Every person, committed to football, wishes that the attendence of these sporting events happens in a peaceful, relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Therefor the cooperation of everyone is required for the proper conduct of these events. The internal rules of procedure shall apply in all football stadiums, excluding the special provisions included in art. 15
1. The internal rules of procedure shall apply in the entire complex of the King Baudouin Stadium during the football matches organized by the Royal Belgian Football Association (hereinafter called the organizer). The people who enter this complex should take note of these Rules, accept the provisions of them and comply by these rules.
2. Any person who applies for admission to the stadium must be in possession of either a ticket or a special authorization granted by the organizer that proves they have the authority to enter the stadium. A single one time access to the stadium is granted with this entrance pass. Any person, who is in the stadium, must at all times be in possession of this ticket or the special authorization pass.
3. The place in the stand and/or the area allocated to the holder of the ticket is shown on the ticket/pass. It is strictly prohibited to go to or be in another stand or area of the stadium, or to occupie another place in the stand, other than that listed on the ticket without the prior consent of the safety officer. The purchaser or transferee and any transferor of the pass or the special admission is jointly and severally liable together with the ultimate holder for any damage caused by the holder in the stadium.
4. Access to the stadium is prohibited or refused to any persons: • under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other stimulant; • that have a stadiumban imposed by either an organizer or a national or international footballassociation or federation, or administrative or judicial authorities; • that demonstrate by manifest behavior the understanding to want to disturb or to provoke the public, for example by inciting injury, hate, anger .... • those whom by the stewards, who participate in the enforcement of the rules of internal order,are denied access under the second paragraph of Article 5. If the organizer for saftey reasons refuses the right of access to the stadium or for the same reason removes a person from the stadium, neither the organizers nor the distributor are obliged to refund the ticket.
5. Each ticket holder or holder of a special authorization that wishes to enter into the stadium must grant permission to have his ticket or pass controlled. The stewards can ask the holders of a ticket or special admission pass of the same sex as theirs, to undergo a voluntarily superficial inspection of clothing and baggage in order to detect objects whose entry into the stadium may disturb the run of the game or could endanger the safety of the spectators and disturb public order. The stewards have the right to ask you to hand over any objects found in your possesion that are found not sutable for in the stadium. Access to the stadium is denied by the stewards to anyone who opposes to this inspection refuses to hand over any object or who is found to be in possession of a weapon or a dangerous object, and to anyone who in any way contravenes with the provisions of one or more articles of these rules of internal order. Some objects such as motor cycle helmets ... can be stored for restitution after the game. The depositor gives these objects of voluntarily in free storage and obtains a ticket. After the game, the object is returned from storage to the rightful owner only after the issuing of the ticket. Articles 1915 and 1954 c of the Civil Code apply here.
6. The holder of a ticket or of a special authorization which offer access to the stadium that apply to enter the stadium and the persons present in the stadium are prohibited to bring into the stadium, to let be brought into the stadium or to be in the possession of the following items: - alcohol, bottles, cans, drugs or any other stimulant - projectiles or explosives in solid, liquid or gaseous state - flammable products or materials, aerosols - pyrotechnic objects such as Bengal firework - Any weapon or dangerous object that could be used as a weapon (sticks, chains, cross-impact or impact weapons) - Anything that can be used as a means to disrupt or bring danger to the order or safety of the crowd, and/or damage property and people. Animals are not allowed in the stadium unless permission is given by the safety officer
7. In the stadium, it is strictly forbidden, for the holders of a ticket or a special authorization to: - be situated in the areas of the stadium that their ticket or special authorization does not give them access to such as service rooms, changing rooms, neutral and VIP areas, press rooms, offices, private rooms, the playing field, - to climb buildings, structures, fences or barriers, lightingpoles, dug-outs, roofs, or any other infrastructure of the stadium and/or to standup on the seats or benches, during and after the game - to obstruct access and evacuation routes, stairways, stairwells, corridors and to occupy any such places longer than is strictly necessary for the entry into and exit from the stadium - to mask or disguise oneself to avoid recognistion. - To disrupt the peace and to jeopardize the safety of others - To sell or distribute beverages, food or any other product without the express authorization of the organizer - to throw or shoot any obsticles in liquidform or any other product in loose or gaseous state in the direction of the playing field, the area around the playing field or in the stands - to smoke in a none smoking area - to urinate in public places - banners, flags or other objects should not: o be hung infront of the bill boards o hamper the sight of the playing field o hamper the evacuation exits o obstruct ones recognition
8. The use of texts, symbols, chants, indecent gestures and utterances that give rise to racism, xenophobia, discrimination and provocation are forbidden in the stadium.
9. Everyone present in the stadium must always follow the guidelines given by the organizer or those designated by the organizer. Individuals whom fail to follow these guidelines will be removed from the stadium.
10. For safety reasons the organizer reserves the right to: - reseat or remove the holder of a ticket to a place other than that stated on the ticket - to delay, interrupt or stop a game. - To temporarily keep spectators in the stadium at the end of the game - To fully or partially evacuate the stadium - To refuse access to the stadium despite the possession of a valid ticket
11. Each holder of a ticket or of a special authorization issued by the organizer enters the stadium at their own risk. The organizer can not be held liable for theft or accidents
12.With regard to the law of December 8 1992, for the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data, amended by the act of December 11 1998, to transpose the directive 95/46/EC of October 24 1995, of the European Parliament and the council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, the spectator is hereby informed that the organizers collect data and process it in an automatic file on the grounds of security. Every person who enters the stadium can be filmed and the images can be registerd and stored. The recording and storage of these images by the police and/or organizer is done purely with the view to ensure the enforcement and compliance of security inside the stadium The aim of the processing of these images, sanctioned by the law of December 21, 2004, on safety at football matches, as amended by Act of March 10, 2003 and Law of December 27, 2004, is to prevent and detect crimes and breaches of the rules of internal order, and to enable the identification of perpetrators in order to ensure that they can be prosecuted.
13. Any person who is denied access to the stadium or is obliged to leave the stadium by the organizer or does not comply fully with the rules of internal order may de excluded from attending other football matches in accordance with existing civil exclusion procedures.
14. Any person who causes injury to another person and/or goods and/or to the stadium can be criminally prosecuted. The law on safety at football matches from December 21, 1998 amended by Law of March 10, 2003, Act of December 27, 2004 and Act of April 25, 2007 and its implementation applies within this stadium.
15. Specific regulations concerning the “King Baudouin” stadium: • It is permissible to eat and drink in the grandstands • Throwing of shredded paper, confetti, etc. is forbidden • It is forbidden to enter the stadium complex in possession of: o air-horns o vuvuzelas o megaphones • Flagpoles are permitted under the following conditions: o flexible and light pole o hollow pole o pole made of plastic o it must consist out of one piece o it may not be greater than 1m50 in height o 1 pole per flag/banner Brussels, August 23rd, 2010