Ground Rules

Ground Rules




These Stadium Rules together with the relevant national laws (including Indian laws), shall apply to all ticket and/or accreditation holders who enter stadium premises used in connection with the tournament of the 2023-24 Indian Super League (hereinafter ‘SL) organized by Football Sports Development Limited hereinafter FSDL)

The JLN Stadium (hereinafter ‘Stadium) as referred to in these Stadium Rules shall include all areas within the stadium premises and its immediate vicinity where a KBFC home match will be played or has been played that are only accessible with a match ticket (hereinafter Ticket) and/or a ISL 2023-24 accreditation (hereinafter ‘Accreditation), including all entrances and exits.

These Stadium Rules shall replace for the period during which a Ticket or Accreditation is needed to enter the Stadium, the stadium rules of the Stadium which govern other matches and/or events played and/or held at the Stadium during other periods


  • Entrance to the Stadium shall only be authorized upon presentation of a valid Ticket and/or Accreditation for each individual person, above the age of three The Ticket and/or Accreditation must be shown for inspection at the entrance and inside the Stadium at the request of any person appointed by the FSDL and/or KBFC, or a police officer if requested, proof of identity shall be shown in the form of an official document. Failure to cooperate shall result in access to the Stadium being denied or expulsion from the Stadium
  • The validity and usability of Tickets or Accreditations shall be determined according to the relevant ISL 2023-24 terms and conditions Ticket or Accreditation holders may only enter the Stadium with a Ticket or Accreditation that is acquired/granted and used in compliance with such terms and conditions

Tickets or Accreditations that are acquired from illegal unauthorized sources shall be invalid.

  • Ticket holders under the age of 16 shall only be authorized to enter the Stadium with an accompanying adult who will be responsible for them. The accompanying adult shall also hold a valid Ticket.
  • Disabled persons shall be able to reach accessible areas via entrances provided for this purpose by presenting a valid Ticket for disabled persons Any accompanying person shall also hold a valid Ticket Proof of disability shall be shown at the request of any person appointed by the FSDL and/or KBFC at the request of any person appointed by them.
  • The driving and parking of vehicles inside the Stadium shall only be permitted with the special authorization of the FSDL and/or KBFC.


  • Every person entering the Stadium shall be obliged to show and if requested hand over for inspection their Ticket and/or Accreditation to a person appointed by the FSDL and/or KBFC, or a police officer
  • Any person appointed by the FSDL and/or KBFC or a police officer, shall be entitled to examine- including through the use of technical aids-whether persons represent a risk of potential disruption to public order in particular on the grounds that they have consumed alcohol or drugs or are in possession of weapons or other prohibited items Any qualified person appointed by the FSDL and/or KBFC or a police officer shat be entitled to search any person’s clothing and other items in their possession
  • Prohibited items will be confiscated by any person appointed by the FSDL and/or KBFCor will have to be left, when possible, at the deposit by its owner The above entities or their representatives) may refuse to store certain items at the deposit.
  • Any person who refuses to abide by the Stadium Rules or represents a security risk shall be turned away and denied access to the Stadium, without prejudice to any other action which may be taken against that person.
  • Any person who makes unauthorized use of a Ticket or is the subject of an applicate stadium ban shall be denied access to the Stadium and shall immediately return their ticket to the FSDL and/or KBFC (as instructed), in accordance with the Ticketing Sales Terms and Conditions Similar rules that apply to any use of an Accreditation that is not compliant with the Accreditation Terms and Conditions


All persons entering the Stadium shall

  • conduct themselves in such a way that they do not harm injure endanger, unnecessarily obstruct or annoy others or cause any damage.
  • Follow the instructions of persons appointed by the KBFC, or the police the fire brigade or other rescue services
  • occupy the seat allocated to them as indicated on their Ticket and use the appropriate access routes. A person shall be obliged to sit in a seat other than that indicated on their Ticket if asked to do so by a person appointed by the authorized club staff or a police officer for safety or major organizational/operations reasons
  • If person becomes aware of any damage caused to any property, or any accident of any kind that person should take immediate steps to inform any person appointed by club or a police officer
  • Access shall be strictly limited to what the holder of a Ticket, an Accreditation and/or when relevant a supplementary access device is entitled to
  • Further exceptional demands may be made in order to prevent, reduce or eliminate danger to life, health or property Instructions issued by a person appointed by the club or a police officer, must be followed and failure to cooperate may result in expulsion from the Stadium
  • Rubbish and empty packaging shall be placed in the bins and containers provided at the Stadium. Any arrangements for the separation of waste shall be respected.
  • Smoking including the use of e-cigarette products- shall be strictly prohibited in the Stadium
  • Betting activities shall be prohibited in the Stadium


  • All persons attending an ISL 2023-24 match shall acknowledge that use may be made, free of charge, of their voice, image and likeness in still images and audio-visual and/or audiovisual materials which are captured or recorded during their time in the Stadium and used simultaneously to their capture or any time afterwards in relation to that match or The ISL 2023-24 in general.
  • Persons attending The ISL 2023-24 match shall not record, use or transmit over the Internet. radio, television or any other current or future media, any sound images, recordings or descriptions of the Stadium or the match (including any result, statistics, information or other data relating to/of the match, in whole or in part)- or to assist any other person(s) conducting such activities-other than for private use.


