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Concert Carry

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My wife has gotten tickets to go see coldplay at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. I don't see anything in the law that would prohibit ccw there (someone sing out if you disagree), but does anyone know if the venue has prohibited ccw? I haven't been to a concert in years, and I've heard stories of folks being searched, scanned with metal detectors, etc.

many thanks
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To the best of my knowledge, concealed carry at a concert is going to be one of those areas that is not prohibited by Florida statute, but prohibited by the venue, so while not illegal, they can refuse you entry under threat of arrest for trespass. The law does include professional sporting events, but it omits concerts in the wording.

I once called the large concert venue here at Panther Arena (or whatever they call it) and asked when Billy Joel was performing there last year. After being switched to the Director of Security, I was told pretty rudely that it was not allowed in no uncertain terms.

You can try, but be prepared to have to go back and lock it in your car.
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