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Gator Fan Code of Conduct

Gator Fans are widely known for their passion, team support, hospitality, and sportsmanship. Our image is shaped not only by our student-athletes, coaches, students, and faculty, but by our fans as well. Our goal is to create a championship experience with integrity for our teams and fans alike, while maintaining a safe and respectful atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Prohibited Behavior

  • Threatening or inconsiderate behavior such as profane and abusive language, use of tobacco, fighting, and drunkenness will not be tolerated and can result in ejection, arrest, and/or loss of season ticket privileges.
  • Standing on seats/bleachers, and throwing of any objects in the stands or onto the field, is also prohibited. Should you observe any of this disruptive behavior, please notify your nearest law enforcement officer.
  • NCAA policy prevents fans from entering the field of play unless they are properly credentialed or accompanied by an authorized staff member. Violators are subject to arrest.

Enforcement

Individuals found violating any policies can be removed from the stadium. If you see something, say something. Non-students, while not affected by the Student Conduct Code, are subject to arrest and prosecution under applicable laws and state statutes. Offenders’ names will be forwarded to the UAA by the law enforcement representative reporting the citation. The offender may be contacted by the UAA and issued a warning that a future violation could result in loss of ticket privileges. Season ticket holders are responsible for the behavior of anyone using their tickets and would be subject to this policy if the person using their tickets violates the Code of Conduct.

Students involved in prohibitive or disruptive behavior will also be subject to disciplinary action through the Dean of Students Office and University of Florida’s Code of Student Conduct. Students enjoy the rights and privileges that they gain as a member of the university community and are subject to the responsibilities which accompany that membership.

The University Athletic Association reserves the right to remove the ticket holder from the premises if in the sole opinion of the security personnel his or her conduct endangers or disrupts the players, coaches, officials, or fans. The UAA thanks you for your support.

 

Football

Security Initiatives

  • The UAA and UFPD remain in constant communication with local, state and federal officials and there have been increased security measures for home football weekends.
  • Patrons are asked to pay more attention to their surroundings and to immediately report suspicious activity, vehicles and persons to police. Please call the University of Florida Police Department to report any suspicious activity on campus: 352-392-1111.
  • Fans are encouraged to arrive at the gates early and pay particular attention to the prohibited items list, which will be strictly enforced. Gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff and the Gator Walk will be held two hours and 25 minutes prior to kickoff.
  • Updated information is available on the University hotline at 1-866-UF FACTS (1-866-833-2287).

Fan safety is always the top priority for the University Athletic Association and is of the utmost importance for all game day staff on campus and at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

If you need any assistance during the game, please locate the nearest law enforcement officer, Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC) usher, or Security, Athletic Facilities & Events (S.A.F.E.) usher. For more information about joining the CSC or S.A.F.E. team, as well as fundraising opportunities, please call (407) 316-8000 TDD/TTY 711 or (904) 633-6179 TDD/TTY 711, respectively.

Animals

Only service animals are permitted into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Bag Inspections

There are ‘bag’ and ‘no bag’ lines at each point of entry into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Please proceed through the appropriate line with the help of signage - to assist with ease of entry. All bags will be searched at designated bag check lines upon entering the Stadium.

Banners & Signs

Banners and signs must be handheld, not obstruct another guest’s view, and be tasteful. Game day staff reserves the right to remove signs in violation of the Gator Fan Code of Conduct.

Cameras

Still motion cameras are allowed in the Stadium as long as its use does not interfere with another guest’s view. Cameras with a detachable lens larger than 6 inches will not be permitted. Video cameras are prohibited.

Evacuation Policy

In case of evacuation, instructions will be relayed via the GatorVision Boards and public address system. Gate personnel and ushers will assist you in safely exiting the Stadium. Additionally, video boards will provide supplemental information regarding any emergency.

Fan Emergencies

Should you or another guest need immediate assistance, please notify the nearest game day staff member, or text “GATORS” along with your issue to 69050.

Open Container Law

It is prohibited to consume or possess any alcoholic beverage in an open container on any public street, sidewalk, public parking facility or private property when the owner has not given consent to consume alcohol or have an open container on the property. The law includes consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages in or around Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Violators are subject to a civil citation.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items list.

Tag-A-Fan

The Tag-A-Fan Program is meant to reduce the amount of time a parent/guardian could be separated from their missing party in a game-day crowd. The wristband allows a parent/guardian to fill out their section, row and seat number in case a fan becomes separated from his/her party, and can be picked up at the Gator Guest Services booth located outside Gate 2.

The information on the wristbands provides stadium personnel to help re-unite guests with their respective parties. Any lost person will be escorted to the main Guest Services desk located in the Gator Ticket Office lobby (between Gates 1 and 2). Parents, guardians or family members with a lost person should contact the nearest police officer or event staff member.

Tickets – Duplicates

If two guests have a ticket for the same seat, please first check with an usher. If the issue still needs attention, please proceed to the nearest Ticket Relations Booth or Ticket Office.

Tickets – Lost or Stolen

If you have lost or need to report any stolen tickets, please contact the Gator Ticket Office at 352-375-4683 ext. 6800.

Re-Entry Policy

Fans are not permitted to leave and re-enter Ben Hill Griffin Stadium once their game ticket has been scanned.

Should a medical emergency arise requiring you to leave the Stadium, you must report to the East or West first aid stations to receive an emergency medical pass to re-enter the Stadium.

In the event of a severe weather delay, fans will be allowed to exit the Stadium to seek shelter. Fans will be re-admitted at the restart of the game with their ticket stubs.

Text Message System

If you see something, say something. Please send us your issues, feedback, comments, and questions while inside the Stadium on Gator game days. To reach our event management staff text “GATORS” along with any information or questions to 69050. Standard SMS rates apply.

Ticket Scalping Law

University of Florida Regulation 6C1-4.006 prohibits commercial activity on campus, including the sale of athletic tickets, except as specifically authorized by the University. Ticket scalping on the University of Florida campus is illegal, and violators are subject to legal actions and/or potential loss of season tickets.

Tobacco Policy

The University of Florida is a Tobacco Free Campus, which includes the ban of electronic cigarettes. This policy is in effect at all University Athletic Association facilities, including Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field. We request and appreciate your adherence and compliance with this University policy.

Game day Staff will be monitoring for those in violation and request such action be ceased. Violators are subject to ejection.

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