Building Policies

Clear Bag Policy

Smoking Policy

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a smoke-free campus.  Smoking is prohibited in the Arena and on all University Property.  This includes inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette (including an electronic cigarette or similar device), pipe, or other lighted tobacco product, in any manner or in any form.  This prohibition includes smoking in private vehicles when parked or operated on University Property.

Re-Entry Policy

No re-entry into the Thompson-Boling Arena except from the designated "Smoking Area."  

Cameras and Audio/Video Equipment

Video Equipment is prohibited for all Thompson-Boling Arena Events.  Cameras are generally prohibited for all concerts, but permitted for most graduation ceremonies.  For additional information please check the event page on the website or contact us for more information at 865-974-0953  

First Aid

If a guest requires first aid there are two First Aid Rooms located on the concourse behind Sections 115 and 127.  

Lost and Found

All lost items found are brought to the Event Security Office. After an event, lost items may be picked up at the University of Tennessee Police Department. Items will be held for thirty days. Please call 865-974-3114 to see if your item has been found.  

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol is prohibited in all areas of the Thompson-Boling Arena.    

Items NOT Permitted in the Thompson-Boling Arena

  • no aerosol cans  
  • no alcoholic beverages  
  • no illegal drugs  
  • no animals (except certified service dogs for disabled)  
  • no beach balls or other inflatables
  • no bota bags  
  • no wine skins  
  • no bullhorns  
  • no noise makers  
  • no cameras*  
  • no recording devices*  
  • no confetti  
  • no fireworks  
  • no firearms  
  • no weapons  
  • no backpacks   
  • no glass bottles  
  • no aluminum cans  
  • no coolers  
  • no thermos containers  
  • no laser pointers  
  • no outside food or beverages  
  • no skateboards  
  • no roller blades  
  • no sticks or clubs  
  • no stools  
  • no folding chairs  
  • no water bottles/mugs  
  • no baby strollers  
  • no laptop computers  
  • no open umbrellas
  • no knives or bladed devices of any length

* Camera/Recording Device policy varies per event. Please contact us for more information at 865-974-0953.

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The Thompson Boling Arena is located on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville.  We are the home of the Tennessee Volunteer basketball team, the Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team and the Tennessee Lady Volunteer volleyball team.