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Fan Code of Conduct

The Charleston RiverDogs are committed to creating a family-friendly and welcoming environment at the ballpark for all guests. As part of that commitment, we have adopted this written Fan Code of Conduct addressing fan behavior.

This Policy will be incorporated in the Employee Handbook which all staff receives prior to assuming any game-day responsibilities.

Prohibited Items at the Ballpark (without limitation):

Pursuant to the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, the following items are prohibited at all Charleston RiverDogs baseball home games:

· Containers larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches;

· Beach balls and other large inflatables;

· Glass bottles;

· Fireworks;

· Firearms or other weapons (e.g., knives);

· Laser devices / pointers;

· Skateboards and rollerblades;

· Toy guns and knives (including water guns);

· Non-baseball sticks / clubs; or

· Unmanned aerial vehicles.

Prohibited Actions Prior To, During, or After Games (without limitation)

Pursuant to the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, the following behaviors are prohibited at all Charleston RiverDogs baseball home games:

· Trespassing on the playing field at any time;

· Interfering with the progress of the game including throwing objects onto the field or disrupting balls in play;

· Using foul, obscene or derogatory language or gestures (including, without limitation, harassment of the opposing team or language/gestures which concern a person’s race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, creed, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin);

· Misusing or overconsuming alcohol, including, underage consumption;

· Behaving in a manner that is disruptive, unruly, or abusive;

· Accessing areas of the ballpark without a proper ticket, pass, or credential;

· Misusing tickets, passes, or credentials in any way;

· Intoxication or other signs of alcohol/substance impairment that results in irresponsible behavior;

· Failing to follow instructions of law enforcement, guest services, or security personnel

Consequences

Violations of any of the foregoing will not be tolerated and may lead to ejection from the ballpark, a ban on attending future games, or other consequences which the Team may implement at its sole discretion.

Reporting An Incident

Any game-day staff member who witnesses or receives a report of prohibited fan behavior by a fan must report the incident to a Club security supervisor. This can be done by contacting your immediate supervisor, the Assistant General Manager, or the General Manager.

Use of derogatory language by a fan toward a player, umpire, staff member, or their respective family members must be documented and such descriptions must be reported to the General Manager and to the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball via email to [email protected].