Safety & Security: Event Security
- Can Russia Curb Soccer-Related Violence at World Cup?
by Martin Rogers March 2017
Gangs of Russian antagonists continue to proliferate just 15 months before the country hosts the FIFA World Cup.
- Study: There Is a ‘P’ in Pool (75 Liters of It)
by Courtney Cameron March 2017
A recent study from the University of Alberta, Edmonton offers definitive proof that a significant volume of urine is present in public pools – suggesting not only the occasional accident, but the regular practice of using the water to disguise bodily function.
- Preparing for Demonstrations and Civil Disturbances
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
Commercial sporting events, pre-equipped with large crowds and widespread media coverage, have become a popular venue for First Amendment expression. As interest groups begin to see the advantage of staging a public protest in someone else's spotlight, events officials as well as law enforcement have their work cut out trying to maintain their grasp on peace and safety, while at the same time being careful not to tread on constitutional rights. With an eye toward planned demonstrations, as well as other, more predictable disturbances, security teams are pursuing tactics such as looking further ahead, keeping in close communications with law enforcement and attempting to prepare for every possible disruption.
- Spring Training Stadium Announces Metal Detectors
by Bill DiPaolo February 2017
"We want to make sure no guns or knives or long poles get through," said Mike Bauer, general manager of the 7,000-seat stadium in Abacoa.
- Charles Oakley Banned from MSG After Incident
by Brian Mahoney February 2017
Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from the arena Friday, though said he was open to reconciling with the former Knicks forward.
- Houston Police Prepare for Super Bowl Protests
by Christine Brennan February 2017
Keeping a Super Bowl safe is a Herculean task any year, and so it will be this week for a police chief and sheriff who expressed their concern Tuesday about Trump's surprise rollout of the executive order and their anticipation of protests because of it.
- Man Arrested After Bringing Gun to HS Basketball Game
by Jorge Milian January 2017
A Palm Beach Gardens man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly took gun onto a high school campus during a basketball game, according to a police report.
- Protesters Smuggled Climbing Gear Under Clothes
by Rochelle Olson January 2017
The Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who swung from the heights of U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday had tickets to the Vikings-Bears game and carried their gear into the building hidden under winter clothes.
- Soccer Fan Calls Police over Field Fight
by Courtney Cameron December 2016
On Sunday night, a spectator of a local soccer game in Waukesha, Wis., called the authorities after witnessing a physical fight break out between the players of opposing teams, according to a police report.
- Stadium Fight Leaves Football Fan in Critical Condition
by Jason Scott October 2016
A fight between football fans over the weekend left one man in critical condition with a severe brain injury.