After fans trashed the field, Orlando City announces new stadium policies

by

comment
Orlando City SC announced new stadium policies for games, following the trashing of the Orlando City soccer field by fans.

According to a statement from the club, the stadium will now have an "All Pour" policy, which means every drink will be poured into a cup without a lid. However, those who are in suites will still be able to purchase drinks from cans, but they must remain in the suite.



In addition, security cameras will be set up in the inner bowl to allow for a 360-degree view at all times.

In the event of future violations, the PA announcer will announce a warning that will also be accompanied with a graphic on the big screen. The club will also play a fan code of conduct video during the pre-game, which will show players stating their desire to preserve their field.



The policies will go into effect immediately, although some may take more time than others to implement, according to the press release.

These policy changes were driven by fans who threw debris onto the field during a rivalry game last week against Atlanta United. In the wake of the offense, Orlando City SC suspended 38 fans for violating proper conduct rules.

Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.