The San Diego Hall of Champions and the San Diego Sports Commission (SDSC) which includes representatives of the San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, San Diego Sockers, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, UC San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University and CIF San Diego Section have proposed a universal Fan Code of Conduct designed to complement and enhance policies already in place with most local teams and at most local venues.
“As the Chargers Fan Code of Conduct states, we are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all fans, both in the stadium and in the parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium,” said AG Spanos, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Chargers. “We want all fans attending our games to enjoy the experience in a responsible fashion and we enthusiastically support this effort to develop and promote a culture of sports fan courtesy and positive conduct throughout the region.”
A fan code of conduct is designed to set clear expectations and encourage a spectator environment that is enjoyable for all fans. The San Diego Sports Commission endeavors to promote responsible behavior and make the fan experience family friendly, memorable and positive for spectators of all ages for all sports.
“Our goal is to ensure a quality spectator experience for fans of youth, high school, collegiate and professional sports throughout the region,” said Mike McDowell president of the San Diego Sports Commission. “Hopefully, this San Diego Sports Fan Code of Conduct, which is intended to address behavior that detracts from a positive spectator experience, will serve as a reminder that in addition to the loyalty, passion and knowledge every fan brings to the game, individual responsibility and common sense are necessary as well.”
The San Diego Padres are another team embracing the San Diego Sports Fan Code of Conduct.
“For the San Diego Padres, this common code of conduct only reinforces our commitment to an extraordinary fan experience and family-friendly environment,” said Mike Dee president and CEO of the Padres. “Creating that experience while positively serving over two million fans annually requires the cooperation of all parties. This code provides a clearly communicated framework to support that cooperation.”