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Mariucci Arena Bag Policy For Hockey and Other Events

By Kapil Sapkota / 3 November 2023 06:38 AM

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Mariucci Arena bag policy permits clear bags not exceeding 12" x 6" x 12" inches inside the venue. Medical bags are allowed after a screening.

However, visitors are restricted from entering the arena with a backpack, luggage, briefcases, fanny packs, and other bags that don't comply with the bag policy.

The medical bags are approved only after a screening process by the gate supervisors. Guests can't take a bag inside until the supervisor tags a "proper medical bag".

3M Arena is the home arena of the University of Minnesota men's ice hockey program, Minnesota Golden Gophers. Opened in 1993, the building is named after the longtime Gopher coach, John Mariucci.

You can take the permitted items always in clear plastic, vinyl, or tote bags, thanks to their bag policy. Please remember that the bag rules may be different for specific events.

It is always better to collect information about an event before attending the arena. It will help you gain all the important information you need to have before visiting 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Mariucci Arena Rules To Follow

Here are the important rules and policies you need to follow during the events at 3M Mariaucci Arena: 

  • All patrons and staff are subject to search upon entry. 3M Arena at Mariaucci follows a no-re-entry policy. Once you exit the venue during an event, you can't return again for the same.

  • The University of Minnesota, including 3M Arena is a smoke-free zone. Outside drinks are restricted, but you can purchase beer, wine, and hard seltzer beverages throughout the arena at Mariucci.

  • One must be 21 years old to buy alcoholic drinks and only a maximum of 2 drinks will be available per transaction.

  • Children under 2 years of age don't need a ticket. Every student holding a student ticket must load their ticket through the Gophers Sports App.

  • All tickets for the events at 3M are mobile and scanned electronically to verify authenticity. A replacement ticket can be received in case it is lost. A valid ID will be required to claim the replacement ticket.

Large purses are not allowed at 3M Arena. Likewise, umbrellas are also banned inside the property. You can't take professional cameras during the events at 3M.

With a focus on creating an enjoyable and safe environment, the arena management has restricted certain items in the arena.

The arena authority shall add any other items to the list of restricted items. The prohibited items may be changed for different events.

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Currently, the following items are restricted inside 3M Arena at Mariaucci:

  • Animals (service animals are allowed)
  • Backpacks, luggage, computer bags, briefcases, fanny packs, cinch bags, and other bags that do not meet the bag policy
  • Balloons
  • Balls such as footballs, baseballs, etc.
  • Banners or signs exceeding 24” x 36”
  • Boxes and wrapped items
  • Camcorders and tripods
  • Cameras with lenses over six inches long
  • Cans and glass or metal bottles
  • Coolers of any kind, including small soft packs
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal medications
  • Laptops, tablets, iPads, video cameras, or any large electronic devices
  • Laser pointers
  • Markers and/or paints
  • Noisemaking devices
  • Offensive or profane signage
  • Outside food and drinks
  • Pepper spray or mace
  • Smoking devices including vape pens, tank systems, e-cigars, etc.
  • Sticks, selfie sticks, and flag poles
  • Strollers
  • Tobacco products
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items deemed inappropriate at the discretion of stadium management

Mariucci Arena Ice Size And Capacity

Mariucci Arena ice size will be larger than the standard NHL size of 200’ x 85' inches and likely be a hybrid closer to 200' x 92' inches.

Before the 2023 Mariucci Arena renovation, the venue had an Olympic-sized ice sheet of 200 feet by 100 feet, providing a free-wheeling style of play.

In October 2023, its old ice sheet was replaced with a size of modern NCAA rink. The ice replacement was part of a $14 million renovation.

Before the 2012-13 season, a makeover at the arena introduced new sound systems, center-hung LED scoreboards, and LED fascia boards.

The seating capacity of 3M Arena at Mariucci is 10,000. Previously, It could hold 9,700 people. After adding 18 luxury suites to the building in the 2001-02 season, the capacity was increased.

Initially, Mariucci Arena capacity was 9,305 for the first three seasons. Later, 395 additional seats were added between the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons.

The arena features a truly state-of-the-art facility, with the capability to have ice year-round at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Mariucci has been one of the top sites for NCAA Regional events. The West Regional in 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2009 was hosted at 3M.

Likewise, the 2006 NCAA Women's Frozen Four also took place at the arena.

Mariucci Arena Seating Map

The seating chart of the Mariucci Arena is as shown in the picture below:

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The Gold Club at 3M Arena is located in the southwest corner of the building above the concourse.

205 theater-style seats are available in the club which provides some of the best viewings of Golden Gopher hockey.

Members can socialize before and after the events in the club area behind the seating.

A spacious Golden Gopher locker room is designed for the players as they exit the ice. The hall in the lower level caters to the needs of the players and offers them numerous amenities.

The equipment room is connected to the locker room, while the press box is situated at center ice above the concourse.

Mariucci Arena Parking

3M Arena at Mariucci has two parking options, Single Game Parking, and Season Parking. Season ticket holders can access the season parking in Lot 33, Lot 37, and the Maroon Lot.

You can get additional information regarding season parking at the Gopher Ticket Sales and Service Office.

Single-game parking will be available on the day of the event only and can be booked at the designated parking area. We recommend you purchase parking at the Gold Lot, Victory Lot, and Ski-U-Mah Lot.

The lots and ramps accept credit/debit cards only. Here is the list of convenient parking options available near 3M Arena:

  • Surface Lots
  • Lot 37
  • Gold Lot
  • Ski-U-Mah Lot
  • Gopher Lot
  • Victory Lot
  • Parking Garages
  • 4th Street Ramp
  • University Ave. Ramp
  • Oak Street Ramp
  • Washington Ave. Ramp

Mariucci Arena Events 2023

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The upcoming men's hockey events at 3M Arena at Mariucci for the 2023-24 season are listed in the following:

  • November 3, 2023, Friday - 7:00 PM
    Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • November 17, 2023, Friday - 7:00 PM
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • November 18, 2023, Saturday - 12:00 AM
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • November 24, 2023, Friday - 7:00 PM
    Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • November 26, 2023, Sunday - 12:00 AM
    Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • January 7, 2024, Sunday - 5:00 PM
    Colorado College Tigers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • January 8, 2024, Monday - 12:00 AM
    Colorado College Tigers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • January 12, 2024, Friday - 7:00 PM
    Robert Morris Colonials vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • January 13, 2024, Saturday - 5:00 PM
    Robert Morris Colonials vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • January 19, 2024, Friday - 12:00 AM
    Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • January 20, 2024, Saturday - 12:00 AM
    Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • February 9, 2024, Friday - 12:00 AM
    Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey

  • February 10, 2024, Saturday - 3:00 PM
    Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

  • March 1, 2024, Friday - 6:30 PM
    Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey

  • March 2, 2024, Saturday - 7:30 PM
    Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

Minnesota Golden Gophers Mens Hockey

The University of Minnesota men's ice hockey team is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Gophers compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey.

The college hockey program has captured five NCAA national championships titles to date. It became the runner-up in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

Bob Motzko has been serving as the head coach for the Golden Gophers. Steve Miller, Ben Gordon, and Brennan Poderzay are assistants to Motzko.

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