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ADA Accommodations

        
  • Animals: Certified service animals or service animals in training for guests with disabilities are welcome at Homewood Field. All animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times.     
  • Parking: Accessible parking is available at the Homewood Field parking lot between the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the stadium off of University Parkway. Vehicles must display a proper tag for access. A person with a disability must be in the vehicle. Cost to park will be equivalent to the lowest parking fee used on that day, typically $5-10.     
  • A drop off zone for those with disabilities is located on Goodnow Dr. off of University Parkway in front of the Athletic Center.     
  • Restrooms: Once inside the stadium, accessible stalls are located underneath the press box and in Schelle Pavilion.     
  • Seating: Patrons with disabilities are able to view our games from field level in front of the bleacher seating areas.

Alcohol
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the stadium. University security, staff or contracted officers will confiscate any prohibited beverages.

ATM's
An ATM is located inside the Ralph O'Connor Recreation Center.

Banners and Signage
Derogatory or profane signs, banners, clothing items & language are prohibited in the stadium

Blue Jays Unlimited
Blue Jays Unlimited (BJU) is comprised of a group of volunteer alumni, friends and staff dedicated to support and promote the athletics programs at Johns Hopkins University. BJU is committed to providing support for annual fund raising and recognition activities for intercollegiate athletics. Money raised by BJU is used to enhance the Hopkins experience for all student-athletes. For more information about how you can impact the athletes, please contact the office at bju@jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-6132.

Broadcasts
Some home games are broadcast on WJHU (internet only) at the following link:
http://www.wjhuradio.com/

Buses
No charter buses are permitted on campus on game days. Only visiting team buses and Johns Hopkins Athletics sponsored buses are permitted to park on campus. Buses may park on Johns Hopkins Eastern Campus if space permits. Please see a Johns Hopkins University security officer for directions to Eastern Campus.

Code of conduct
The NCAA and Johns Hopkins University promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial or sexist comments, or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco products is strictly prohibited.

Concessions
Concession stands are located at the stadium and offer a variety of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are not sold or permitted inside the stadium. Cash only please, as credit cards are not accepted.

Emergency inside stadium
For any emergency, including medical emergencies, while inside the stadium, notify the nearest security officer or First Aid staff at the red tent located under the main scoreboard.

Evacuation
In the event of an emergency, stadium staff will utilize the public address system to inform patrons of the situation and any instructions as applicable. All exits and emergency exits in the stadium are clearly marked.

In the case of lightening, teams will be directed to exit the field and all guests will be asked to leave the bleachers and return to their vehicles or seek shelter under Schelle Pavilion. Access is not permitted inside the Athletic Center.

Field access
Only authorized persons with proper credentials are allowed on the field. Fans entering the field area without proper credentials are subject to removal from the stadium. Credentials for field access are not available for purchase.

First Aid/EMS
The first aid station is located under the red tent near the scoreboard. If you are in need of medical attention, please notify a security officer. Stadium staff is trained to call for immediate response and assistance in emergency situations.

Game dates and times
Johns Hopkins Football game dates and times are subject to change. In the event a game date or time change should occur, the information will be immediately posted on www.hopkinssports.com and will be communicated through the local media.

Game Programs & Media Guides
Game programs and media guides are available for purchase during Hopkins Football home games at the center gates near Schelle Pavilion and near our main concession stand near the team entrance to the field. Cash only please, as credit cards or checks are not accepted.

Hotels
Johns Hopkins encourages our fans to support our hotel partners when in town for games. Below is contact information for special Hopkins rates.

     Inn at the Colonnade - (Across from Homewood Field) - 410/235-5400
     Fairfield Inn & Suites - (Downtown Baltimore) - 410/837-9900
     Crowne Plaze - (Lutherville/Timonium - North of Campus) - 410/252-7373

Lost and found
Any items lost or found at Hopkins Football games should be turned into or can be found at the Ralph O'Connor Recreation Center main desk.

Mascot
The Blue Jay makes several appearances at Hopkins football games.

Merchandise Booth
Our bookstore will be onsite offering a selection of Johns Hopkins Blue Jay and Hopkins Football gear. Items will include sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, jackets and much more.

Noisemakers
Centennial Conference and NCAA rules prohibit artificial noisemakers from being brought inside the stadium. This includes, but is not limited to, all horns (including air horns), cow bells and whistles. Prohibited items will be confiscated.

Parking
Public parking is available in the following campus garages beginning 2 hours prior to kickoff for a nominal fee along with various metered locations:

        
  • Homewood Lot (off of University Parkway and between the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Homewood Field)

Pets
Johns Hopkins asks that spectators refrain from bringing their pets (of any size) to any competitions held at Homewood Field.

Post Season
For post season competition details please refer back to our website, www.hopkinssports.com for information regarding tickets, parking, game times, etc.

Prohibited items

        
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited     
  • Derogatory or profane signs, banners, clothing items and language are prohibited along with signs attached to sticks     
  • Pets are prohibited within the seating areas but if leashed can remain in the area behind the goals     
  • Cans, bottles, containers, coolers or outside food may not be brought into Homewood Field     
  • Bikes, skateboards, skates and related items are not permitted     
  • Approved noisemaking devices are permitted     
  • Weapons are prohibited     
  • A Field pass or security clearance is required to enter onto the field.

Security
Suspicious activity, disruptive patrons and guest-related problems should be reported to a security officer immediately. Uncooperative patrons showing disregard for other patrons, the stadium or the teams may be ejected from the facility. Intoxicated fans will not be allowed into the stadium. An ejected patron will not be allowed to return for the remainder of the game. Re-entry by an ejected patron is grounds for arrest.

Smoking policy
Smoking is not permitted at Homewood Field.

Solicitation
Johns Hopkins University does not permit unauthorized soliciting or collecting of contributions, vending, distribution of fliers or other promotional/advertising materials on University property.

Special announcements
Special announcements on the public address system and scoreboard are limited to medical and police emergencies. Johns Hopkins Athletics does not announce or display birthday, anniversary or other personal messages on the public address system or scoreboard.

Tailgating
Tailgating is permitted in parking areas surrounding Homewood Field.

Post game tailgates for visiting teams are not permitted in the Athletic Center. If indoor space is needed please contact our Assistant AD for Operations.

Water fountains
Water fountains are located under Schelle Pavilion and outside the Athletic Center near the main concession stand.

Weapons
No weapons of any kind are permitted in Homewood Field, in the Newton White Athletic Center, or in any designated Johns Hopkins venue. This policy includes weapons used by off-duty law enforcement officers.

Webcasting
The Johns Hopkins Department of Athletics offers free live video webcasting of selected athletic events throughout the year. Fans can visit the All-Access section of the athletics web site (www.HopkinsSports.com) for a complete listing (listing updated prior to each season). For away games, fans should visit the web site of the host school to see if similar services are offered.

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