As previously mentioned, alcoholic beverages are not allowed inside Doak Campbell Stadium. Certain enclosed areas surrounding the stadium (i.e. University Club, Skyboxes, etc) do allow alcoholic beverages; however, these may NOT be brought into the patron seating area in the stadium or under the bleachers. Persons willfully violating this rule will be politely directed to leave the game. Persons who attempt to conceal alcoholic beverages in order to bring them into the stadium will be ejected from the game. Persons under 21 years of age who are in possession of an alcoholic beverage, or persons who willfully supply alcohol to persons under 21 years of age are subject to ejection from the game and arrest.
An ATM machine is available outside of the University Center Building B (across from the “Unconquered” statute) and 7 ATMs are available inside the stadium.
- Lower East – Gate L – Section 5
- South Endzone -Gate X – South Endzone
- Lower Gate D – Section 28-29
- Upper East – Near Section 10
- Upper South East -Near Section 318-319
- Upper South West – Near Section 29
- Upper West – Near Section 33
- All banners must be in good taste and not contain grotesque or suggestive expressions that reflect negatively upon Florida State University.
- Banners cannot cover any existing signs inside the stadium.
- Banners are not permitted on the overhang areas.
- Flags, Banners, or Poles will not be allowed in the seating area of the stadium.
Concessions and Food
A wide array of concessions are available inside the stadium during game time. These include, to name a few, burgers, pizza, pretzels, ice cream, sodas, coffee, sports drinks, water, hotdogs, nachos, and more.
The possession of illegal drugs is a violation of Florida law and in strictly enforced on the FSU campus. Persons who are in possession of illegal drugs are subject to arrest by police.
The FSU Police Department, local law enforcement partners, and other emergency management professionals go through great lengths to ensure the safety of game day patrons before, during, and after the game. In the event of an emergency during the game, officials have the capability of communicating with fans through the stadium public address system, the main video screen, televisions located near vending locations within the stadium in addition to other means of communication using the FSU Alert Emergency Notification System. Instructions will be given to fans regarding evacuation orders, or other information that may convey important emergency information. Fans should at all times carefully listen to instructions and follow them. Law enforcement officers and other public safety professionals are provided with emergency instructions and training to assist in the event of a major emergency.
For general law enforcement and medical needs, the stadium is fully staffed with law enforcement officers and medical professionals. Some important numbers to remember are:
- Stadium Police Sub-Station: 644-1980
- Report Unruly Fans – 645-JERK (5375) or text keyword: fsufan and message to 35842
- Emergencies Inside and Outside the Stadium – 911
- Main Line Campus Police – 850-644-1234
- Main Line Tallahassee Police – 850-891-420
Contact the Stadium Police Substation to report any police or medical emergency. Note that the Tallahassee Fire Department also assigns firefighters to the game for fire and rescue emergencies.
Law enforcement officials operate strategically located cameras to allow for monitoring of events and activities taking place in and around the stadium. These sophisticated devices are able to view large areas, or zoom in on individuals who may be causing disturbances. Please note that when officers are called to an area in the stands, cameras are trained on the area to monitor and record activities.
All ticket holders and their belongings may be searched upon entry into stadium. If ticket holders elect not to consent to the searches they will be denied entry into the stadium without refund.
- Alcohol or illegal drugs
- Weapons or explosives
- Food or beverage from outside the stadium
- Coolers or containers, including cans, cups and bottles
- Bags larger than 12″ x 12″ x 12″
- Chairbacks with arms or larger than a single seat
- Artificial noisemakers (whistles, bells, air horns, etc.)
- Video equipment, tape recorders, cameras with lenses longer than 6″
- Sticks, poles, flags or signs
- Laser pointers
- Pets (except special service animals)
- Beach balls or other airborne objects
Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of the law enforcement officials as dictated by increased threat conditions.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of Doak Campbell Stadium with the exception of the designated smoking areas located at Gate B and L ground floor and the open air decks.
Special Care Populations
Wristbands will be made available in the Police Substation (located at Gate C) that can be adhered to the wrist of special care individuals. This wristband will assist law enforcement and first responders in the event the individual is lost. Responsible persons can write on the wristbands any emergency contact information they deem necessary. This is a free service.
From time to time, there is confusion over seats associated with tickets. Normally, this is merely a misunderstanding. If a ticket/seat dispute cannot be resolved, please contact the nearest Event Staff person or law enforcement officer for assistance.
Use of Student Identification
Persons who are not FSU students may not use another person’s FSU Student ID to gain entry to the game with a student ticket. Student tickets are for the exclusive use of FSU students with their assigned identification card. Students may not lend their student identification to another person to allow that person to enter the stadium with a student ticket. Unlawful use of student identification for this purpose is a violation of the FSU Student Code of Conduct as well as Florida law. Persons who are found in violation are subject to referral to the Dean of Students Office and/or arrest. In the event that an ID is being used for unlawful purposes, it will be confiscated by law enforcement.
Persons who are in possession of a student ticket may upgrade the ticket at the stadium ticket office, after which they may enter and enjoy the game.
Other Prohibited Activities
- Body passing – this activity is very dangerous due to fall hazards
- Throwing Beach Balls in the stands, etc – these will be confiscated by game staff.
- Unruly or offensive behavior – we all want to cheer for the Seminoles, but please keep behavior fun and in the spirit of good sportsmanship.
- Fighting is not tolerated
Weapons are prohibited on the Florida State University Campus at all times including football games. Fan may not store firearms or other weapons in their vehicles parked on campus while attending the game. Possession of a firearm or weapon on the FSU campus constitutes a felony and violators are subject to arrest pursuant to Florida Statute 790.115.
References: Florida State University, Seminoles.com