"Code of Conduckt" Returns to Autzen

EUGENE – The University of Oregon continues its educational campaign designed to encourage spectators to exhibit exemplary behavior at all of the Ducks' home football games this fall.

The "Code of ConDUCKt" strives to promote good sportsmanship among fans in and around Autzen Stadium, and is jointly supported by university President Dave Frohnmayer and Athletics Director Pat Kilkenny. In addition to information, directions and reminders that favorable behavior enhances the game-day experience for everyone in attendance, the university will continue to operate a telephone number that allows fans to immediately contact security personnel to report unwanted behavior.

Spectators are encouraged to call the ConDUCKt hotline at 346-6148 to report any violations of stadium guidelines to event staff. The phone line will be active 90 minutes prior to kickoff of each home football game and until approximately 30 following its conclusion. Upon receiving calls, security will be dispatched to the locations of the disruptive behavior.

Once again, bags and backpacks will be permitted into Autzen Stadium upon inspection by security personnel at points of entry. Factory sealed non-alcoholic beverages and empty plastic containers also will be allowed into the stadium. However partially filled plastic containers and vacuum or insulated containers (i.e. thermoses) will no longer be permitted into the stadium. Patrons will be asked to empty the contents of non-sealed containers before entry into Autzen Stadium is allowed.

Educational practices will be put into place when Oregon opens the 2007 season Saturday vs. Houston, with strict enforcement to be adhered to for the subsequent six home games.

Saturday's kickoff is slated for 12:30 p.m.

In addition to last year's Code of ConDUCKt materials, there will be an increased visible presence in the Moshofsky Center, The Club at Autzen and the suites on both the north and south sides of the stadium. A Code of ConDUCKt branding logo will also be used on various print pieces to continue the growth of the campaign.

The Code of ConDUCKt requests fans to refrain from disruptive behavior, including foul language and obscene gestures; to sit only in their ticketed seats; and to comply with requests from event staff.

Spectators who refuse to abide by the behavior guidelines, including irresponsible behavior resulting from irresponsible consumption of alcohol, are subject to removal from the stadium, as well as the revocation of season tickets and/or the right to purchase single-game tickets to future University of Oregon events.

One new amenity for 2007 will be an emphasis on recycling, with help from the Lane County Master Recyclers program stationed at the gates to assist with sorting as fans enter the stadium.

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