A fan who fell from a stairway railing at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Monday has died. Jason Coy, 36, fell an estimated 60 feet shortly after the conclusion of Monday night’s NFL game between the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans.
How Bombings Altered Marathon Security In Chicago and New York this month and next, race events will have at least 35,000 runners watched by more than a million spectators, all subject to countless risks during events that last several hours. read more
Police Declare PSU Stadium Safe After Receiving Threat STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State's game Saturday against Minnesota began at its regularly scheduled time after university police received a call about a potential threat made against Beaver Stadium but found no evidence that a risk existed. A statement issued by the university said police received word of the threat early Saturday and conducted several "exhaustive" searches of the 107,000-seat football facility and surrounding areas before establishing that all was safe. read more
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Accella Polyurethane Systems Accella Polyurethane Systems recently launched Tru-Motion™ custom flooring solutions for the athletic, play-safety and multipurpose markets. Products include indoor multipurpose surfaces, playground safety surfaces and outdoor running tracks. The holistic set of solutions combines years of technical expertise to deliver high-quality products that perform consistently from the laboratory to each installation site. Accella Polyurethane Systems' distinguished customer support ensures efficient, successful installation of each unique Tru-Motion application. www.accellacorp.com (888) 899-9665
Colorado Time Systems Since 1972, Colorado Time Systems has provided premier facilities with top-quality timing, scoring and display solutions. The company has a timing system for almost every sport, including swimming, basketball, football, baseball, track and soccer. With a full line of video and LED numeric scoreboards, Colorado Time Systems is the system of choice for top universities and high schools around the country. www.coloradotime.com (800) 279-0111
Connor Sports Made from rapidly renewable materials, ProTraxx is a durable and resilient track surface designed for safe, comfortable and injury-free training and competition. Its waffle-like base layer provides a shock-absorbing surface that reduces muscle fatigue and uniform performance. The highly weather-resistant, durable material also provides excellent traction with its non-slip texture. www.connorsports.com/track (800) 746-3512
Eco Chemical Eco Chemical™, the original manufacturer of removable synthetic turf paint, has developed TempLine™ Premium Grass paint for natural grass. Sold in 5-gallon pails as a concentrate, this new product is formulated to raise the standard for appearance and durability, without harming grass plants or breaking the budget. Premium Grass stays on the field and off of uniforms. www.eco-templine.com (800) 677-7930
Kay Park-Recreation Corp. Speedy Bleacher 108 is a folding and highway-towable seating solution by Kay Park. The versatile and economical unit seats 108 people and features seven rows, an aisle and a handrail. Equipped with an electric folding mechanism and telescoping tongue, it can be easily towed by a conventional vehicle and erected in just a few minutes by one person. The 27-foot-long, 9-foot-high Speedy Bleacher meets safety codes. www.kaypark.com (800) 987-2313
PortaFloor PortaFloor is a strong, green and cost-effective temporary sport and event flooring system. It is specifically designed to cover and protect grass or turf for rapid turn outdoor events and can be used for temporary tent flooring or when additional heavy support is needed. The rollable functionality of PortaFloor allows for footprint flexibility and easy configuration and creates an easy-to-reuse option for stadium surfacing. www.portafloor.com/stadiums-and-arenas 800-700-2526
SMG For more than 40 years, SMG has been a leading manufacturer of equipment for the installation and maintenance of synthetic turf fields and running tracks. SMG Equipment offers a complete line of turf maintenance equipment, including drag brushes, ground-driven tow-behind sweepers, tractor-mounted PTO-drive sweepers, and the top-of-the-line SMG SportChamp. www.smgequipment.com (253) 350-8803
Peaceful Protests at Panthers-Vikings Game Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings was played without interruption. read more