Frequently Asked Questions
For non-athletic and non-university events, Beer, Wine and cocktails are available on the concourse.
Premium full service bar is available in the Peake Club for premium seating and club purchasers.
Alcohol is not served during UMBC Athletic Events
Federal Law prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of twenty-one (21). Therefore, guests are required to show proper identification and proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages at the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. The number of alcoholic beverages served may be limited to two drinks per person, per purchase. Management reserves the right to refuse service to guests who appear intoxicated or who are disturbing other guests. We encourage guests to drink responsibly and not to drive after drinking.
Chesapeake Arena is a cashless venue. We only accept all major credit, debit cards, Apple pay and Google pay at all concessions stands, bars, box office and merchandise stations.
Bags no larger than 12"x12"x8” will be permitted into Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. Guests who have bags larger than this size will be asked to return them to their vehicles or discard them. This is in addition to the existing policy that all bags, purses or personal items of any size are subject to search. Diaper bags or Medical bags are allowed to exceed that size limit, but will be searched. This policy is subject to change based on a shows request.
Banners & Signs
Banners and signs are permitted as long as they do not block the view of others, interfere with the event, contain advertising of any form, present a safety hazard or contain political or obscene material. Banners may not be affixed with any type of material that is permanent in nature or that alters the facility in any manner. Poles and sticks are prohibited. Building management reserves the right to remove any banner or sign. Signs may also be prohibited, if requested by the event.
Cameras & Recording Devices
For most events, at the request of the artists and/or leagues, small point & shoot cameras are not allowed. Professional cameras (specifically cameras with professional/detachable lenses and flash) are not permitted. Chesapeake Arena reserves the right to examine and prohibit the use of any camera that conflicts with the policy set by the event.
Audio recorders, video recorders and digital cameras with video capabilities are prohibited during all events.
Cancelled or Postponed Events
In the event a performance is cancelled or rescheduled, information is immediately sent to the local media for distribution and placed on the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena website. We will also send an email to the database of purchasers for that event, if we have contact information.
If an event is cancelled, refunds will be available at the original point of purchase. If the event is rescheduled, tickets purchased for the original date will be honored at the new date. In most cases, refunds will also be available at the original point of purchase up until the new date has passed.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a cancellation, the paid ticket price will be refunded.*
*Fees and charges associated with the ticket purchase may be retained.
Tickets purchased with a credit card will be refunded to the original card used to purchase the tickets. The Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena is not responsible for tickets purchased through unauthorized sources.
Children Ticket Policy
Children 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket to gain admission to select events. Child must sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the event. Please note there are select events where this age requirements varies. Please be sure to check the specific event listing for more details.
In the event of an emergency, please remain calm and walk to the nearest exit in an orderly fashion. Follow posted signs and listen to announcements for specific instructions. In some circumstances you will be directed to remain in the building and staff will direct you where to go. Please do not use elevator. If you are disabled, trained staff members will assist you in getting to safety.
Located on the concourse behind sections 101/103
The Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena Guest Services is located at the main entrance, behind section 100/101. Guest Services provide guests a convenient location to obtain information, offer suggestions, voice concerns and request assistance during events.
Lost & Found
During an event, you may inquire about lost or found items at our Guest Services location behind section 100/101
Bottles or cans
Bags larger than 16"x16"x8”
Outside food/beverages (baby food permitted)
Pamphlets, product samples
Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, helmets, chairs
Balloons, permanent markers, spray paint
Cameras: no flash/professional photography, tripods or monopods, gopros, or selfie sticks
Signs/Flags/Banners/Posters: may not be larger than 11" x 17" or attached to a pole/stick
Food, beverage, alcohol, cans, bottles, flasks, coolers, drugs, illegal substances
Weapons, pepper spray/mace, flares, fireworks
Frisbees and beach balls
Any noise making devices (i.e. air horns, whistles, drums, plastic horns, etc.)
Illegal drugs and alcohol
Audio/Video recording devices
Weapons and dangerous devices of any kind
Any other items deemed unacceptable by Arena Management
For your safety, once a person exits the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena re-entry is strictly prohibited.
COVID Policies & Procedures
Chesapeake Arena works with each tour to determine the appropriate covid safety measures for each individual show based on state and federal health authorities guidelines. Please check the event listing for your event to view the most up to date covid policies.