NFL, All 32 Teams Implement Fan Code of Conduct
INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL is taking steps to ensure a quality experience for its fans.
With state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Stadium scheduled to open in downtown Indianapolis this season, the Colts are taking the same steps and encouraging fans to take them, too.
"The in-stadium experience is critical for Colts fans and will be a major focus during the coming season," Colts Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jim Irsay said. "The Colts always have valued our fans, and this is another way of improving the experience of all fans in every way possible.
"We want everyone to be able to enjoy Colts games from start to finish."
According to the NFL, teams may add additional provisions to the standard code based on local circumstances or preferences. The code of conduct is intended to address behavior that detracts from the game-day experience.
Any fan in violation of these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and loss of ticket privileges for future games.
In addition to the fan code of conduct, the NFL and its clubs will evaluate fan feedback and existing programs to ensure their effectiveness and shape the development of new programs.
These measures are designed to build on the many outstanding programs already in place at NFL stadiums to enhance the fan experience.
FAN CODE OF CONDUCT
The National Football League and its teams are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all fans, both in the stadium and in the parking lot. We want all fans attending our games to enjoy the experience in a responsible fashion.
When attending a game, you are required to refrain from the following behaviors:
• Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal in nature.
• Intoxication or other signs of alcohol impairment that results in irresponsible behavior.
• Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures.
• Interference with the progress of the game (including throwing objects onto the field).
• Failing to follow instructions of stadium personnel.
• Verbal or physical harassment of opposing team fans.
Event patrons are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their guests and/or persons occupying their seats. Stadium staff will promptly intervene to supan environment where event patrons, their guests and other fans can enjoy the event free from the above behavior. Event patrons and guests who violate these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund and loss of ticket privileges for future games.