Carry at Professional Sporting Events

Carry at Professional Sporting Events

This is a discussion on Carry at Professional Sporting Events within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Do you typically carry when you go to professional sporting events? I go to MLB baseball and NHL hockey games in Boston often, and would ...

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    Carry at Professional Sporting Events

    Do you typically carry when you go to professional sporting events? I go to MLB baseball and NHL hockey games in Boston often, and would like to carry but never do since the stadiums and arenas here all have no firearm policies, and they do frisk/wand (as as you might expect, this done with more vigor since the Marathon bombing). Even though it's not technically illegal to do so, I don't want the headache.

    Is this the case pretty much everywhere (no carrying allowed in ballparks, etc.) around the country? I'm sure I could try to research this state by state, stadium by stadium...but not looking for a project


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    It's illegal to carry to professional sporting events here in Texas. Our law states this

    Quote Originally Posted by PC 46.035. UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER.
    (2) on the premises where a high school, collegiate, or professional sporting event or interscholastic event is taking place, unless the license holder is a participant in the event and a handgun is used in the event;

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    I haven't been to a pro sporting event (beside minor league baseball) in over a decade. I would suggest that you check your local and state laws, and then the polices of the stadium or arena where the event is being held.

    This should inform you are your carry options
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    I carry to the MLB games here even though its against the stadium rules, I don't feel safe walking the dark streets downtown back to my car post game unless I have one of my little buddies along.

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    Can not do it in my state if there are 2500 seats or more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Can not do it in my state if there are 2500 seats or more...
    This ^^^^. Wish i could though.
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    Illegal in Florida too so I stopped going to them. Let's face it, stadiums are often located in the low income areas because land is cheaper there. I saw my share of fights outside and inside stadiums growing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Dog View Post
    Illegal in Florida too so I stopped going to them. Let's face it, stadiums are often located in the low income areas because land is cheaper there. I saw my share of fights outside and inside stadiums growing up.
    true. The old Amway Arena in Orlando was smack dab in the middle of the hood. The new Amway Center is a little better, and metal detectors are present
    at the door, so my Magic games are unarmed.

    ....as you stated, not legal to carry to organized sporting events under the Florida Statutes.
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    Illegal here plus gun buster signs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roost426 View Post
    I carry to the MLB games here even though its against the stadium rules, I don't feel safe walking the dark streets downtown back to my car post game unless I have one of my little buddies along.
    Just curious what happens if you were to get caught? Where I live, I have no doubt a person would be arrested since it is against Fla Statues.
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    The nearest professional sports arena to me is in Washington D.C. Need I say more?
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    In California those entering get frisked. No weapons permitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    ....as you stated, not legal to carry to organized sporting events under the Florida Statutes.
    What the FL statute 790.06 actually says about prohibiting firearms for sporting events is: "Any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms"; not "organized" sports events. It would still be legal at Little League, PeeWee football, etc.
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    In Michigan, sports arenas of any kind (even t-ball) are gun free zones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetfuelrm View Post
    Just curious what happens if you were to get caught? Where I live, I have no doubt a person would be arrested since it is against Fla Statues.
    Here in Mass, as I understand the law, there is no risk of arrest, however, you may get your LTC pulled based on "suitability" by the licensing authority (Chief of Police) if he is contacted by the Boston Police on how you tried to carry into Fenway Park where they have a policy of "no firearms". The Chief could determine you are no longer a suitable person.

    And the even bigger problem is you can't even possess a handgun in Mass. without a License to Carry!

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