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Chargers give 300 season ticket fans the boot for bad behavior

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    SIGNONSANDIEGO

    SAN DIEGO – More than 300 season ticket holders will get the boot for violations of the “Code of Conduct” announced in 2006, the San Diego Chargers said Friday afternoon.

    The ticket holders will not be allowed to renew or purchase other season tickets, the team said, “in an effort to maintain a positive, fan-friendly atmosphere at games at Qualcomm Stadium.”
    ”Our fans overwhelmingly want us to take action against individuals who ruin the game experience by being disruptive and abusive,” said Jim Steeg, the team's chief operating officer, in a statement.
    Most of the ticket holders had been ejected from games in 2006 or 2007 by San Diego police or stadium security. Some may be surprised at being removed from the rolls, but the Chargers say that season ticket holders who sell or give their tickets to others are still responsible for the behavior of the person sitting in the seat.
    The Code of Conduct was announced in 2006. A key statement in the code says, “Fans who demonstrate inappropriate and disruptive behavior ... are subject to ejection and season ticket holders risk losing their season ticket accounts.”
    The list of possible violations includes the following:
    • Excessive consumption of alcohol
    • Obscene, offensive or abusive language or actions
    • Fighting, or otherwise dangerous, abusive or profane behavior
    • Unruly or inconsiderate behavior
    • Indecent exposure or undressing
    • Wearing obscene or indecent clothing
    • Smoking, except in designated areas
    • Scalping or other improper resale of tickets
    • Interfering with security procedures
    • Interfering with the progress of the game, going onto the field or throwing any object onto the field or on the stadium premises.
    Being booted from the roles of season ticket holders doesn't mean fans are exiled from games. According to the Chargers, the undesirables will only "no longer be allowed to purchase tickets from the team." They could conceivably buy tickets from other season ticket holders.
     
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  2. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Shammy. :icon_rofl::icon_rofl::icon_rofl:


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  3. Trumpet_Man

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    It is about time the Chargers got proactive on this campaign.

    One of our tailgaters of 30 years (Bryan) will no longer be attending the games or re-newing his season tickets because the Chargers have been dragging their feet on this issue. They have had problems in their section.

    This dude is mellow and takes his wife and kid and if anyone has met him, will know he is not a trouble maker.

    It is a sad day when it takes the Chargers too long to make it right.

    Bad enough that no one even checks to see if the porta potties have been pumped out after the college games that Chargers fans find them overflowing from the day before and the morning of the games.

    That is just pissss poor management and lack of follow up and accountability.
     
  4. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    This is also a benefit that comes with winning and the high demand for season tickets.

    The Chargers can now afford to tell these people to take a hike and their seats are already sold.
     
  5. sdbound

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    Oh crap!

    I...don't...want...to...open...the...mail.

    :frightened:
     
  6. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    Which one of you season ticket holders wants to sell your tickets to a raiders fan? :icon_shrug:
     
  7. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    So, if you are season ticket holder now, the only truly 100% way to be absolutely sure you don't get your tickets yanked if you are responsible attendee yourself is to eat the tickets for that week if you can't go to the game.

    Don't sell them, because you can't control how that person acts and they may end up fucqing you over.

    Same with giving them away, the same loss of control over the person(s) actually using your seats that time.
     
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  8. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Exactly. When I purchased my season tickets back in 2001, they were just so happy people were showing up that they could have cared less about anything else. Now, it's a different story.

    I also remember in those days that you weren't suppose to have glass in the parking lot (as it is still enforced today.) Everyone took that rule with a grain of salt because you could walk past the police with a bottle and they wouldn't say anything.
    We ALL know it isn't that way anymore!!!
     
  9. sdbound

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    I think that the only inforcement of this will be the brokers that have season tickets and sell off every game.
     
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  10. WonderSlug

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    Yeah, it could be a way for the Chargers to make sure that REAL Charger fans buy the season tickets instead of a bunch of greedy ticket brokers whose sole purpose is to resell at a price premium.
     
  11. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Sitting in Discount Tire the other day I read an article in ESPN The Magazine about brokers, and one guy in Philadelphia has 25 season seats for the Chargers that he flips for 6 figures every year.

    It really pissed me off that the team would allow one guy on the other side of the country do this.
     
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  13. boltmanbz

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    yep let 300 people on the waiting list have a shot at not screwing it up now
     
  14. Kwak

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    Very nice policy. :tup:
     
  15. GreyHoodie

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    The Patriots have had he same policy about yanking tickets and season ticket holder being responsible for behavior of anyone they give or sell the ticket to.

    However, what the Patriots do (and the Chargers should if they don't). Is if a season ticket holder wants to sell their ticket, they can list the ticket thru the Patriots official website at face value. The only people who can buy those tickets are people who are on the wait list. If the buyer misbehaves he is kicked off the wait list, but the seller is not held responsible.

    Tickets tend to be sold less than an hour after being posted and the original paper tickets are voided. And the new tickets can be picked up at will-call meaning you can sell your tickets the night before the game.

    So if you can't sell your tickets to a trusted friend or family member you don't have to eat the ticket.

    During serious major snow storms sometimes people can not get rid of tickets otherwise it works fine.
     
  16. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    Didn't the Pats also sue Stubhub under the Massachusetts "no scalping law" and win?
     

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