted on tournament grounds.
  • No outside food or beverages. Food, beverages and alcholic beverages are available at concession stands. Please be prepared to show proof of age for alcoholic beverages. Patrons will not be allowed to leave the tournament with open containers of alcoholic beverages.
  • No containers, large bags or backpacks are permitted on the grounds.
  • No cameras or camcorders Thursday-Sunday of the tournament. Cameras will be allowed for personal use only Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • No noise producing electronic devices, TVs, radios.
  • No weapons (regardless of permit), including, but not limited to: firearms, knives and any other item the tournament deems unlawful or dangerous in its sole discretion.
  • No pets (other than service animals) are permitted on the grounds.
  • All purses and small bags are subject to search and unauthorized items will be confiscated.
Special Gate Regulations in place for Driven2SaveLives BC39 Event:
  • Limited to a sealed one liter bottle of unfrozen water, an empty reusable water bottle and a clear one gallon bag containing food items.
  • Camelbacks are not allowed.
  • No coolers are allowed during BC39. Coolers are allowed in parking locations.
Items Allowed Inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Food and beverages including frozen water bottles. Limited in concert areas and BC39 to a sealed one liter bottle of unfrozen water, an empty reusable water bottle and a clear one gallon bag containing food items.
  • 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. Carts and wagons are not allowed in Concert VIP or Concert Pit areas, they are allowed in General Admission concert 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 or BC39.
  • 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. No coolers of any size are allowed within concert areas.
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.

FGL Fest Restrictions
  • No coolers of any size.
  • Food and beverages: limited in concert area to a sealed one liter bottle of unfrozen water, an empty reusable water bottle and a clear one gallon bag containing food items.
  • No camelbacks.
  • No professional cameras.
  • No camera stands.
  • No flags.
  • Strollers and regular height lawn chairs or folding chairs are not allowed in Concert VIP areas or the FGL Fest Concert Pit. General Admission concert areas only.
  • Carts and wagons are not allowed in Concert VIP areas or the FGL Fest Concert Pit. General Admission concert areas only.
  • No audio and video recording equipment.

Guests entering concert venues are subject to pat-down searches and wanding by security.

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.