Fans guide to Mullins Center security

  • John Leonard (9) during a game against AIC at the Mullins Center on October 14, 2017. Photo by Caroline O'Connor.

Published: 10/18/2017 5:05:25 PM

At last week’s UMass Saturday hockey game against AIC, the new increased security at the Mullins Center slowed fans’ ability to get into the building.

After apologizing to fans on Twitter, UMass some guidelines to help speed the process:

For the 2017-18 season, the Mullins Center is implementing new entry procedures for guests.

All guests may be subject to opening any coats, bags or containers of any type and also being physically patted down or screened with a metal detector. If contraband is detected, the guest will be asked to dispose of the item(s) prior to entering the building.

Purses, diaper bags, and other small personal bags are allowed, but will be inspected at all entrances. No storage or check-in area will be provided for items not permitted inside the arena. Items confiscated at the entrance will not be returned.

UMass recommends arriving at the Mullins Center when the doors open one hour before game time.

The following items are not permitted inside the Mullins Center:

Professional cameras;

Audio/video recording devices


Over-sized purses;

Large bags or boxes;

Outside food or beverages; cans, bottles, coolers or similar containers;

Laser pens or laser products;

Noise making devices (horns, whistles, etc.);

Projectiles (including beach balls and frisbees);




Promotional items with intent to distribute (must be approved by General Manager)

Spray paint




Tobacco products, e-cigarettes, vapes, lighters, etc

Heeleys, skateboards or roller skates

Sticks or poles

Spiked necklaces and belts or pins of any kind

Illegal substances, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol

Animals except service animals

Knives, guns, chains or clubs

Weapons of any kind or any kind of item that could be construed as a weapon

Any other item deemed unacceptable by Management

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