The Green Bay Packers have enhanced Lambeau Field's fan code of conduct for the 2008 season, the team announced today.
The fan code of conduct is designed to set clear expectations for fans and encourage a stadium environment that is enjoyable for all game attendees. Additional signage detailing the fan code of conduct will be posted in stadium parking lots, at concessions and in the concourses, and announcements will be made in-stadium. Code of conduct information also will be posted online on Packers.com.
"One of the Packers' main goals is to provide a positive and enjoyable experience at Lambeau Field on gameday for all our fans, and this code of conduct enhances measures the club already had in place," said Jason Wied, Packers vice president of administration/general counsel. "Unruly behavior can negatively affect a day at the game for our fans, and our stadium personnel will be watching for it. However, we're also asking fans to help us out by notifying stadium personnel when such situations occur."
The Packers fan code of conduct is intended to address behavior that detracts from the gameday experience. Guidelines for unruly behavior also are included in the season ticket holder handbook that is mailed out annually with tickets. Fans attending games are encouraged to report unruly behavior to stadium personnel so that it may be addressed.
Following is the Green Bay Packers' Fan Code of Conduct:
The Green Bay Packers are committed to providing an enjoyable and safe game experience. Irresponsible conduct will not be tolerated at Lambeau Field and, in some cases may result in arrest and/or ejection from the game.
The following violations will not be tolerated:
• Fighting, taunting, or any action that may harm or endanger others in the stadium.
• Smoking in locations where smoking is prohibited.
• Intoxication or other signs of alcohol impairment that results in irresponsible behavior.
• Abusive or foul language and obscene actions.
• Failing to follow instructions of stadium personnel.
• Any other conduct deemed to be beyond the bound of reason for a spectator attending a professional sporting event.
Event patrons are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their guests and/or persons occupying their seats. Lambeau Field stadium personnel will intervene to support an environment where event patrons, their guests, and other fans can enjoy the event free from unruly behavior stated above. Event patrons and guests who violate these rules will be subject to ejection without refund and loss of ticket privileges for future games.
Stadium personnel and police officers working entry gates will be monitoring fans and may refuse entry to those demonstrating unruly behavior.
The Packers will utilize fan feedback to ensure the effectiveness of the code of conduct, as well as to explore further methods to enhance the program.