In an effort curb unruly fan behavior, the Seattle Seahawks announced Wednesday that undercover Seattle police officers will wear opposing team apparel at games, beginning with Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Seahawks hope the plan will ensure a safe environment for all fans, and especially those of the visiting team, who sometimes become the victims of verbal or physical abuse. Any rowdy fans asked to leave by police or staff members will have to complete a four-hour educational course at their own cost before they can attend any events at the stadium again, according to ESPN.
The move comes less than two weeks after the Seahawks began using non-uniformed police to monitor conduct at CenturyLink Field. The San Francisco 49ers have taken similar measures.