§1 FIELD OF APPLICATION AND USE
- The field of application of these rules and regulations is limited to the area defined by the dotted line in the separate layout plan. This layout plan is an integral part of these rules and procedures.
- these provisions apply for all events taking place in the Deutsche Bank Park at all times during these events as well as on any other day in the field of application under part 1.
§ 2 AUTHORISED PERSONS
Only persons in possession of a valid ticket or holding an accreditation permit or any other document justifying their presence in the Deutsche Bank Park or side installations can move around the stadium. More particularly on days without events they will have to justify their presence within the premises of the Deutsche Bank Park in any other way.
§ 3 ACCESS CONTROL
- Any visitor on event days must, voluntarily or on request for verification, produce, while entering the Deutsche Bank Park, an entrance ticket or accreditation permit to the security staff of the Deutsche Bank Park or police agents.
- Visitors who cannot produce a valid justification for their presence or are prohibited to take part in sporting or other such events either locally or nationally will be denied access to the Deutsche Bank Park. The control and security staff of the Deutsche Bank Park or police agents will deny them entrance to the stadium or expel them from the stadium if they come across that person.
Visitors who are obviously under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs or carry weapons or any other dangerous items pursuant to §5 and who disagree with giving them up to the control and security service, will also be excluded. As a general rule, visitors for whom a more than 1,6 blood alcohol content has been established, will be denied access to the Deutsche Bank Park.
Visitors who are under suspicion of actually being subject to a ban from sporting or any other events, locally or nationwide, because of their behaviour or any other state of fact, or if they are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs or carry weapons or dangerous items as stated in § 5, will have to agree to clarify the situation with the control and security services of the Deutsche Bank Park, allow these to check their clothes and containers they carry, allow them to find out, even using the relevant technical material, whether they are drunk or under the influence of drugs and in case of a possibly established ban from stadia, check their identity through official documents. A person who does not agree to this procedure shall be excluded and denied access to the Deutsche Bank Park by the control and security services of the Deutsche Bank Park or by police agents, and will be ejected from the Deutsche Bank Park if they come across that person.
§ 4 BEHAVIOUR IN THE DEUTSCHE BANK PARK
- Within the Deutshe Bank Park everyone should so behave that no other person is harmed, put at risk or -unless otherwise inevitable- is hindered or harassed.
- Everyone should at all times follow instructions given by the staff of the security authority, police officers, firefighting services as well as by the control and security services and stadium announcer of the Deutsche Bank Park. Anyone who voluntarily or carelessly disregards these instructions will be escorted from the stadium by the control and security staff of the Deutsche Bank Park or police officers.
- Visitors can only be accommodated in the relevant seat assigned to them and only use the access points and routes foreseen to get there. Visitors must, if requested by the control and security staff of the Deutsche Bank Park or police officers, accept to be redirected -for safety or security reasons- if need be in seats in other zones than those indicated on their ticket.
- All stairways and safety gangways and emergency exits must remain unobstructed at all times.
§ 5 PROHIBITIONS
The following items are prohibited to any visitor who has entered into areas falling under the field of application of the rules and procedures of the Deutsche Bank Park:
- Weapons or dangerous items or devices which, when thrown at people can lead to injuries;
- Aerosols, caustic or colouring substances or gas containers of easily flammable or hazardous gases, pocket size lighters excluded;
- Containers out of breakable or shattering material;
- Voluminous items such as ladders, stools, chairs, boxes, suitcases;
- Fireworks, missiles, Bengal lights, smoke bombs, flares, and other forms of pyrotechnic items;
- Flags-or banner poles not made out of wood or longer than 2 m or of more than 3 cm diameter;
- Large banners, double flag holders, paper in reams and reams, wallpaper rolls;
- Mechanically or electrically-operated noise producing devices;
- Alcoholic beverages with more than 15% ABV (alcohol by volume) and drugs;
- Advertising material of a racist, xenophobic and extremist nature.
It is moreover prohibited to those visitors to:
- Climb on or climb over buildings or installations not foreseen for use by the general public, in particular façades, fences, walls, areas around the pitch, the pitch itself, balustrades, stages, lighting installations, camera bearing structures, trees, masts of any kind or roofs.
- Enter into areas which are specifically indicated as not accessible to visitors;
- Throw things;
- Set fire or use fireworks, missiles, Bengal flares, smoke canisters, or any other pyrotechnical device;
- To offer and sale goods and tickets, to distribute documentation or undertake any kind of collection without the legal public order authorisation and personal approval of the event organiser;
- To make inscriptions, drawings, or put stickers, on structures, buildings, installations or various ways;
- To relieve oneself anywhere except in lavatories or to pollute in any other way the stadium in particular in throwing things or littering;
- To express or spread racist, xenophobic or extremist slogans particularly extreme right-wing slogans or through gestures indicate one’s extreme- right position;
- To offer and sell or in any way distribute to others, items that are not authorised in the field of application of the rules and regulations of the Deutsche Bank Park;
- To obstruct circulation areas, in particular for people or vehicles, or to set sales stands on the territory of the stadium;
- Individual visitors may, if the City of Frankfurt and the Police Authority so agree, bring in larger flags or banners than those specifically mentioned under § 5 (item (1) f). They will to this effect be delivered a flag-badge carrying their picture. Eintracht Frankfurt reserves its right to decide on individual waivers to the item (1) g rule in agreement with the City of Frankfurt and the Police Authority;
§ 6 OFFENCES
- A ban from the Deutsche Bank Park territory will be imposed on any person committing offences as defined in § 5 and as football matches are concerned, a ban from all stadia across the Federal Republic territory will be introduced by the DFB (German Football Federation);
- Offenders in the meaning of § 5, will have to pay for damages they have caused in accordance with the legal provisions;
- A charge will as a matter of principle always be brought against offences and breaches of the law;
- If visitors are suspected to have committed an offence, a complaint will be lodged. In the case of a breach of law or infringement complaint may be lodged. Prohibited items brought in will be taken away by the control and security services of the CA and unless needed as proof for any criminal prosecution will be returned if the reason for their confiscation no longer applies.
§ 7. FINAL PROVISIONS
- The Rules and Regulations of the Deutsche Bank Park will enter into force the day of the entry into service of the Deutsche Bank Park.
- The binding effect of the Rules and Regulations of the Deutsche Bank Park applies as soon as one enters the territory of the Deutsche Bank Park. Visitors accept the binding effect of the provisions of the Rules and Regulations of the Deutsche Bank Park stadium through their purchasing of their entrance ticket.