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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 15.54 Division IV Unlawful Conduct at Athletic Events

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DIVISION IV. UNLAWFUL CONDUCT AT ATHLETIC EVENTS

Chapter 15.54
Unlawful Conduct at Athletic Events

Sections:

15.54.010 Throwing articles.
15.54.020 Disturbing the peace of others.
15.54.030 Spectator going onto field.
15.54.040 Reading chapter to spectators.
15.54.050 Penalty for violation.
15.54.060 Penalty for second violation--Stay of sentence.

15.54.010 Throwing articles.

No person who is a spectator at any athletic event or exhibition shall throw, toss or deposit any bottle, can, metal, paper or debris or thing of any type or nature whatsoever onto the playing field, playing diamond, playing court, track, ring, stage, or any other playing or exhibition area, or any other restricted area immediately adjacent thereto, or at any person participating as a player, official or promoter or employee thereof.
(Ord. 61977 2, 1990: prior: Ord. 60029 2, 1986: Ord. 52137 2, 1963: 1960 C. 802.010.)

15.54.020 Disturbing the peace of others.

No person who is a spectator at an athletic event or exhibition where an admission fee is charged, shall disturb the peace of others by riotous or disorderly conduct; or by profane, obscene, indecent, lewd or offensive language, calculated to provoke a breach of the peace; or by violent, tumultuous, offensive or obstreperous conduct; or by assaulting, striking or fighting another at the athletic event.
(Ord. 61977 3, 1990.)

15.54.030 Spectator going onto field.

No person who is a spectator at any athletic event or exhibition where an admission fee is charged, shall go onto the playing field, playing diamond, playing court, track, ring, stage, or any other playing or exhibition area, or any other restricted area immediately adjacent thereto, designated as restricted by the promoter of the event or exhibition, without first obtaining the permission of the promoter thereof.
(Ord. 61977 4, 1990: prior: Ord. 60029 3, 1986: Ord. 52137 3, 1963: 1960 C. 802.020.)

15.54.040 Reading chapter to spectators.

Every person promoting any athletic event or exhibition to which the public is admitted and where a fee is charged, shall announce to the spectators before commencing the event or exhibition the contents of this chapter and the penalties for violation of this chapter.
(Ord. 61977 5, 1990: prior: Ord. 60029 4, 1986: Ord. 52137 4, 1963: 1960 C. 802.030.)

15.54.050 Penalty for violation.

Any person who shall violate the provisions of Sections 15.54.010, 15.54.020 and 15.54.030 shall upon the conviction be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days or by both fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 61977 6, 1990: prior: Ord. 60029 5, 1986: Ord. 52137 5, 1963: 1960 C. 802.040.)

15.54.060 Penalty for second violation--Stay of sentence.

Any person who shall violate the provisions of Sections 15.54.010, 15.54.020 and 15.54.030 for a second time within any consecutive 12-month period, upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than twenty (20) nor more than forty-five (45) days. Provided further that the City Court nor other court of appellant jurisdiction over any City Court shall not stay the execution of such sentence, or any part hereof, nor shall any such court grant probation or parole to any person convicted under the provisions of this chapter and notwithstanding the provisions of Chapters 16.04 and 16.08.
(Ord. 61977 7, 1990: prior: Ord. 57130 1, 1976: 1960 C. 802.050.)

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