FAN CODE OF CONDUCT

Be REAL!

Real Central fans are encouraged to cheer, sing, and otherwise support the team while always remaining respectful and courteous to their fellow fans, staff, referees, and opposing team fans and players.

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Real Central fans must abide by the following key tenets of the Fan Code of Conduct. Fans not abiding by the code of conduct will be subject to possible removal and additional sanctions.

  • No chants with inappropriate language including any comments regarding racism, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. are permitted.

  • No displaying signs, symbols, images, using language, or making gestures that are threatening, abusive, or discriminatory, including on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, ability, and/or sexual orientation

  • No behavior that is unruly, disruptive, threatening, or violent in nature, including verbal or physical harassment of match officials, players, staff, or fans

  • No illegal conduct

  • No conduct that results in damage to the venue or other personal property

  • No flares, incendiary devices, smoke bombs, sparklers, and fireworks of any kind without official approval.

  • No throwing objects of any kind including streamers

  • No bullying or any behavior that otherwise targets other fans or interferes with other fans’ enjoyment of the game

  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at our venue

  • No entering or attempting to enter the field, tunnel, or any other location other than permitted by the fan’s ticket or credential

  • Comply with requests from Real Central NJ Soccer and TCNJ Lions Stadium staff regarding stadium policies and emergency response procedures.

  • Promptly and carefully return the ball to a stadium staff member or the ball kids on the sidelines in the event that a soccer ball enters the stands.

  • Refrain from activities that damage the reputation of Real Central or USL.

  • All other rules & regulations set by TCNJ Lions Stadium.

In addition, the USL has its own code of conduct that RCNJ fans must also abide by.

THE UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE (USL) AND ITS MEMBER CLUBS MAKE PROVIDING A POSITIVE AND MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR FANS A PRIORITY.

In an effort to foster a safe and comfortable atmosphere, the following fan guidelines are instituted at all USL matches:

  • Fans will be respectful towards the players, staff, officials, and fellow fans.

  • Fans will refrain from using language or displaying gestures that are foul, abusive, or obscene in nature. Platforms for display include clothing, signage, chants, social media posts, or any other methods.

  • Fans will abide by both the venue and the USL Smoke Device Policy. Adherence to this policy includes only the use of approved devices, timing of use, locations, safety precautions, and users with signed waivers on file.

  • Fans will follow directions from venue staff regarding compliance with the Fan Code of Conduct, stadium policies, and emergency procedures.

  • Fans that consume alcohol will be of legal age and do so in a responsible fashion.

  • Fans will not behave in ways that are unruly, disruptive, inappropriate, or illegal in nature.

  • Fans will not fight or incite violence.

  • Fans will not damage property either inside or outside the venue.

  • Fans will not interfere with the progress of the match including entering the playing field or the surrounding area, throwing objects, including throwing objects on or towards the field, or declining to promptly return a ball that has gone out of play.

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