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  • How to Keep Sports Venue Parking Lots Safe and Secure

    by Paul Steinbach July 2015

    Bryan Stow called his walker-assisted trek onto the Municipal Stadium field "a little scary." On April 16, Stow underhanded a ceremonial first pitch about 15 feet, to the roar of the San Jose Giants' Opening Night crowd.

  • Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Safety and Security Best Practices Guide

    by AB Staff July 2015

    Please log in to access your free download of the NCS4's Interscholastic Athletics and After-School Safety and Security Best Practices Guide. Sign in using your athleticbusiness.com username or password. Not registered? It only takes a few seconds.

  • Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Best Practices Guide

    by AB Staff July 2015

    Please log in to access your free download of the NCS4's Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Best Practices Guide. Sign in using your athleticbusiness.com username or password. Not registered? It only takes a few seconds.

  • Marathon Safety and Security Best Practices Guide

    by AB Staff July 2015

    Please log in to access your free download of the NCS4's Marathon Safety and Security Best Practices Guide. Sign in using your athleticbusiness.com username or password. Not registered? It only takes a few seconds.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to Protect Against Rioting at Your College

    by April 2015

    Joe Monroe, chief of police at the University of Kentucky, has gotten used to protecting the streets of Lexington from rioting fans. He's had to do so frequently over the past few years as the school's men's basketball team, led by head coach John Calipari, has made four Final Four appearances the past five years. Last Saturday night, after the previously undefeated Wildcats were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Wisconsin, fans took to the streets of Lexington (yet again). Monroe and his campus police team (yet again) had to protect the community and keep the peace in collaboration with city police. Monroe, who teaches special-event planning for NCS4 and Texas A&M, shares his experiences while providing advice to other campus safety professionals in this Gameday Security exclusive interview:

  • Blog: Madison Prepares for the Best, and Worst, Tonight

    by April 2015

    There was never any doubt that chaos would reign supreme across the streets of Lexington, but those that bleed Kentucky blue (and many that don't) expected that chaos to come tonight after Kentucky completed its perfect season with a victory over Duke. Instead, that time frame was accelerated to Saturday night when John Calipari's McDonald's All-Americans fell to Bo Ryan's Wisconsin team 71-64 in the NCAA men's basketball national semifinal.

  • Video: Gameday Security, a New Brand from Athletic Business

    by AB Staff March 2015

    Just what is Gameday Security? Who does it reach? What topics are covered? As we launch this new brand, we answer all those questions in this video.

  • Ensuring Safe Venues Starts with Event Staff Screening

    by November 2014

    Texas A&M's Kyle Field began its $450 million renovation in November 2013, with a completion date goal set for September 6, 2014 — the Aggies' first home game of the season versus Lamar University. The upgrades are extensive, including expanded seating by close to 25,000 (from 80,000 to approximately 105,000), making it the largest football stadium in the SEC. With the increase in the number of fans came an increase in security demands for the 2014 home opener unlike any Aggies associate athletic director Mike Caruso had dealt with before.