FAN CODE OF CONDUCT

We are confident LAFC fans top the MLS in their enthusiasm, team support, hospitality, and sportsmanship. Our reputation is shaped not only by our players, coaches, and employees but by our fans as well. Our goal is to promote the absolute best Guest Experience in all of Sports & Entertainment to lend support to our team while maintaining a wholesome, family-oriented atmosphere.

Banc of California Stadium and Major League Soccer are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable event experience for all guests in and around the stadium.

MLS and its Clubs will immediately action the following behaviors as they represent a threat to the safety of the event:

  • Fighting and/or inciting others to fight or inciting or engaging in unruly or disruptive behavior
  • Causing significant damage to property
  • Using (including on any sign or other visible representation) political, threatening, abusive, insulting, offensive language and/or gestures, which includes racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, or otherwise inappropriate language behavior
  • Entering or attempting to enter the field, the field track, the tunnel or any otherwise restricted area
  • Possession or use of an unauthorized pyrotechnic device, smoke or firework, or attempting to introduce one inside the venue
  • Throwing any objects onto the field (including streamers)
  • Failing to follow directions from venue staff regarding compliance with Fan Code of Conduct, stadium policies and emergency procedures
  • Declining to promptly return a ball that enters the stands
  • Inappropriate consumption of alcoholic beverages, which includes purchasing for, possession of, or consumption by a minor

The listed behaviors are prohibited based on safety and violations and will be subject to sanctions.

LAFC may also sanction a supporter group for violations of the Fan Code of Conduct.

Find out more about Banc Of California Stadium policies by visiting the A-Z Guide.

MLS and its Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of this Code of Conduct and for making this event special and memorable to you and your fellow patrons.

LEVEL 1 OFFENSES SANCTIONS
  • Fighting
  • Fan violence
  • Assaults/batteries on staff, vendors or other patrons
  • Using racial, sexual xenophobic, and/or homophobic language (including on signs or visible representations) or gestures or conduct
  • Throwing objects, of any kind, towards the field, players, and/or officials
  • Causing significant damage to property
  • Provoking and/or inciting threatening or abusive behavior
  • Possession or use of an unauthorized pyrotechnic device, smoke, or firework, or attempting to introduce one inside the venue
  • Alcohol management - purchasing, or providing for consumption, alcohol for an underage minor
  • Field intrusion onto the field of play or a designated Critical Area

Level 1 offenses are considered serious offenses. These will carry a ban ranging from six months to one year based on aggravating and mitigating factors

 

An individual must provide a written request for readmission and participate in the online Fan Code of Conduct Education Class (FCEC) for his/her access to be reinstated

LAFC may also sanction a supporter group for violations of the Fan Code of Conduct.

 

LEVEL 2 OFFENSES SANCTIONS
  • Targeted using obscene or abusive language or gestures, or displaying any inappropriate sign or visible representation
  • Entering, or attempting to enter, any unauthorized area outside the designated critical areas
  • Alcohol management - excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Ignoring instructions by League, Club & Stadium staff
  • Refusing to return the match ball
  • Other misconduct where the venue is the victim, i.e. theft, scalping, minor property damage, etc.

Level 2 offenses carry a range of suspensions, depending on if they are the 1st or 2nd offense. Prior to the 1st penalty, individuals can be given a warning for their behavior.

 

  • 1st offense ranges from 1-3 games
  • 2nd offense ranges from 3-5 games
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    An individual who commits any two offenses in the category has to complete the FCEC before he/she can be reinstated. Any 3rd offense in a 12 month period will trigger a 1 year ban

LAFC may also sanction a supporter group for violations of the Fan Code of Conduct.

 

Each fan should always have their ticket in their possession and be ready to display it to event staff or Stadium Security to verify their seat location. Violations of the Fan Code of Conduct may result in the fan being ejected, arrested by police, or having his/her tickets revoked. All Season Ticket Members are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their fans and/or persons using their tickets.

Fans are encouraged to report issues and concerns by:

  • Texting the word ASSIST to 323-310-LAFC (5232) followed by the Issue and Location
  • Calling the In-Stadium hotline at 213-519-9900
  • Contacting nearby game day staff or safety personnel