Memorial Gym Policies

Welcome to Memorial Gymnasium, home of Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball.?

A Reminder to our Fans

  • Due to an increase in security at all public venues, Memorial Gymnasium, now specifically prohibit backpacks and discourage other large bags and items. No bags or purses larger than 8.5″ x 11″ are allowed inside the facility. In order to prevent the inconvenience of returning prohibited items to your car, we encourage you to consider this policy when choosing the items that you bring into the facility.

It is our goal to make your visit to our campus as pleasant and as safe as possible.

Entering Memorial Gymnasium
Doors open 1.5 hours before tip of each home game.

You may enter the facility through any ticketed entrance. For the quickest access to your seat, please enter at the appropriate gate:

  • Doors on the North side / facing West End Ave– Sections A-E, Suite Level
  • Doors on the East side / facing 25th Ave– Section F
  • Doors on the West side / facing Dudley Stadium– Section L
  • Doors on the South side / facing Hawkins Field – Sections G-K, Student Entrance

Lost and Found

  • Lost and Found items can be dropped off with any Guest Services staff member. Valuable items will be turned over to Vanderbilt’s Police Department for safekeeping following the game. To contact VUPD, please call (615) 322-2745. You may also contact Vanderbilt Athletics at (615) 343-2012.

Wheelchair Seating

  • Wheelchair seating is limited but available through the ticket office. Please call in advance to make arrangements.

First Aid

  • Emergency medical personnel are located at the first aid station on the concourse. The station is located next to the practice gym. For assistance in an emergency situation, please contact a security officer or a Guest Services staff member..

Commodore fans are widely known for their enthusiasm, team support, hospitality and sportsmanship. Our image is shaped not only by our student-athletes, coaches, students and faculty, but by our fans as well. Our goal is to create a first-class environment to lend support to our team while maintaining a safe and fun atmosphere for visiting fans as well.

Prohibited Behavior

  • Rowdy, threatening, or inconsiderate behavior such as standing in the aisles, portals or concourses, profane and abusive language, smoking in public areas, fighting, and drunkenness will not be tolerated and can result in ejection, arrest, and/or loss of season ticket privileges. Throwing of any objects, including paper and plastic cups will also be prohibited. Should you observe any of this disruptive behavior, please notify your nearest law enforcement officer.

In all sports, access to the competition area shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times. For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area.


  • Individuals found violating any policies can be removed from the facility. Non-students are subject to arrest and prosecution under applicable laws and state statutes.

Students involved in such activities or other disruptive behavior will also be subject to disciplinary action. Students enjoy the rights and privileges that accrue to membership in a university community and are subject to the responsibilities which accompany that membership.

The Vanderbilt Athletic Department reserves the right to remove the ticket holder from the premises if in the sole opinion of the security personnel his or her conduct endangers or disrupts the players, coaches, officials or fans.

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  • The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.


  • No animals of any kind are permitted with the exception of service animals for impaired or disabled guests.


  • No backpacks allowed inside the facility.


  • No bags or purses larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″ are allowed inside the facility.


  • Small poster-sized signage is allowed but it must be approved by the staff and it must follow our guidelines for Code of Conduct. Unauthorized signage is subject to removal.


  • No spectator cameras with lenses over six inches (6″) long will be permitted. FLASH IS NOT ALLOWED.

Carry-In Items

  • Guests are not permitted to bring food/beverage containers into the facility. Bottles, coolers, and containers of any kind are prohibited.


  • Children 2 and under do not require a ticket to attend games.

Guest Interference

  • Unauthorized persons entering the playing surface will be dealt with by the police.


  • No items that produce loud noises (air horns, whistles, etc.) are allowed in accordance with SEC regulations. The SEC considers items as such to be artificial noisemakers and they are banned.


  • The public address system is for emergency use only. In the event of an emergency, notify a Guest Services staff member or security officer.

Player Family Gates

  • Family members and guests of players will enter the facility at the SE entrance which are the set of doors on the South side of the building / facing Hawkins Field.

Profanity/Abusive Language

  • Profanity and abusive language are highly discouraged during athletic contests. Guests using profanity or abusive language towards student-athletes, coaches, officials, staff or fellow spectators can have their ticket revoked and be removed from the premises.

Prohibited Items

  • No weapons of any kind (guns, knives, explosive devices, etc.) are permitted in Memorial Gymnasium. Attempting to bring any weapon of any kind into the facility will result in immediate arrest.

Radios and TVs

  • Radios and TVs are allowed only if they do not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the game.


  • Per Southeastern Conference rules, no re-entry is permitted at any gate. If you leave the facility for any reason, you must have a new ticket to be admitted.

Seatbacks/Seat Cushions

  • Seatbacks or seat cushions larger than a single seat are not allowed inside the facility.

Selfie Sticks

  • All selfie sticks are prohibited.


  • To comply with Tennessee state law, no smoking is permitted inside Memorial Gymnasium. Electronic and smokeless cigarettes are also not permitted. We do not have a smoking deck.


  • Strollers are not allowed inside Memorial Gym.

Throwing Items

  • Throwing items onto the playing surface or directly at fellow spectators will not be tolerated and is grounds for removal from the premises.


  • No open umbrellas are allowed in the facility.

Video Recorders

  • Video recorders are prohibited.


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Getting to Vanderbilt from Nashville International Airport

  • Take I-40 west to exit 209A. Turn left onto Broadway. Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Continue on West End and turn left on 25th Avenue. Memorial Gymnasium is on the right.

Allow approximately thirty minutes driving time from the airport to Vanderbilt University. If traffic is light, it will take less time.

Getting to Vanderbilt via the Interstates

  • From the north, take I-65 to I-40 west and then look for I-40 east to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway. Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Continue on West End and turn left on 25th Avenue. Memorial Gymnasium is on the right.
  • From the east or south, take I-40 west to exit 209A. Turn left on Broadway. Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Continue on West End and turn left on 25th Avenue. Memorial Gymnasium is on the right.
  • From the west, take I-40 east to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway (US 70S). Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue. Continue on West End and turn left on 25th Avenue. Memorial Gymnasium is on the right.

Vanderbilt is located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville and is approximately 4 hours from Atlanta, 3 hours from Birmingham, Louisville and Memphis, and 2.5 hours from Knoxville?