1. Purpose of this Stadium Code of Conduct
This Stadium Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association ("FIFA"), the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Ticketing (Pty) LTD, the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Organising Committee South Africa ("LOC"), the 2010 FIFA World™ Ticketing Centre ("FWCTC"), the FIFA Ticketing Office ("FTO"), the Stadium management and/or the South African governmental entity(ies) responsible for safety and security in connection with the matches ("Matches") of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ ("Event"), and their respective employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, officers and directors (together the "FIFA World Cup Authorities").
This Stadium Code of Conduct ("Stadium Code of Conduct") describes the applicable safety and security measures and policies for the conduct of (a) every person using a match ticket ("Ticket") to attend a Match ("Stadium Visitor") or (b) every person using an entry pass for working purposes issued by the FIFA World Cup Authorities ("Accreditation") to such person ("Accredited Person") within a stadium in which a Match takes place and which is under the control of the FIFA World Cup Authorities on Match days ("Stadium").
2. Notice and Acknowledgement of the Stadium Code of Conduct by the Ticket Holder
This Stadium Code of Conduct remains subject to changes. The most up-to-date and applicable version of this Stadium Code of Conduct is made available on www.FIFA.com and on Match days at the Stadium.
Each Stadium Visitor and Accredited Person agrees and acknowledges that he has read, understood, accepted and will comply with this Stadium Code of Conduct as well as any specific instructions given by any of the FIFA World Cup Authorities. If considered necessary, in addition to this Stadium Code of Conduct, further mandatory instructions may be issued by the FIFA World Cup Authorities in order to prevent or eliminate any risk to life, health or personal belongings.
3. Entry to the Stadium
Stadium Visitors and Accredited Persons shall cooperate with the FIFA World Cup Authorities, by:
- a) producing a Ticket or an Accreditation and, as requested by the FIFA World Cup Stadium Authorities, proof of identity; and
- b) submitting to inspections, body checks and removal of items that are prohibited to use, possess, hold or bring into the Stadium on Match days ("Prohibited Items").
Stadium Visitors and Accredited Persons agree and acknowledge to have restricted access to specified areas within the Stadium,
4. Prohibited Items
Unless otherwise authorized by the FIFA World Cup Authorities in writing, Stadium Visitors and Accredited Persons are not permitted to use, possess, hold or bring into the Stadium the following Prohibited Items:
- a) weapons of any kind;
- b) anything that could be used as a weapon or to cut, thrust or stab, or as a projectile, in particular long umbrellas and other unwieldy implements;
- c) bottles, cups, jugs or cans of any kind as well as other objects made from PET, glass or any other fragile, non-shatterproof or especially tough material or Tetrapak packaging, hard cooler boxes;
- d) fireworks, flares, smoke powder, smoke canisters, smoke bombs or other pyrotechnics;
- e) alcoholic beverages of any kind, narcotics or stimulants;
- f) racist, xenophobic cause, charity or ideological concern related materials, including but not limited to banners, signs, symbols and leaflets, objects or clothing, which could impair the enjoyment of the Event by other spectators, or detract from the sporting focus of the Event;
- g) flagpoles or banner poles of any kind. Only flexible plastic poles and so-called double-poles that do not exceed 1 metre in length and 1 cm in diameter and which are not made of inflammable material are permitted;
- h) banners or flags larger than 2m x 1m50. Smaller flags and banners are permitted provided that they are made from material which is deemed "of low flammability" and complies with national regulations and standards;
- i) any sort of animals;
- j) any promotional or commercial, materials, including but not limited to banners, signs, symbols and leaflets, or any kind of promotional or commercial objects, material and clothing;
- k) gas spray cans, corrosive, flammable substances, dyes or receptacles containing substances which are harmful to health or are highly flammable. Standard pocket cigarette lighters are permitted;
- l) unwieldy objects such as ladders, stools, (folding) chairs, boxes, paperboard containers, large bags, rucksacks, suitcases and sports bags. "Unwieldy" is given to mean all objects which are larger than 25cmx25cmx25cm and which cannot be stowed under the seat in the Stadium;
- m) large quantities of paper and/or rolls of paper;
- n) mechanically-operated instruments which produce an excessive volume of noise such as megaphones, hooters or gas-powered horns. Unbranded vuvuzelas are not considered Prohibited Items;
- o) laser pointers;
- p) cameras (except for private use and then only with one set of replacement or rechargeable batteries), video cameras or other sound or video recording equipment;
- q) computers or other devices used for the purposes of transmitting or disseminating sound, pictures, descriptions or results of the events via the internet or other forms of media; and
- r) other objects which could compromise public safety and/or harm the reputation of the Event as assessed at the sole discretion of the FIFA World Cup Authorities.
