Heading to a Hornets game this season? Here’s what you can bring inside Spectrum Center

The Charlotte Hornets’ season started Wednesday night with a win over the Atlanta Hawks at the Spectrum Center.

If you’re looking for something to do on the weekend, the team’s schedule features 19 home games on weekend dates, including eight Fridays, eight Saturdays and three Sundays.

The home schedule also includes matchups with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 5, and Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on March 29.

If you plan on attending a Hornets game this season, here’s what to bring — and what to leave at home.

What items are not permitted inside the Spectrum Center?

According to the Spectrum Center policy, the following items are not allowed inside the arena:

  • Large banners and flags: Items that are affixed to a pole or stick made of wood, metal, plastic or any other hard material and that are more than 18 inches in length

  • Whistles, foghorns, air horns or plastic horns, such as vuvuzelas and didgeridoos

  • Laser pointers or any similar devices

  • Items intended to create optical illusions or interfere with the ability of the eye to perceive depth or distance, such as pinwheels or umbrellas

  • Any weapons or items that can be used with the intent to inflict damage, including guns and knives

  • Cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, vape pens and pipes

  • iPads or tablets

  • Aerosol cans

  • Fireworks

  • Frisbees

  • Mace or pepper spray

  • Poles, selfie-sticks or missile-like objects that can be thrown

  • Strollers

  • Tripods

  • Umbrellas

  • Beach balls

  • Bats and clubs

  • Skateboards or hoverboards

  • Illegal substances

What items are permitted inside the Spectrum Center?

According to arena policy, the following items are permitted as long as they are inspected by security personnel:

  • Service animals

  • Signs that are non-flammable and small enough for one person to hold

  • Strollers

  • Bags smaller than 10 inches by 10 inches by four inches

The arena recommends not bringing bags, as they will be required to go through an x-ray machine before entering, which can lead to longer wait times.