Safety & Security: Event Security
U. of Maryland Approves Beer Sales Trial Run
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
The University of Maryland approved a trial plan that will allow the school to sell beer and wine at football games, as well as at other sporting venues starting in the fall.
Canada's World Cup Security Strategy: Friendly Smiles
by USA TODAY June 2015
The stereotype of Canada as being a friendly nation full of polite folk seems to be driving security plans at the women's World Cup.
Armed Teen Posing as Officer Disrupts HS Lacrosse Post-Game
by Peter McGuire, Morning Sentinel June 2015
A former Maranacook High School student was charged with impersonating a police officer after he allegedly showed a badge and, armed with a loaded gun, talked his way into a post-game meeting Tuesday night with the Maranacook/Winthrop boys' lacrosse team.
More High Schools Checking IDs at Athletic Events
by Jason Wolf, USA TODAY Sports June 2015
Photo identification is required to buy tobacco and alcohol, to board a plane and, increasingly, to attend a high school football or basketball game.
SEC to Increase Fine for Storming Courts, Fields
by David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press May 2015
Storming the field or the court after landmark Southeastern Conference victories is about to become a lot more expensive. Outgoing SEC commissioner Mike Slive is making the safety of student-athletes and fans a big concern before his departure in late July.
Federer Slams French Open On-Court Security Lapse
by Howard Fendrich May 2015
As Roger Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos - a cellphone selfie.
Race Nixed Amid Colorado Roadway Shootings Anxiety
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado May 2015
The shooting death of a bicyclist considered the unofficial mayor of a normally quiet Colorado town has led organizers to cancel a popular annual race, while a lack of details in the case fuels speculation that Windsor's first homicide in eight years is linked to a nearby highway shooting.
Portugal Investigates Police Beating at Soccer Game
by The Bismarck Tribune May 2015
Jose Magalhaes took his two young boys and his elderly father to watch a big Portuguese soccer game, thinking it would be a treat for all. Instead, he and his family are at the center of a national scandal over alleged police brutality.
Air Force Hosts HS Swim Meet Amid Tightened Security
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015
Records most certainly will fall when the top 5A boys' swimmers and divers in the state converge on the Air Force Academy's natatorium for the state meet Friday and Saturday.
Excessive Drinking at Baseball Game Concerns Fans
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
The home opener for any baseball team and their fans is an exciting game to kick off the new season. However, for the Toronto Blue Jays, excitement has given way to excessive drinking and an aggressive atmosphere that has many Jays fans thinking twice before purchasing tickets.