§ 1 Area of validity
These house rules are an integral part of the admission of visitors and employees to the premises of the Olympiastadion Berlin. The house rules are valid for the entire fenced area of the stadium, parking lot O4, parking lot O5 and the Olympiastadion Berlin. They are valid for all events that take place as well as on days when no events take place.
§ 2 Purpose of house rules
The purpose of these house rules is
1. to prevent harm to people and belongings,
2. to protect the stadium from damages and pollution,
3. to ensure undisturbed events,
4. to retain the culturally historical character of the stadium and the property as a monument on a long term basis.
§ 3 Conduct on the property
1. Only those persons carrying a valid ticket or otherwise valid entry authorization are allowed on the property. Entry authorizations or tickets are to be presented to police or security on or during entry of the property if requested. Furthermore, valid identification is to be presented to security personnel or police if requested.
2. Driving and parking on the property is only allowed with a valid authorization. Restrictions may apply. The road traffic regulations (StVO) apply on the entire property.
3. Spectators are to take the seat they have been allotted for the respective event or game. Authorization documents contain rules that are to be followed at all times. Only official paths are to be used on the entire property.
§ 4 Entry
1. Every visitor to the stadium grounds will follow all instructions of security personnel. The visitor will present his/her ticket to security personnel or police when entering the property. Non-compliance with security personnel or police will lead to refusal of entry. The validity and use of tickets can be found in the ticketing conditions of each event’s organiser.
2. Security personnel is authorized by the event organiser to deny entry to those persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol, those carrying weapons or other dangerous materials, or those persons presenting a risk to the security of other visitors or the stadium; with the help of technical equipment. Security personnel are allowed to search those persons’ clothes and belongings if the aforementioned person agrees to the search. Technical equipment may also be used to search people and belongings.
3. Those persons who cannot present entry authorization, those persons who present a risk to the security of other visitors or the stadium and/or those persons who do not follow instructions of security personnel or police are to be denied entry and hindered from attempting to enter the stadium. This also applies to those persons who have been issued a national or international stadium entry denial. These aforementioned persons do not have a right of reimbursement for entry fees.
§ 5 Conduct while on the property
1. All persons entering the property will exert such a behaviour as to not harm, injure, endanger or – as best as possible – to obstruct or disturb others.
2. All persons entering the property will follow the instructions of police officers, fire department personnel, rescue teams, security personnel or the stadium announcer. Those who neglect to follow these instructions can be ejected from the property by police or security personnel.
3. All visitors to the property will take the seat they have been assigned and will only use those paths and entryways needed to reach their seats. For security reasons and in order to prevent dangerous situations, all visitors will follow instructions from police or security personnel to take different seats than the ones assigned – even in different blocks.
4. All entry and exit ways as well as emergency and rescue team exits and entrances are to be clear at all times. In order to prevent danger to life, health or property, other security measures may be taken that are not mentioned in these house rules. Instructions from police or security personnel are to be followed at all times.
5. All persons entering the property are requested to dispose of all trash, empty containers and packaging in the trashcans on the property. Visitors are requested to follow the guidelines for separation of waste materials.
6. All persons, by entering the property, agree to have their picture and voice used for photographs, live and non-transmissions and recordings of picture or sound of the respective event attended; at the time of the event and in the future. Section 23, Para. 2 of the German Kunsturhebergesetz (law on artistic copyrights) shall remain unaffected.
§ 6 Stadium entry denials
1. If not authorised by the stadium operating company (OSta BG) and the event organiser, no persons will be allowed to carry the following objects with them on stadium grounds:
a. Racist, Nazi or political propaganda material;
b. Weapons of all sorts;
c. Things and objects that can be used as weapons or throwing objects;
d. Gas spraying cans, corrosive, flammable, colouring substances, or containers with substances that are a danger to health or are easily flammable. Exceptions are regular lighters.
