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Important Information for
Global Finals Bound Teams

For all information about the 2017 Global Finals go here

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UT) has recently enhanced its security regulations at Thompson-Boling Arena, which will affect all Global Finals attendees who will be attending events at this arena. Please note that this new bag policy only affects entry to Thompson-Boling Arena and does not affect entry to other buildings on the UT campus.


Each attendee will be limited to bringing one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 in. x 6 in. x 12 in, or a one-gallon, clear, re-sealable plastic storage bag. Participants will also be allowed a small clutch purse not to exceed 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. Wallets must also conform to this size requirement. No other bags will be allowed inside of Thompson-Boling Arena. All items, including clear bags and clutch purses, are subject to search at the gates. No items can be left or stored at the gates, so please be sure to prepare accordingly before heading to the arena!


UT will provide Team Managers with one clear bag that complies with the new policy. Additional clear, Ziplock-style bags will be available for team members at registration.


Below is a list of approved and prohibited bags: