SAN DIEGO - Fans will no longer be allowed to swear or get drunk at San Diego sporting events, according to a set of guidelines from the San Diego Hall of Champions and Sports Commission.
The commission's main message with the universal Fan Code of Conduct: Keep it under control.
According to the commission, the universal Fan Code of Conduct is "designed to complement and enhance policies already in place with most local teams and at most local venues. This focused and fan-friendly version is not an attempt to replace any pre-existing fan codes of conduct but rather to enhance fan involvement and reinforce existing policies."
Among the rules:
-- No profanity or offensive language spoken aloud or on signs or clothes
-- No smoking in undesignated areas
-- No intoxication or excessive alcohol consumption
-- No prohibited items
-- No throwing items or liquids in the stands or onto the field or court
-- No entering the field or court
-- No fighting or threatening behavior
-- No reselling tickets at the game
-- No violations of other laws
Mike McDowell, president of the San Diego Hall of Champions and Sports Commission, said the hope is the code will empower good fans to get security when they feel uncomfortable and see these violations going on.
The commission proposed the Fan Code of Conduct in conjunction with the San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, UC San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University and CIF San Diego Section.