Athletic Events Photography Policy

Massachusetts Maritime Photographer/Videographer Sideline Policy

All photographers/videographers must have permission from the Mass Maritime sports information office to shoot at Mass Maritime athletics events and from inside the Clean Harbors Stadium fenced area.  

In general, only credentialed/ approved media members in a working capacity are permitted at field level during the game. Photographers must adhere to all sideline regulations and are asked to be considerate of other photographers.

Photographers and/or Media members on the sideline are not to enter the bench area and are asked not to shoot into the bench area from directly behind it. Please stay 10 yards away from the benches and/or midfield substitution areas at all times as to not interfere with the operation of the contest.

Photographers must keep back a reasonable distance from the field as to not interfere with play, referees, chain gang, ball boys, or other game staff.

Photographers are asked to not block the view of spectators. No grips or assistants are permitted at field level unless previously granted permission from the Mass Maritime athletic department staff.

Standard media “No Cheering” Policies will be enforced for all photographers.

**ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS/MEDIA WORKING ON THE FIELD ASSUME ALL RISK FOR THEIR PERSONAL SAFETY AND ACKNOWLEDGE RISK OF INJURY FROM PLAY SPILLING OFF THE FIELD, BALLS, STICKS OR OTHER SPORTING EQUIPMENT THAT MAY LEAVE THE FIELD OF PLAY, OR ANY OTHER ROUTINE OPERATION OF A SPORTING EVENT.**

All photography will be in compliance with NCAA and Mass Maritime rules and policies. Images may not be sold for commercial purposes, nor may any athlete’s image be used for commercial purposes without permission of the Mass Maritime athletics department to ensure compliance with NCAA Rules at all times.

CLEAN HARBORS ATHLETIC CENTER: Above polices are in effect.  Photographers are restricted to shooting from the baseline areas unless otherwise permitted. Please keep clear of team bench areas and scorers’ table.  Do not block the view of spectators in the bleachers. Stay back from baseline to not interfere with officials or competition.

COMMODORE HENDY BASEBALL FIELD and ALISON ROLLINS SOFTBALL FIELD:  Above policies are in effect.  Photographers without special permission are not permitted within the fenced area (i.e. – not permitted within the field of play or foul territory). Do not block the view of spectators in the bleachers.

VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE POLICIES DESCRIBED ABOVE IS GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE FIELD AND/OR THE MASS MARITIME ACADEMY CAMPUS, AND/OR FUTURE ATHLETICS EVENTS.

The above regulations are in effect for all sporting events; they may be modified in event of NCAA, ECAC, MASCAC, MIAA, or other governing bodies which host events at Mass Maritime athletic facilities

To request credentials in advance of an event, contact the Mass Maritime sports information office at 508-830-5049.