The following items shall not be brought into the Stadium, unless authorized, as and when relevant, by the FSDL and/or KBFC

  • anything that could be adapted for use as a weapon, used to cut, thrust or stab with or used as a projectile, in particular long umbrellas, helmets and other unwieldy objects such as ladders, stools, (folding) chairs, boxes, large bags, rucksacks, suitcases and sports bags for the purposes of this rule. unwieldy shall mean, in principle, any objects which are larger than 25cm x 25cm x 25cm or which cannot be stowed under the seat in the Stadium
  • Bottle jugs or cans of any kind, as well as other objects made from plastic, glass or any other fragile, non-shatterproof, except The ISL 2019-20 consigned cups or items required on duly evidenced medical grounds
  • Fireworks flares smoke powder. smoke bombs or other pyrotechnics
  • Gas spray cans, corrosive/flammable substances, dyes, or receptacles containing substances which harmful to health or highly flammable.
  • laser pointers:
  • Drones, flying objects.
  • weapons of any kind.
  • alcoholic beverages of any kind, drugs, stimulants or psychotropic substances (except substances required on duly evidenced medical grounds
  • Any insulting racist xenophobic, sexist (relating to either men or women), religious political or other illegal/prohibited material including discriminatory propaganda material.
  • Any promotional commercial objects or materials including banners, signs, symbols and leaflets
  • Flagpoles or banner poles of any kind Only flexible plastic poles and so-called double poles that do not exceed 1 (one) metre in length and 1 (one) cm in diameter shall be permitted.
  • Banners or flags larger than 20 (two) x 15 (one and a half) metres. Smaller flags and banners may be permitted, provided that they are made from materials which are deemed to be non-flammable and comply with French law. All such banners or flags shall be proactively presented for inspection by The FSDL and/or Club
  • Large quantities of paper and/or rolls of paper (n) electronically mechanically or manually operated sound-emitting devices such as megaphones klaxons or vuvuzelas
  • Professional cameras and video cameras or other professional sound or video recording equipment, understood that cameras video cameras and other sound or video recording equipment may be brought to the Stadium for private use and shall be accepted as such by The FSDL and/or Club
  • All devices used for the purposes of transmitting or disseminating any content in breach of Clause
  • Animals, except for guide and/or assistance dogs in compliance with French law

In case of any doubt with regards to any object brought to the Stadium, the relevant person appointed by The FSDL and/or Club, or a police officer shall be responsible for deciding which objects are prohibited or permitted in accordance with the Stadium Rules

It shall be strictly forbidden to do any of the following inside the Stadium

  • Throw objects or liquids of any kind, particularly in the direction of another person or in the direction of the area around the pitch or the pitch itself.
  • Start a fire. or let off or launch fireworks, flares or other pyrotechnics:
  • Express or disseminate insulting racist, xenophobic, sexist (relating to either men or women), religious political or other illegal/prohibited messages, particularly discriminatory propaganda messages:
  • Act in a way which may be interpreted by others as dangerous provocative threatening, discriminatory or offensive.
  • Sell goods or tickets, distribute material (including printed material) or any objects, or hold collections or carry out other promotional or commercial activities without prior written authorization from The Club
  • Climb on or over structures and installations not expressly intended for that purpose: (g) Write or paint on or affix anything to structural elements installations or pathways
  • Relieve oneself anywhere other than in the toilets, or litter the Stadium by discarding objects such as rubbish, packaging or empty containers.
  • Stand on seats in the spectator areas:
  • Disguise or camouflage oneself (in particular the face) in a way that hinders recognition of any other conduct which is prohibited.

The above list is not exhaustive

Unless otherwise authorized by The FSDL and/or Club it shall be strictly forbidden to do any of the

following inside the Stadium:

  • access areas (eg. function rooms or VIP and media areas) which are closed to the public or for which access is limited to holders of a specific Ticket, Accreditation and/or, when relevant, supplementary access device, if the person in question is not entitled to access such areas
  • Restrict or loiter in areas open to traffic, footpaths and roadways entrances and exits to visitor areas and emergency exits
  • Enter the pitch or the area around the pitch


Subject to any applicable laws any breach of the Stadium Rules may result in the following penalties being imposed

  • expulsion from the Stadium and possibly handing over to the police.
  • The banning of the offender from all Stadiums for part or all of the duration of The ISL in accordance with the Accreditation Terms and Conditions or the Ticketing Sales Terms and Conditions
  • The provision in accordance with applicable laws of the offender’s personal information to relevant national football associations and/or the police so that appropriate measures can be taken (eg. national stadium bans)he initiation of legal proceedings by The FSDL and/KBFC or any other authorized persons or entities penalties or remedies in compliance with French law

The FSDL and KBFC reserve the right to pursue any other legal remedies at their own discretion


To ensure the safety of the public, the Stadium is equipped with a video surveillance system controlled by judicial police officers images from which are likely to be used in the event of legal proceedings.


Within the limits imposed by applicable laws, persons entering the Stadium shall acknowledge that they do so at their own risk and that they may be liable for damage or loss resulting from their actions in the Stadium


  • Should any provisions of the Stadium Rules be declared void ineffective or unenforceable by any competent court, the remainder of the Stadium Rules shall remain in effect as if those voids; ineffective or unenforceable provisions had not existed
  • The FSDL and KBFC, reserve the right to make reasonable amendments to the Stadium Rules from time to time
  • Each Ticket or Accreditation applicant shall be informed of the publication of the above-mentioned new version via the email address provided at the time of his/her application (which may be changed from time to time, in accordance with the relevant terms and conditions) and it shall be that applicant’s responsibility to inform all the potential or actual Ticket or Accreditation holders covered by his/her application of such changes Each of those people shall then be entitled to cancel his/her application in accordance with the Accreditation Terms and Conditions or the Ticketing Sales Terms and Conditions as applicable


  • The Stadium Rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of India
  • All disputes arising from or related to the Stadium Rules shall be submitted to the competent court in Kerala India



Formed on 27th May 2014, Kerala Blasters FC is one of the eleven teams that is a part of the Indian Super League (ISL) since its inception, with its Home ground at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kaloor, Kochi.