5. Common Sense Conduct Inside the Stadium
5.1 All Stadium Visitors and Accredited Persons shall, at all times during their stay in the Stadium, conduct themselves in a manner so as not to offend, endanger the safety, or unnecessarily hinder or harass other Stadium Visitors and/or Accredited Persons.
5.2 All Stadium Visitors must occupy only the seat indicated on their Ticket and shall access it only via the designated entrance unless otherwise directed by the FIFA World Cup Authorities. For security reasons and to avert danger, Stadium Visitors shall move to seats other than those allocated, whether in the same or another section of the Stadium, if instructed to do so by the FIFA World Cup Authorities.
5.3 All access stairways and emergency exits must be kept clear at all times to the best possible extent.
5.4 All Stadium Visitors and Accredited Persons are requested not to drop litter, packaging or empty containers, but to dispose of such items in the appropriate litter bins inside the Stadium.
5.5 Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. In any case smoking will be prohibited in the Stadium stands and in the area around the pitch.
5.6 Furthermore, unless otherwise authorized by the FIFA World Cup Authorities, Stadium Visitors and Accredited Persons shall not:
- a) enter the pitch or the area around the pitch;
- b) stand on seats in the spectator areas or unreasonably obstruct the view of other spectators;
- c) throw objects or liquids of any kind, particularly in the direction of another person or in the direction of the area around the pitch or the pitch itself;
- d) start a fire, let off or launch fireworks, flares, smoke powder, smoke bombs or other pyrotechnics;
- e) engage in conduct which expresses racist, xenophobic, cause, charity or ideological concern related views, which could impair the enjoyment of the Event by other spectators, or detract from the sporting focus of the Event;
- f) act in a way which may be interpreted by others as provocative, threatening, discriminatory or offensive;
- g) offer for sale or sell goods or Tickets, distribute printed material or make collections;
- h) create any threat to the life or safety of oneself or others, or harm anyone else in any way whatsoever;
- i) cause damage to anyone or anything at any time;
- j) climb on or over structures and installations not intended for general use, particularly facades, fences, walls, fencing, barriers, lighting masts, camera platforms, trees, masts of any kind and roofing;
- k) restrict or impede circulation, footpaths and roadways, entrances and exits to visitor areas and emergency exits, or obstruct or interfere with zones open to traffic;
- l) access areas (e.g. function rooms, VIP and media areas, etc.) which are closed to the public or for which access is unauthorised (except with proper access passes);
- m) write or paint on or affix anything to structural elements, installations or pathways;
- n) relieve oneself anywhere other than in the toilets, or litter the stadium by discarding objects such as rubbish, packaging, empty containers, etc;
- o) record (except for private purposes), transmit, or in any other manner disseminate over the internet or any other media, including mobile devices, any sound, image, description, or result of any event taking place within the Stadium, in whole or in part, or assist any other person(s) conducting such activities; commercially exploit any photographs or images taken within the Stadium;
- p) engage in other activities which could compromise public safety and/or harm the reputation of the Event, as assessed at the sole discretion of the FIFA World Cup Authorities and/or any other legally-authorized persons.