Aug 29, 2013 1:09 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Fans asked to behave during Rocky Mountain Showdown

University of Colorado Boulder officials are urging CU fans to behave at this year's Rocky Mountain Showdown this Sunday.

Along with sportsmanship, fans are also being encouraged to take buses or carpool with a designated driver to the 4 p.m. Rocky Mountain Showdown football game with Colorado State University on Sunday, Sept. 1.

"The Rocky Mountain Showdown with CSU is a great rivalry on the field, but off the field it's a chance to showcase the achievements of our two great universities," said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. "In that spirit, we both want our student bodies and fans to be safe, be respectful of one another, demonstrate sportsmanship and represent our two universities with pride and character at all opportunities."

Leaders from CU Student Government also are urging students to show school spirit in a respectful and responsible manner.

"On Sunday, with our students, our players and notably our reputation on such a public platform it is imperative that we hold our heads high with dignity and conduct ourselves in a manner befitting our name," the tri-executives said in a statement.

Students and all other fans should be aware that there will be a large contingent of uniformed and plain-clothes police officers assigned to the event.

Officers will be directed to strictly enforce all local and state laws and special attention will be focused on alcohol possession and consumption.

Violators will be cited and/or arrested for violations and individuals found to be under the influence of alcohol that may pose a danger to themselves or others may be placed in a detoxification facility.

The names of all students cited, arrested and/or ejected from the property for any reason will be shared with the CU and CSU Offices of Student Conduct and students may face administrative sanctions upon their return to campus.

Fans with concerns about behavior while at Sports Authority Field can text RESPECT plus the message to 78247 or call the Fan Behavior Hotline at 720-258-3850 on game days.

No kegs are allowed on any Sports Authority Field property, including all parking lots. Sports Authority Field staff will be in the parking lots and will seize any banned items, including kegs. Sports Authority Field staff may eject unruly patrons from the site, including parking lots, and may seize their event tickets.




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