JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three people were issued “formal stadium ejection notices” after a brawl that happened in the stands of TIAA Bank Field during Jacksonville’s preseason game on Aug. 20 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a Jaguars spokesperson.
The spokesperson said they are still attempting to identify others who were involved.
The three fans who received the notices were also ejected from the game, according to the spokesperson.
The notices mean that they cannot enter any NFL stadium until they complete a four-hour online Fan Code of Conduct class, which costs $250 to enroll.
According to the Fan Code of Conduct Class website, the course is meant to “educate our guests about the risk of alcohol use, abuse, dependence and addiction as well as better understanding the Code of Conduct of our stadium.” The website also states that $50 of the course fee will be donated to the Jaguars’ charity of choice at the end of the year.
Punches were thrown in the stands with only nine minutes left in the game against the Steelers. The fight was recorded by at least one fan with a cellphone and went viral.
The video begins with a man with a beard hitting a man in a pink shirt in the face. It then devolves into chaos with several people seen brawling in a cluster with some pouring drinks. They continue to go at it, with the fight spilling into the stairway after another 30 seconds. Security shows up after about a minute.
A fan posted on social media that he threw the first punch because someone used a racial slur about his heritage.
One of the people seen in the video, Nathan Lawrence, was arrested on charges of resisting police, disorderly intoxication and trespassing.