There was a very unfortunate event that happened at Gillette Stadium last week at the Patriots/Dolphins game. A 53-year-old fan named Dale Mooney was involved in a fight in the stands, and later died. After a preliminary autopsy, results did not suggest that Mooney suffered a traumatic injury. Instead, a “medical issue” was identified, and further testing is being done. In case you didn’t know, the Patriots and Gillette Stadium, have a Fan Code of Conduct. If you get kicked out for violating the code, you have to complete a Patriots Code of Conduct Class.
The Fan Code of Conduct
Gillette Stadium has this code of conduct and says that they are “committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. Patrons are responsible for their conduct and for the conduct of their guests.” Some of the things prohibited at Gillette:
- Exhibiting behavior that is unruly, disruptive, irresponsible or illegal in nature.
- Using offensive language or obscene gestures, including using language or gestures concerning a person’s race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, creed, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or national origin; or instigating, inciting or encouraging a confrontation or physical contact.
- Interfering with any ongoing event, business activity or the enjoyment of others.
- Engaging in public intoxication.
- Verbally or physically harassing any guests or staff.
- Displaying signs, symbols, or images of a political nature.
- Declining to promptly return a ball that enters the stands.
- Failing to follow instructions of security personnel or law enforcement.
Patriots fans and their guests who violate these will be ejected without refund and may also lose ticket privileges for future events.
“Fans who consume alcohol are encouraged to drink responsibly.” From the Gillette Stadium website…
- You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcohol.
- Each person may purchase no more than two (2) alcoholic beverages at any one time.
- All alcohol sales will be discontinued in the third quarter of Patriots games.
- Sales may be discontinued earlier at the discretion of stadium management.
- Patrons younger than 25 with out of state IDs must visit one of the Guest Services booths for an ID check before purchasing alcohol.
If you are kicked out for violating the Fan Code of Conduct, you will be required to take the Patriots Code of Conduct Class. Here’s everything you need to know about it.