Fan Code of Conduct

Maryland Athletics
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The University is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for fans of all ages (including and especially children), student-athletes, coaches and officials both in the stadium and on our campus. We want all fans attending our games to enjoy the experience in a responsible fashion.

Event patrons are responsible for their own conduct as well as the conduct of their guests and/or persons using their tickets. Even if the season ticket holders give away or sell their tickets, the account holder remains responsible for the actions of those using the tickets. Accounts can be forfeited partially or entirely for violations of the Fan Code of Conduct.

Fans are subject to ejection and season ticket holders risk losing their season ticket account and/or parking privileges as a result of the following inappropriate and disruptive behavior:

  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Fighting
  • Obscene, profane or abusive language
  • Dangerous, obscene, profane or abusive behavior
  • Interfering with other fans’ ability to see the game
  • Smoking inside of Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
  • Scalping or other improper resale of tickets
  • Interfering with security procedures
  • Interfering with the process of the game or going onto the field
  • Throwing any objects onto the field or in the stadium
  • Any action warranting ejection and/or confiscation of game tickets by police or stadium security

The Big Ten promotes good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. We request your cooperation in helping to maintain a family-friendly environment for fans of all ages, and in supporting the student-athletes, coaches and officials in a positive manner. Profanity or actions to incite, intimidate or threaten others will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.

The following items and/or activities are prohibited during athletic competitions and events:

  • Pets*
  • Outside Food or Drink of any kind*
  • Illegal Substances
  • Fireworks / Firearms
  • Weapons (both real and facsimiles)
  • Flammables of any kind
  • Laser Pointers
  • Artificial Noisemakers
  • Strollers
  • Skateboards / Bicycles   
  • Dangerous or Disruptive Behavior
  • Signage, Apparel or other Items that display, depict or represent recognizable symbols and/or words, including nooses and swastikas, that incite, intimidate, or threaten members of the University of Maryland community.
  • Sign Poles or Sign Sticks
  • Smoking 
  • Soliciting / Loitering / Trespassing
  • Video Cameras
  • Umbrellas
  • Backpacks / Bags that are not clear and over 12” x 6” x 12”. Please refer to Bag Policy for more information.
  • Resale of Ticket
  • Pass-Outs / Re-Entry

*Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs.

All persons / belongings are subject to search. Guests are encouraged to return unauthorized items to their vehicles. The University of Maryland cannot safeguard items which are not permitted into the stadium. Those who violate rules and regulations and any person(s) who commit illegal acts may be ejected from the facility and jeopardize their ability to attend future events.

Disruptive behavior is strictly prohibited at Maryland Athletics events. Disruptive behavior diminishes other fans’ and spectators’ ability to enjoy the game day atmosphere. Disruptive behavior includes but is not limited to: threats, threatening behavior, interfering with other fans’ and spectators' ability to watch the game, and throwing objects. These actions or any other actions deemed disruptive by stadium staff will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the stadium.  Other potential consequences include ticket suspension, ticket revocation, arrest and prosecution.