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Fan Code of Conduct

The United Soccer League (USL) and its Member Clubs are dedicated to providing fans with a world-class soccer experience that has a positive and memorable impact for everyone.  


In an effort to foster a safe, enjoyable, and comfortable atmosphere, the following fan conduct is prohibited by the USL: 

  • Abusive, harassing, threatening, disruptive, or violent behavior toward players, coaches, front office staff, match officials, or fans. 

  • The use of language or display of gestures, symbols, signs, or imagery that would reasonably be considered threatening, obscene, pornographic, or discriminatory in nature, including on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, ability, and/or sexual orientation. Platforms for display include clothing, signage, chants, social media posts, or any other communication methods.  

  • Illegal conduct of any kind, including: 

  • Consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 

  • Irresponsible consumption of alcohol  

  • Consumption of controlled substances 

  • Fighting or inciting violence 

  • Conduct that damages property either of the venue or personal property 

  • Any conduct that does not abide by both the venue’s and the USL’s smoke device policy. Adherence to this policy includes the use of approved devices, timing of use, locations, safety precautions, and users with signed waivers on file.    

  • Non-compliance with venue policies and following directions from venue staff regarding compliance with the Fan Code of Conduct, stadium policies, safety actions, and emergency procedures. 

  • Interfering with the progress of a match, including entering the field of play or surrounding area, throwing objects (including on or towards the field of play), or declining to promptly return a ball that has gone out of play. 

  • Entering or attempting to gain access to any location other than what is explicitly permitted by one’s ticket. 

Violation of the Fan Code of Conduct will result in sanctions as deemed applicable by the United Soccer League office and the Member Club, including but not limited to warnings, ejections, venue bans, removal of supporter privileges, or arrest. 

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