Ground rules

All persons entering the stadium at Scotstoun are admitted only subject to these rules, the bye-laws of Scottish Rugby and Glasgow Life and the ticket conditions applicable to the match.

Entry to the ground shall be deemed to constitute unqualified acceptance of all these rules and regulations

Scotstoun Stadium ground rules

a. All persons entering the stadium are admitted subject to the condition that they may be required to submit to search to prevent unauthorised items or dangerous articles being brought into the stadium which might be used to cause injury or damage to persons or property

b. All matches are played in accordance with the laws of the game of rugby football as framed by the International Rugby Board and where applicable, such additional regulations and guidance produced by Scottish Rugby and Glasgow Life

c. Tickets are issued to club members, debenture holders and others for their personal use only, unless with the prior agreement of Scottish Rugby. Tickets shall be void if re-sold at a premium or for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of Scottish Rugby. In the event of any breach of this condition, Scottish Rugby reserves the right to cancel this ticket and to retain the money paid, or, if said person has entered the ground, have them ejected forthwith;

d. In general, the right of admission is reserved by Scottish Rugby and Glasgow Life and no transfers within the stadium are allowed;

e. With the exception of authorised press representatives holding accreditation issued by Scottish Rugby and Glasgow Life, no photographs, video recordings, sound recordings or similar may be taken within Stadium without the express prior written approval of Scottish Rugby or Glasgow Life. Entry to the stadium may be denied to persons with audio, visual and/or audio visual recording equipment of any sort including without limitation cameras, cassette recorders and microphones. In addition, no transmission, in whole or in part, in any form, or by any means electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise is permitted save with a special authorisation in writing by Scottish Rugby, Glasgow Life or their appointed agents. Small amateur cameras are however permitted. By small, we mean pocket size digital cameras or SLR cameras with zoom lenses no more powerful than 300mm. Tripods are not permitted

f. Only persons specifically authorised in writing by Scottish Rugby or Glasgow Life are permitted to offer newspapers, periodicals, foodstuffs, souvenirs or any other articles for sale in the Stadium and any charitable collection will only be permitted within the Stadium with prior written consent of Scottish Rugby or Glasgow Life

g. Without limiting any other remedies it may have, Scottish Rugby or Glasgow Life will have the right in the case of any serious or persistent breach of these ground rules to refuse admission to the stadium or eject from the stadium (as applicable) any person. No refund will be payable by Scottish Rugby or Glasgow Life if Scottish Rugby or Glasgow Life takes any of these actions. The following actions will constitute a serious breach of the ground rules:

i. the possession of a container which is capable of holding liquid and which, if thrown, would be capable of causing injury to another person (save for sealed bottles of water and soft drinks up to a maximum of 500ml)

ii. the possession of alcohol which has not been purchased from an authorised Scottish Rugby or Glasgow Life supplier inside the stadium

iii. being drunk

iv. the possession of any of the following: knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, airhorns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon or compromise public safety

v. smoking in any part of the stadium

vi. persistent standing in seated areas whilst a match is in progress

vii. the possession of a banner or flag that bears material or slogans which are offensive, obscene, abusive or of a racist, homophobic or discriminatory nature

viii. the throwing of any object within the Stadium without lawful authority or excuse

ix. the use of foul, obscene, abusive or racist, homophobic or discriminatory language or gestures

x. any failure to comply with the instructions of an official, steward or employee of Scottish Rugby or any police officer

h. Under no circumstances is it permitted to throw any objects, whether on to the pitch or track or otherwise;

i. Flags on sticks or poles which measure more than 15mm diameter and are longer than 100cm, or any other item which, in the reasonable opinion of Scottish Rugby, its servants or agents, could be used as a weapon, are not allowed within the Stadium. All promotional, commercial, political or religious items of whatever nature, including but not limited to banners, signs, symbols and leaflets are prohibited and may not be brought into the Stadium unless authorised by Scottish Rugby or Glasgow Life

j. Unnecessary noise such as from the use of air horns, radio sets and behaviour likely to cause confusion, annoyance or nuisance of any kind, including racist, foul and abusive language is not permitted in any part of the Stadium

k. In accordance with the “Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005, Prohibition of Smoking in Certain Premises (Scotland) Regulations 2006” smoking within the Stadium is not permitted. Anyone breaching this rule will be asked to refrain from doing so and a refusal will be deemed as a breach of these rules and therefore the offender will be asked to leave the Stadium

l. Standing up, in seated areas, to view the game whilst in progress are to be discouraged and where it interferes with other spectators, the offending party will be asked to refrain from doing so, refusal will be deemed as a breach of these rules and therefore the offender may be asked to leave the Stadium

m. Spectators are not permitted to enter the field of play at any time, before, during or after the match period. Any person doing so may be ejected from the Stadium and may be liable for prosecution

n. In the event of an emergency evacuation broadcast or instructions given over the PA system or by Police or Stewards must be adhered to

o. Dogs are not permitted within the Stadium with the exception of guide dogs used for the purpose of directing visually impaired persons

p. Scottish Rugby and Glasgow Life shall be entitled to refuse admission or readmission to, or eject from the Stadium, any person who does not comply with these rules

q. CCTV cameras may be in use and recordings could be used in any proceedings.