Michigan Stadium bans selfie sticks, drones

University of Michigan football fans will have to revert back to the old-fashioned way of doing things if they want to take a “selfie” inside Michigan‘s football Stadium from now on.

Starting this September, the popular portrait producing “selfie stick” is banned from “The Big House,” according to an announcement made by Michigan officials. The school has also added a clause that will not allow drones to fly in or around the stadium.

“The mention of selfie sticks is to be clear to the public that the sticks are included in the traditional prohibition of flagpoles, tripods, and projectiles,” said Diane Brown, a spokeswoman for U-M’s Division of Safety and Security, in a Mlive.com article by Jeremy Allen.

Brown emphasized in the article that the ban follows a trend that has been implemented at other stadiums across the nation.

And not just stadiums, the ban of selfie sticks and social media as a whole has been banned from popular landmarks across the world, such as Disneyland, Chicago’s largest music festival, Lollapalooza; the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

As far as drones go, it seems to make sense to ban an object that could be distracting and somewhat harmful to fans, players, and coaches, etc. during the game.

The new clause added to the banned items list on drones reads: “The possession and operation of unmanned and/or remote controlled aircraft (drone) is prohibited at Michigan Stadium and surrounding area. Any person who knowingly or willfully violates the rules pertaining to operations in this airspace may be subject to certain criminal penalties.”

Jeremy Allen printed a complete list of the dos and don’ts of Michigan Stadium which you can read here.

U-M fans better take note.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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