LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Sports fans in Los Angeles are being held to a higher standard, thanks to a new code of conduct being issued to create guidelines for their game day behavior.

The code of conduct is being sponsored by the Los Angeles Sports Council, and it will apply at every venue where professional or college sports are played.

Every professional sports league has a fan code of conduct and teams have their own policies.

The new Southern California code won't replace those, but it will provide consistency by focusing on key principles that will be in effect at every venue.

The code will be publicized in various ways, perhaps including public service announcements featuring athletes and celebrities.

The L.A. Sports Council created a task force to issue guidelines for fan behavior, which became a major issue after the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium last year.

But the fan code of conduct was in the works even before that attack.

It goes back to conversation between officials of the Rose Bowl and UCLA about standardizing guidelines for fan behavior, according to David Simon, president of the L.A. Sports Council.

They contacted him and he organized a summit in June 2011 that brought together officials of teams, venues and local law enforcement agencies.

That meeting led to the creation of a Fan Behavior Task Force, which devised the new code in an effort to create something simpler and with less legalese.

The code addresses security and safety issues but also urges fans to refrain from disruptive and unruly behavior.

Officials say that the guidelines, such as no swearing, no fighting and no throwing objects or drinks should be common knowledge.

"But obviously these things do go on at sporting events, and the people that manage the arenas and stadiums feel that it's a problem," said L.A. Sports Council member David Simon.

The code of conduct will apply at Staples Center, the Home Depot Center, Santa Anita, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium and venues where UCLA and USC play, like the Rose Bowl and the Coliseum.

Those who violate the code could be ejected or arrested.

The L.A. County Probation Department will provide probation officers at each site at the request of the teams and venues to work with police, sheriffs and private security.

The Fan Behavior Task Force will monitor the effectiveness of the code, sharing information across all the venues.