Stadio Olimpico Rules and Regulations

Access to the stadium and attendance at the match are subject to the ‘rules and regulations’.

Failure to abide by the regulations will entail the immediate cancellation of the contract and the subsequent eviction of the transgressor from the sports facility as well as the enforcement of provisions and sanctions under the current legislation, including the denial of access to other sporting venues (DASPO).

1. In particular, reference is made to the following provisions:

a. Entry tickets are personal and cannot be transferred to third parties, except if specifically provided for under the current legislation or so authorised by the football club regulations;
b. At the sports venue gates, spectators must show their ID to stewards who will check that the identity of the ticket holder is the same as that on the ID.
c. Spectators must retain their valid tickets at all times until they leave the sports venue;
d. Admittance of motor vehicles to waiting and parking areas is regulated by specifically authorised permits
e. Spectators are entitled / obliged to take the seat assigned to them. Therefore on purchasing the entry ticket, they agree not to take any other seat, even if vacant, except when so authorised by the football club responsible for managing the sporting event and authorised to do so by the competent authorities;
f. Spectators shall be subject to access control through metal detectors or stewards’ supervision, as well as security controls designed to prevent illegal, prohibited and/or dangerous items from being brought into the Stadium. Spectators must follow the instructions given by stewards.

 2. In the sports venue and in the designated area outside the stadium spectators are NOT allowed to:

a. Express any form of racial, ethnic and religious discrimination, as well as any form of intolerance through chanting or banners;
b. Stand in the way of passageways, entry or exit gates or any other escape routes without a justifiable reason;
c. Climb balustrades, railings, partitions and any other structure not specifically intended for occupancy by the public;
d. Damage or tamper with the venue facilities, infrastructures and services;
e. Introduce or handle hazardous substances or items, inflammable or poisonous substances, substances used to deface walls, or illegal drugs;
f. Introduce or sell alcohol or beverages with an alcoholic content higher than 5°, except when so authorised so in specific areas by the authorities based on police approval;
g. Introduce or handle stones, knives, or any other item which could cause harm or be thrown, sound instruments, laser pointers and any other items able to cause a disturbance or a threat to the safety of other people in the sports premises;
h. Introduce belts with large metal buckles and other accessories or devices which could pose a threat to the safety of the event;
i. Introduce umbrellas, unless of the compact type and in any case not sharp-tipped or of a shape/material which could pose a threat to the safety of the event and the spectators
j. Introduce crutches unless specifically authorized
k. Display items that obscure the view of other spectators or emergency, fire or exit signs or that could constitute an obstacle on the escape routes towards the pitch;
l. Carry out any kind of commercial activity without prior authorization;
m. Carry or sell beverages in tin cans, glass or plastic bottles inside the sports venue;
n. Introduce any kind of animal unless expressly authorized;
o. Introduce and/or wear any item of clothing of a colour or make identical or similar to that of the stewards and other stadium staff;
p. Introduce and display banners, placards, pennants, documents, drawings, printed materials or items other than those specified by the Operational Security Unit (GOS Gruppo Operativo per la Sicurezza) at the request of the football club; in which case the above mentioned items must only be displayed in areas specified by the football club and removed at the end of the sporting event;
q. Participate in unauthorised chants or different from any authorised by the Operational Security Unit at the request of the football club;
r. Enter the stadium when drunk or under the influence of drugs or psychotropic substances.

Furthermore, the following behaviours, in addition to be finable because they constitute a breach of the regulations, may amount to criminal offences: concealing or possessing weapons or other dangerous objects, using signs or symbols of associations which promote racial, ethnic, national or religious discrimination or violence during sporting events, incitement to violence during sports competitions, possessing, throwing and using dangerous items such as fireworks and the like, climbing over partitions and entering the pitch area.

It should also be noted that the stadium is provided with an audio visual recording system (CCTV) located both inside and outside the ground. Information is treated by the owner of the venue according to the provisions under the legislative decree No. 196 of June 30, 2003 and D.M. of June 6, 2005.

Personal data shall be treated according to law.

Under Article 19-III, sub-section 3, letter C of the decree issued by the Home Office on March 18 1996, as provided for under the decree issued by the Home Office on June 6, 2005 amending and supplementing the above mentioned decree outlining safety construction and management regulations applicable to sports facilities, and under Article 4, sub-section 2 of the decree of the Home Office issued on June 6 2005 regulating the issue, distribution, sale and transfer of tickets within sports facilities with a seating capacity higher than 10,000 relating to soccer games, legislative decree No. 8 of February 8, 2007, decree issued by the Home Office on August 8, 2007 and provision No. 14/2010 of March 17 2010.