Fans Code of Conduct

  1. Fans are encouraged to cheer, sing, and otherwise support their team while remaining respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons, team stadium employees, and stadium property.
  2. Fans will not engage in disruptive behavior, including foul, racial, obscene or abusive language or gestures towards, or in reference to, a player, coach, referee, fan or staff member.
  3. Fans will not engage in fighting and are prohibited from throwing objects or attempting to enter the field.
  4. Adult fans of age who choose to consume alcoholic beverages will do so in a responsible manner.
  5. Fans will comply with requests from team and stadium staff regarding stadium operations and from local authorities regarding emergency response procedures.
  6. Fans will sit in their ticketed seats and show their tickets when requested.
  7. Fans will smoke in designated smoking areas only.
  8. Fans will not exhibit any obscene, indecent, political or inciteful messages on signs, clothing or other material.
  9. Fans will respect the referees.
  10. Fans will return the ball respectfully to the ball kid on the sidelines or a stadium staff member, in the event that a soccer ball goes into the stands.
  11. Fans will not use whistles and laser pointers, which seriously detract from the quality of the spectator experience and could have a negative impact on the outcome of a game.
  12. Fans will not bring masks, fireworks, smoke bombs or any other items listed as contraband under BBVA Compass Stadium policies into the stadium.
  13. Fans will conduct themselves in a lawful manner.
  14. Fans will not enter the field of play at any time. Doing so will result in ejection and arrest.

*NOTE: The use of streamers and confetti as an expression of fan enthusiasm is not prohibited, but will be kept under review. Streamers are not to be used to impact the competition and/or thrown at or toward a player, referee or stadium staff member.


MLS and its Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of this Code of Conduct and for making this event special and memorable to you and your fellow patrons.

Pledge to Fans

Major League Soccer values the support of every one of its fans. MLS pledges to protect a fan's right to:

  • Watch the game in a safe, clean and healthy environment.
  • Be treated in a courteous, consistent and professional manner.
  • Be treated with dignity and respect by other spectators attending the game and those organizing the event.
  • "Support" his or her team, provided that the support is in good taste and neither adversely impacts the event experience of fellow spectators nor negatively impacts the game.
  • Expect displays of good sportsmanship.
  • Expect timely and accurate information related to the game