The last thing you ever want at any sporting event is to have the experience marred by conflicts with those around you. Generally, fans get along at sporting events, but there are a number of behaviors that can quickly cause problems. While security can intervene if someone around you is acting in an inappropriate manner, you don't want someone to call security on you because of how you're behaving. Here are some tips for avoiding conflicts with the fans sitting around you.
Keep The Booing To A Minimum
When you attend the sporting event, you'll hope that the team for which you're cheering will give you plenty of reasons to clap and yell your support. You may also have fun booing opposing players, and that's OK — as long as you do so within reason. It's generally a good idea to keep any forms of negative cheering to a minimum, though. If you boo too much, someone who is sitting around you and cheering for that team may make a comment to you, and this can lead to a conflict that could escalate. Additionally, if you're yelling profane comments toward the field or the court, it may bother fans seated around you with children.
Sit Where Your Ticket Is
At any sporting event, you'll always find fans who buy cheap tickets for seats that are far away from the action, and then sneak down into unoccupied expensive seats. While stadium ushers are normally attentive to such people, they can't catch everyone. Don't be tempted to save money with this approach. No one likes the uncomfortable feeling of seeing that his or her seat is occupied by someone who shouldn't be there, so you shouldn't put a fellow fan through this. Buy your tickets where you want to sit, and you won't risk bothering anyone.
Practice Sign Etiquette
It can be fun to make a sign that voices your support for your favorite team or player, but you'll want to use it appropriately. Keep in mind that when you're holding up your sign, the fans who are sitting immediately behind you won't be able to see the action in front of them. Avoid holding up the sign for long periods of time and keep it rolled between your legs or under your seat when you aren't using it. By keeping these rules in mind, you'll increase the likelihood of having a good time at the sporting event — and not ruining anyone's good time, either.
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