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Official Match Management Regulations

Official Match Management Regulations

GAMBA OSAKA will strive to manage matches with the aim of creating a safe and comfortable stadium where people can enjoy sports and share it with all those who support it.
When watching the match, please support the team in a fair play spirit and abide by the following management regulations. Please note that you will be denied entry if you fail to abide by these regulations.

Please note that different clubs have different management regulations for their matches.
GAMBA OSAKA will make the final decision as to whether or not any such action violates the match management regulations.

Article 1 Subject of the Regulations

The purpose of the " Gamba Osaka Soccer Match Operation Regulations " (hereinafter referred to as "these Regulations") established by GAMBA OSAKA Co., Ltd., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "GAMBA OSAKA ") is to ensure the smooth and safe management of all matches, including league matches, league cup matches, the AFC Champions League, and other competitions managed by GAMBA OSAKA. All persons who enter or intend to enter stadiums and other facilities under the management of GAMBA OSAKA must abide by these Regulations.

Article 2 Definitions

The meanings of the terms listed in the following items shall be as set forth in each item.
  1. Matches: All matches including league matches, league cup matches, AFC Champions League and other competitions organised by GAMBA OSAKA.
  2. Facilities: All facilities and areas, such as the stadium, managed by GAMBA OSAKA for the purpose of running matches.
  3. Operations and Safety Manager: The person responsible for the overall safety and operation of the facility, which refers to the President and CEO of GAMBA OSAKA or his/her representative.
  4. Operations/Security Officer: Individuals appointed by the Operations/Safety Manager to work to ensure safety at the tournament.
  5. Security staff: Persons appointed by the Operation and Safety Manager to ensure safety at the tournament.

Article 3 Operational and Security Officers

Security employees include operations and security officers who are appointed by the Operations and Safety Manager from among the club staff and are engaged in safety assurance duties.

Article 4 Prohibited Items

Unless otherwise deemed necessary by the Operations and Safety Manager, the following items are not permitted to be brought into the facility.
  1. Items that are prohibited from being brought into the venue according to the J.League unified prohibited items.
  2. Items that are prohibited from being brought into the facility by the facility manager.
  3. Notice boards, signboards, banners, flags, placards, bibs, documents, drawings, printed matter, etc. that the organizer or supervisor determines to fall under any of the following:
    1. Anything that expresses or suggests political, ideological or religious principles, beliefs or ideas
    2. Any content or expression that is discriminatory or offensive
    3. Anything not intended to support or inspire players or teams
    4. Anything that may disrupt the running of the tournament
  4. Anything that displays a specific company name, product name, etc. for the purpose of advertising a specific company or commercial enterprise (including anything that is reminiscent of a specific company, product, etc.)
  5. Any other items that security personnel deem to be disruptive to the management or progress of the match, or to be a nuisance or danger to others, or to have the potential to do so.

Article 5 Prohibited Acts

Except when deemed particularly necessary by the Operations and Safety Manager, the following acts are prohibited in any facility.
  1. Any act prohibited by the J.League Unified Prohibited Acts.
  2. Any act prohibited by the facility manager.
  3. Entering without a valid ticket or pass.
  4. Engaging in protest rallies, demonstrations, or other behavior that may disrupt the smooth running of the event.
  5. Entering the facility while intoxicated by alcohol, drugs or other substances, or becoming intoxicated by these substances while at the facility.
  6. Recruiting, making speeches, holding meetings, proselytizing, etc.
  7. Driving a vehicle or bicycle in any place other than the designated area, or parking or parking a bicycle in any place other than the designated area.
  8. Engaging in commercial activities, soliciting donations, posting advertisements, etc.
  9. Disposing of garbage or other filth in places other than the designated areas.
  10. Smoking outside of designated areas.
  11. Taking photographs or videos of competitions, ceremonies, spectators, etc. for commercial purposes.
  12. Streaming all or part of the audio and video footage of the tournament via the internet or other media.
  13. Any acts prohibited by the spectator etiquette and rules separately established by GAMBA OSAKA.
  14. Engaging in any conduct that security personnel deem to be disruptive to the management or progress of the match, or to be a nuisance or danger to others, or to have the potential to do so.
  15. Making discriminatory or insulting remarks or actions regarding race, skin color, sex, language, religion, politics, or origin, etc.
  16. In addition to the above, making statements or taking actions that violate public order and morals.

Article 6 Compliance Regulations

Anyone who wishes to enter or has entered the Facility must comply with the following requirements:
  1. If requested, present your ticket, identification, pass, etc.
  2. To ensure safety, please cooperate with inspections of baggage, personal belongings, etc.
  3. Follow the instructions, guidance, and directions of security personnel or law enforcement authorities.

Article 7 Reasons for Refusal to Sale

The organizer will not sell tickets to any person who falls under any of the following items. Furthermore, if such a person obtains a ticket themselves or through a third party, the organizer may refuse entry to that person in accordance with Article 9.
  1. Any person who belongs to an organized crime group or a similar antisocial force (hereinafter referred to as "organized crime group, etc.") (hereinafter referred to as "organized crime group member, etc.")
  2. A person who has not yet passed five years since leaving an organized crime group
  3. A person who uses organized crime groups or members of organized crime groups for the purpose of obtaining personal or third party benefits
  4. A person who is involved in the maintenance or operation of an organized crime group, etc., by providing funds, etc., or convenience to an organized crime group, etc., or members of an organized crime group, etc.
  5. A person who has a socially reprehensible relationship with a member of an organized crime group, etc.
  6. Anyone who obtains an admission ticket for the purpose of violating Article 8
  7. Any other person who the organizer determines has a reasonable reason not to sell tickets to.

Article 8 Prohibition of Reproduction, etc.

No person may allow a third party to resell (including through internet auctions) tickets or obtain other means of tickets without the permission of the organizer. However, this does not apply to cases where the resale is based on a special relationship with the third party, such as family, friends, business associates, or similar, and is not conducted for profit or as a business.

Article 9 Refusal of entry, expulsion, and confiscation of property

  1. The operation and safety manager may refuse entry to anyone who violates the provisions of Article 4, Article 5 or Article 6, or who falls under the provisions of Article 7, order them to leave the facility, and take any other necessary measures, such as confiscating any of the items listed in Article 4.
  2. The organizers or managers may claim compensation from any person falling under the above paragraph for any damage suffered by the organizers or managers (including any damage suffered by the Club as a result of sanctions imposed on the Club as a result of the violation by that person).
  3. The Operations and Safety Officer may refuse entry to any GAMBA OSAKA official match that falls under the first paragraph and may request the return of tickets.
  4. Anyone who is refused entry or removed from the premises by the operations and security personnel will not be able to request a refund of the ticket purchase price.

Article 10 Delegation of Authority

The Operations and Safety Manager may delegate his/her authority over a particular facility to others.