Saluki Athletics announces no pet policy at Abe Martin Field

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    March 27, 2007

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - In an effort to keep fans safe, Southern Illinois University Athletics has announced that no animals (except service animals) will be allowed anywhere at Abe Martin Field, including the Hill area. The new policy will go into effect immediately.

    "In order to provide the safest and most friendly environment for our fans, we feel it is best to not allow pets at Abe Martin Field and on the Hill," said Assistant Director of Athletics Jason King.

    Please observe the current Abe Martin Field and Hill Rules:
    1. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages.
    2. Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in immediate expulsion from the area. Profanity and personal attacks against the visiting team are strictly prohibited.
    3. No bottles or glass containers are allowed on the Hill.
    4. No music allowed during the game.
    5. No pets allowed anywhere at Abe Martin Field, including the Hill.