Between 30 and 40 fans are kicked out of the average NFL game, for being drunk, fighting, or other types of disorderly conduct.
And now, it’s going to be tougher for them to get back in. Fans thrown out of a stadium will have to take a four-hour online anger-management course that costs $75.
The course includes topics on the risk factors of alcohol abuse, skills for improving judgment, stress management, and, quote, “understanding the effect one has on the fan experience.” It was designed by a licensed psychotherapist.
At the end of the course, they’ll be given a psychological test before they’re allowed to attend another game. And they have to get 70% of the questions right to pass.
If they DON’T take the class and go to the stadium anyway, they can be arrested by security guards for trespassing. The Patriots, Jets, and Giants have had the policy since 2010, but the entire league will use it for the first time this season.