i cross the KS/MO line alot so i figure I need to know
In Florida we cannot carry to sporting events. Paid events like concerts and such yes, sporting events no
what archer said.
I live right outside of downtown RVA, great excuse to carry if you needed one.
Well there's nothing that says you can't carry into sporting events. However when we got to the entrance gate yesterday I was stopped by the staff because of my pocket knife and told I absolutely could not enter with that. I almost told the guy "Well if you don't like the pocket knife, the .38 on my side isn't going to make your day any better" but I restrained myself, returned to my vehicle stored my knife and LCR in the center console (just to be safe, I didn't want to have to walk back to the car again haha.) Once I got back to the entrance the ticket taker asked me if I had put anything in my left pocket to which I replied "No" that I only had my wallet and cell phone on me. He did not seem to believe me at all but allowed me to enter. I must say it wasn't a pleasant experience at all and I probably won't be going to another Squirells game anytime soon! Also I can see everyone had a blast with the flying squirrel comments!
Just a side note for the RVA area guys. The Diamond is in a bad enough area. Just wait until the build a new stadium. Especially if they put it in the Shockoe Bottom area, like they've talked about. Between the normal weekend robberies, muggings, shooting, flooding whenever it rains hard and roads that can't handle the normal daily traffic, it will be a dream (as in nightmare) location.
Sorry I'm late to this thread, but you can carry at the Diamond no problem. Its owned by the City of Richmond so pre-emption applies.
In fact, we were sponsors there for their first year and I made damn sure that they knew that carry was allowed.
We moved back to SW MO recently after we retired, having lived in the Richmond, VA area for about 35 years. Richmond is a definite "always carry" area, and I had my concealed carry permit the last 10 years we were there. My wife worked down town, and luckily had parking in her building, or that would have been a real problem! Richmond after dark is scary as far as I'm concerned. Any time we had to go into the city after dark I was carrying, and I don't care what part of town we're talking about here. For several years, Richmond had the "distinct honor" of being in the top 5 for murders in the country.
Believe me when I say it's nice to be in an area like the Ozarks where you're not having to look over your shoulder all the time!
Here in Richmond, TX they are considered GOOD EATING !
I don't know about the carry questions, but I would suggest eating up the street at Buzz and Neds.