e. Bottles (including PET and plastic bottles), cups, cans or other objects that are made of glass or another breakable, splintering or especially hard material (non-alcoholic beverages may be brought on stadium grounds in beverage cartons up to 0.25 liters capacity) ;
f. Bulky objects such as ladders, stools, (folding) chairs, boxes, big bags, backpacks, suitcases;
g. Fireworks, flares, smoke powder, smoke grenades or other pyrotechnical objects;
h. Flag or sign poles measuring more than 1 metre in length or 3 centimetres in diameter as well as what is known as two pole banners; (the material of any flags and banners brought along, and admitted, respectively, must be classified as „hardly inflammable”);
i. Large quantities of paper or paper rolls;
j. Mechanically or electronically operating noisemakers such as megaphones and air horns;
k. Alcohol or drinks containing alcohol;
m. Laser pointer;
n. Reflex cameras and other photo cameras with detachable zoom lenses, video cameras or other sound and picture recording devices (unless with prior approval from the organizer);
o. All devices used to transmit or distribute sounds, pictures, descriptions or event results over the internet or other mediums;
p. Any advertising, commercial, political or religious objects including banners, signs, symbols and handbills.
2. If not otherwise authorized by the stadium operating company (OSta BG) and the event organiser, no person will be allowed to:
a. Enter the stadium infield or the pitch;
b. Distribute, express or display political, racist or Nazi propaganda, actions or emblems;
c. Climbing on or over and crossing facades, fences, walls, lighting poles, camera stands, trees, poles of any kind and roofs as well as any other climbable object;
d. Enter any area (i.e. function rooms, VIP-areas, media and press areas, etc.) not accessible to the general public or that no entry authorization can be presented for;
e. Throw objects of any kind, spill any kind of fluids, especially if action takes place toward other persons or the infield or pitch;
f. Ignite fire, fireworks, flares, smoke powder, smoke grenades or other pyrotechnical objects;
g. Sell merchandise, other objects or tickets, distribute printed materials or collect things;
h. Draw, write, or place stickers on anything on the property;
i. Urinate or defecate in any area not specified as bathrooms or toilets, pollute the property through throwing away of any object – trash, packaging, empty containers, etc.;
j. Restrict or impair foot and motorized traffic lanes, entrances and exits to the spectator areas and emergency exits;
k. Stand on the seats in the blocks;
l. Transmit, distribute or record sounds, pictures, descriptions or event results (unless for personal use) over the internet or other mediums or to support other persons in doing so;
m. Commercially distribute pictures or photographs taken on the property.
3. Any unauthorized entry to the infield or pitch will be handled as follows (§ 6 Article. 2a):
a. The stadium operating company (OSta BG) or the respective event organiser will raise a complaint to prosecute any act of breach of the peace of the house pursuant to Section 123 of the German Criminal Code.
b. The stadium visitor will be ejected from the current event or game and will leave the property immediately.
c. The stadium visitor will pay a fee of 1.000 € to the stadium operating company (OSta BG) or the event organiser. This fee does not include any damage to persons or property.
§ 7 Liability
The stay on the premises is at one’s own risk.
In accordance with the statutory provisions, the stadium operating company (OSta BG) or the respective event organiser shall be fully liable for damages culpably inflicted to life, body and health by the stadium operating company (OSta BG) or the respective event organiser, his legal representatives or his vicarious agents.
Otherwise, the stadium operating company (OSta BG) or the respective event organiser shall only be liable for damages caused by himself, his legal representatives or vicarious agents either wilfully or grossly negligently, except if essential contractual obligations are concerned.
Any liability on the part of the stadium operating company (OSta BG) or the respective event organiser in cases other than wilful conduct is limited to the replacement of foreseeable and contractually typical damage, except if essential contractual obligations have been violated grossly negligently.
Any accident or damage must be notified immediately.
§ 8 Violation
Any administrative offence will be dealt with in accordance with the local police regulations.
Upon entry to the premises of the Olympiastadion Berlin, the house rules valid for the Olympiastadion Berlin will have binding effect. In purchasing an entrance or authorisation ticket visitors acknowledge the binding effect of the terms of the house rules valid for the Olympiastadion.
These house rules can be viewed at all entrances to the stadium.
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