About

The Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center is home to some of the most sought after events in Fresno each year. With a rich history of hosting some of the most iconic events Fresno has seen, the venues that are available for your event at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center will meet your needs. From the multipurpose Selland Arena to the state of the art Saroyan Theatre and the practical exhibit spaces available in the Convention Center and Valdez Hall, you will be able to exceed the expectations of your guests.

Along with the City of Fresno, we welcome the cultural and economic opportunities to provide great events to the residents of Fresno, Clovis and the surrounding communities. 

Our staff are here ready to assist in planning the event you envision, large or small, and as creative as you can imagine. Located in the heart of downtown Fresno with access to parking, restaurants, accommodations and other services you and your guests will truly have a memorable experience in all that Fresno has to offer.

Bag Policy

Prohibited bags include:

• Backpacks of any kind.

• Bags larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″.

Patrons may bring in the following bags:

• Bags smaller than 12″ x 6″ x 12″.

• Diaper bags after proper inspection.

An exception will be made by management for medically necessary items after proper inspection. For any questions, please call (559) 445-8100.

All bags are subject to search.

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Facility Regulations

Please note the following regulations for all of the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center venues:

  • Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to ticket holders who refuse to allow inspection of their persons and purse, bag or package carried with them entering the venues.  Backpacks are prohibited.  Patrons may be subject to search at any time.
  • Camera, video, and audio recording devices may not be permitted during certain events.
  • Smoking of any kind is prohibited within the venues.
  • Children two (2) years and older must have a ticket for admission unless otherwise noted.
  • Outside food, drinks, cans, bottles or containers of any kind may not be brought into the venues.
  • Fireworks and weapons of any kind (including but not limited to: firearms, knives, sticks, chains, spiked jewelry, spiked clothing, spiked belts, spike boots and spurs) are not permitted in the venues.
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn in the facilities at all times.
  • Unauthorized marketing/soliciting/vending is prohibited.
  • Laser pointers, air horns or other noisemakers may not be brought into the venues.
  • Ticket stubs must be retained for the duration of the event.
  • Unlawful purchase, distribution, or possession of alcohol will result in immediate removal from the venues.

Prohibited Items

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ANY OF THE FRESNO CONVENTION & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER VENUES, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Hoverboards
  • Bottles, cans coolers or similar containers
  • Food, drinks or illegal substances
  • Any weapon, including chains and studded bracelets
  • Video equipment, professional camera, tripods or recording devices
  • Laser pointers, aerosol cans, noise-makers, fireworks
  • Backpacks of any kind, oversized bags larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″, unwrapped gifts, boxes, umbrellas
  • Helium balloons
  • Smoking, including e-cigarettes or vapors
  • Lighters of any kind
  • Selfie sticks
  • Pets or non-service animals
  • Any other items determined to be unacceptable or dangerous by management
  • Explosives
  • Guns
  • Stun guns
  • Handcuffs
  • Brass knuckles
  • Sticks
  • Clubs
  • Batons
  • Martial arts instruments
  • Pepper spray
  • Tear gas
  • Knives of any kind

The Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center does not provide weapon lockers.

Those with a Concealed Weapons Permit are prohibited from bringing weapons into the venues; NO EXCEPTIONS.  The Fresno Police Department are the only officials allowed to enter with weapons.

Guests found in possession of the above-mentioned items will be asked to remove the item from the venues or dispose of it.  Guests who refuse to comply will be ejected from the venues and may be subject to arrest.

Entry Inspections

All guests entering the venues during an event are subject to a search of their person and their property, this includes a visual inspection and a bag inspection conducted by Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items such as audio/video equipment, professional photography equipment, glass bottles, metal cans, food and beverage, explosives, stun guns, handcuffs, brass knuckles, sticks, clubs, batons, martial arts instruments, pepper spray, tear gas, knives with blades over 2” in length. Bags larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ will be prohibited from entry into the venue. Backpacks of any kind are prohibited. All bags are subject to search.

See the “Prohibited Items” tab for a complete list of unauthorized items.

Guest Conduct

All guests must maintain reasonable and appropriate behavior at all times. Guests using offensive language or engaging in disorderly conduct may be ejected from the venues and may be subject to arrest. Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way for their loss.

Disturbances include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Standing on chairs
  • Drunk and disorderly conduct
  • Fighting or challenging others to fight
  • “Mooning” or exposing private body parts
  • Interference with or delay of the game/event
  • Violation of Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center’s event policies
  • Violation of the local, state, and federal laws and statues
  • Igniting and display of flames, i.e. lighters/matches, in the facility bowl
  • Attempting to enter the field of play, court, or stage without permission
  • Throw, discharge, or launch any liquid substance or objects other than paper confetti
  • Willfully and maliciously disturbing another guest/employee with loud and unreasonable noise
  • Using profanity and/or offensive words which are likely to provoke a violent reaction from others
  • Taunting or using offensive language against the performers

Ticketing Information

Tickets are available at the FCEC Main Box Office, located at:

Selland Arena
700 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Box Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: On show dates only

Tickets can also be purchased online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster by phone at 1-800-745-3000.