1. Admission to the Ground is subject to the presentation of a valid ticket and adherence to these Ground Rules, the Bye-Laws of Scottish Rugby, the rules and regulations of World Rugby and any ticket conditions applicable to the match in question (the Rules). Entering the Ground shall be deemed to be an unqualified acceptance of the Rules.
2. Scottish Rugby reserves the right for it and its representatives, servants and agents or the police or stewards to eject anybody from the Ground if they do not comply with the Rules, if they do not comply with any lawful directions of Scottish Rugby, the police, stewards or any other representatives, servants and agents of Scottish Rugby, or their presence may be a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to others.
3. Notwithstanding the above, Scottish Rugby reserves the general right to refuse admission to the Ground or to eject spectators from the Ground (acting reasonably).
4. Admission to the Ground may be denied or spectators may be ejected and liable for prosecution if they are in possession of:
4.1 a controlled container capable of holding liquid which may be capable of causing injury if thrown. Sealed plastic bottles of water and soft drinks are allowed up to a maximum of 500mls as are plastic bottles containing liquids up to a maximum of 750mls if obtained from authorised outlets within the Ground;
4.2 alcohol not obtained from authorised outlets within the Ground or are drunk;
4.3 a firework or any article or substance whose main purpose is the emission of a flare or the emission of smoke or visible gas; or
4.4 knives, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, or any article that might be used as a weapon or compromise public safety.
4.5 a banner or flag that bears material or slogans which are offensive, obscene, abusive or of a racist, homophobic or discriminatory nature.
5. Flags on poles are not allowed in the Ground unless the pole is of lightweight construction, no wider than 15mm (½”) diameter, no longer than 100cm (3'3”) and no obstruction or annoyance is made to other spectators.
6. Animals or livestock are not allowed in the Ground with the exception of guide dogs used for the purpose of directing the visually and hearing impaired.
7. With the exception of authorised press or where photographs or recordings are taken for bone fide private non-commercial purposes, no photographs, video or sound recordings may be taken in the Ground without the prior agreement of Scottish Rugby. Admission may be denied to spectators with professional audio/visual recording equipment or cameras with lenses which may cause a nuisance to other spectators. No transmission, in whole or in part, in any form, or by any means is permitted within the Ground without the prior agreement of Scottish Rugby.
8. Only persons authorised by Scottish Rugby can offer newspapers, periodicals, foodstuffs, drinks, souvenirs or any other articles for sale in the Ground.
9. Spectators entering the Ground will be deemed to have consented to being searched to prevent unauthorised or dangerous articles being brought in.
10. Objects must never be thrown in the Ground, whether on to the pitch, track or otherwise.
11. Unnecessary noise such as air horns, radio sets and behaviour likely to cause confusion or nuisance of any kind, including racist, foul and abusive language is not allowed.
12. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not allowed within the seating deck and stadium concourses.
13. Standing up, in seated areas, to view the match is discouraged if it interferes with other spectators. Offenders may be asked to stop and refusal may result in ejection.
14. Spectators must not enter the field of play at any time. Doing so may result in ejection and prosecution.
15. Spectators must not loiter in gangways, entrances, exits or staircases at any time.
16. Drinks purchased in the Ground must not be taken outside the Ground.
17. Spectators must obey emergency broadcasts or instructions given over the PA system or those made by Police or Stewards.
18. Spectators acknowledge that matches are public events and by entering the Ground they are deemed to have consented to being filmed and having their image broadcast and more generally exploited by any means on any media, throughout the world for the duration of the exploitation of the match, waiving all rights and actions seeking to oppose such exploitation. Accompanying parents, guardians or responsible adults will be deemed to have provided this consent on behalf of any spectators who are under the age of consent.
19. CCTV is in use throughout the Ground and images are recorded for the purpose of maintaining the security of the property and premises, preventing and investigating crime and managing public safety.
20. Matches are played in accordance with World Rugby laws and regulations and, where applicable, such additional regulations and guidance produced by Scottish Rugby.
21 Play cannot be guaranteed to take place on any particular day or at any particular time and Scottish Rugby reserves the right to change advertised fixtures without notice and without liability.
22.If a match is postponed and played at a later date, tickets will remain valid but no refunds will be given. No refunds will be given if a match is abandoned entirely.
23. Tickets are for personal use only and must not be re-sold at a premium or used for commercial purposes unless the prior agreement of Scottish Rugby is obtained. If this condition is breached, Scottish Rugby reserves the right to cancel the ticket and retain any money paid for it, or, if any spectator has entered the ground using the ticket, to eject them. Spectators must only sit in the seat allocated to their ticket.
24. Children over 2 must hold a valid match ticket to enter the Ground. Under 14’s buying match tickets will be asked if they have parental permission to do so. Parents may be contacted by Scottish Rugby to confirm this.
25. Motorcycle helmets must be removed prior to entering the stadium and will be subject to a search at the turnstile. They must not be worn at any time while in the stadium.
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