Attending professional football games

What is the Sephardic ruling on attending professional football games, like the Jets/Giants etc…?

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Attending professional sports games in a stadium like the Jets or Giants is forbidden even for Sephardim.

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What is the source or reasoning for this? What’s wrong with going to a sports game?

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The simple answer is מושב לצים. Check out the גמרא עבודה זרה י״ח עמוד ב for all the background info. I know that everybody does it, but that certainly doesn’t justify it.


I was learning the אגרות משה this morning and came across this page where Reb Moshe Feinstein also stated that it is prohibited to go to sports stadiums for several reasons some of which were mentioned above.