Don’t get kicked out of Met Life Stadium, or you will have to study to come back.
The next time a fan gets kicked out of a National Football League stadium for being unruly they’ll have to take a $75 four-hour online class and pass a code-of-conduct test to get back in.
The requirements will vary slightly throughout the league, but in most stadiums, an exam will be required for the ejected fans to come back.
At MetLife Stadium, Security Chief Daniel DeLorenzi says that about 25 fans are kicked out of the stadium at each Jet and Giant game. In order to combat a growing trend of unruly behavior, MetLife was the first, along with the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium, to require completion of the class and test in 2010.
In New York, the rowdies are also required to write DeLorenzi a letter of apology as well. But he says about 25 percent of people will never take the class and are placed on the “unforgiven” list which contains the name, photo and seat number of every fan who has been ejected.
The class is available at fanconductclass.com, and fans will have to get at least a 70 on the test in order to return.
I love this idea. The idea that fans will have to meet requirements to come back is brilliant. I don’t enjoy coming to the games as much as I used to, because of the rowdy behavior. Now, if there are ramifications, it might cause fans to think twice.
Be vocal, but just don’t misbehave. The way it should be.