Seahawks News 9/12/13
Undercover Police To Wear Opposing Team Jerseys
The Seahawks announced today that undercover law enforcement officers will wear opposing team jerseys to quickly detect fans exhibiting unruly and inconsiderate behavior. "We have great fans," said Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin. "Our goal is to ensure a safe environment for all in attendance, including visiting team fans."
Seahawks game day staff will proactively intervene to support an environment where event patrons, their guests and other fans can enjoy the event experience free from the following behaviors:
- Behavior that is unruly, disruptive or illegal in nature
- Intoxication or other signs of alcohol or substance impairment that results in irresponsible behavior
- Foul or abusive language or obscene gestures
- Interference with the progress of the game (including throwing objects onto the field)
- Failing to follow instructions of stadium personnel
- Verbal or physical harassment of opposing team fans
- Verbal or physical harassment of stadium guests and staff members
- Smoking or tobacco use on CenturyLink Field property
- Similar to last season, fans who have been asked to leave the stadium for violations of the Seahawks Fan Code of Conduct will be required to complete a four hour online educational course focused on fan behavior before they are allowed to return to the stadium. Fans will be responsible for the $75 cost of the course. The team will inform the fan once they have been cleared to attend events at the stadium. If a fan returns to CenturyLink Field without receiving authorization a criminal complaint will be issued against the fan as a "defiant trespasser" with the Seattle Police Department.
Seahawks season ticket holders are responsible for the behavior of persons using their seats. If those persons are ejected, the Seahawks may take appropriate action against the season ticket holder, up to and including season ticket revocation.
Fans can report any inappropriate activity that is disrupting their enjoyment of the game via text-message at HAWK12 (429512).
In recent years the Seahawks have enhanced its already comprehensive safety plans with additional measures such as pat downs, bag checks, hand held metal detectors and most recently the new NFL bag policy.
49ers, Seahawks Rivalry Gets Better By The Year
They engage each other in bitter verbal back and forth from their respective posts separated by some 800 miles of the Pacific Coast. They claim each other's waiver leftovers — not always, it seems, for a competitive advantage but rather in acts of gamesmanship. The men in charge, Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh, have been fierce rivals back to their college coaching days in the Pac-10. Here we go, it's 49ers-Seahawks Part I this week. And everybody involved knows the NFC West will likely come down to these two nemeses when this season's all said and done, with a pair of dynamic young quarterbacks leading the way.
Seattle's Health Improving Ahead Of 49ers Matchup
Pete Carroll is hopeful the Seattle Seahawks will get starting cornerback Brandon Browner back for Sunday night's NFC West showdown with San Francisco. Carroll said Wednesday that Browner continues to recover from a hamstring injury suffered last week. Browner was expected to run on Wednesday and, if there are no setbacks, go through practice Thursday. Carroll also expects defensive end Cliff Avril to be able to play against the 49ers after he missed Sunday's season opener, also with a lingering hamstring injury. Avril said he was close to being able to go against the Panthers, but trainers felt it best to hold him out. Seattle added depth Wednesday by signing free agent tight end Kellen Davis and releasing linebacker Allen Bradford. Davis will be the third tight end on the roster.
September 12, 2013