by Taylor Sorrels (@taylorsorrels)
Louisville City FC announced this morning that, following several complaints from the Louisville Bats and some of the team owners on the field prior to the game last Saturday, a new fan conduct policy would be put in place for all remaining home games on the club’s schedule for 2015. “There was too much clapping and standing and noise in general,” said a source close to the Bats who chose to remain anonymous. “That’s not the kind of behavior we’re accustomed to here at Slugger Field.” As a result, Louisville City FC issued the following statement:
“We are very disappointed in the manner in which several groups of fans conducted themselves at Saturday’s match against St. Louis FC. This is not the behavior we expected from passionate soccer fans in Louisville. As a result, the following conduct and/or items are prohibited at Louisville City FC games, effective immediately:
‘Tifo’ larger than 2 feet x 3 feet
Standing, unless it is to buy licensed apparel from Louisville City FC
Hand gestures of any kind
Anything else we can think of and advise security personnel of without prior warning to said offending patron of Louisville City FC matches.
More as this story develops.