Safety & Security: Facility Security
Park Increasing Security Patrols During Summer
by Rachel Alexander April 2015
When Riverfront Park tested 24/7 security coverage for about six weeks last summer, the cost to repair vandalism dropped from $44 to less than $13 per day.
Coach Accused of Gunfire During Game Surrenders
by Vinny Vella, Daily News Staff Writer April 2015
A Delaware County man accused of shooting more than hoops during a weekend basketball game in Kingsessing claims that his gunfire was in self-defense.
Coach Fires Gun at Opposing Coach at Philly Rec Center
by Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer April 2015
A 26-year-old basketball coach fired at another coach during a teenage basketball game Saturday afternoon at a Southwest Philadelphia recreation center, police said.
Organized Fights at Sports Complex Concern Residents
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015
Residents in a Mississippi town are concerned about their safety and that of other park-users after a planned fight occurred at a sports complex, leading to the arrests of four women.
On March 6, police arrived at Goldin Sports Complex in Gulfport to find a large group of people brawling. The crowd dispersed once police arrived, however footage the fight was posted on various social media sites, which allowed police to identify the four women who were primarily involved.
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.
Vandalism at San Francisco Park Totals $100K
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015
Park renovations are expensive enough as it is. Add vandalism into these costs and the total price can skyrocket, which those working on renovations at Dolores Park in San Francisco know all too well. Construction at the park has already experienced delays and minor vandalism, but nothing like what occurred several days ago when two teenage vandals allegedly broke into the construction site and caused about $100,000 worth of damage.
Police Protect Ohio Stadium After Historic CFP Victory
by January 2015
Ohio State students and fans flooded the streets of Columbus last night after the Buckeyes' historic 42-20 victory over the University of Oregon in the first College Football Playoff Championship. As of this morning, a total of 89 fires had been reportedly set in trash cans and dumpster, prompting police to reportedly use pepper spray and other tactics to manage the escalating situation.
Integrating Entrance-Screening Technology in High Schools
by September 2014
Last February, New Hanover (N.C.) High School escaped a second-round upset bid by Knightdale in the boys' basketball playoffs courtesy of a last-second shot that broke a 53-53 tie, but that wasn't the only drama associated with this hotly contested game. Spectators entering the game had to go through a metal detector, a move that was necessitated by a 15-year-old student bringing a .22 caliber handgun to New Hanover's first-round game against Ashley High School. The walkthrough metal detector was set up shortly before the game, replacing police offers using handheld detectors. As New Hanover athletic director Keith Moore told StarNews of Wilmington, "I'd rather be safe than sorry."
Incident Management Systems Protect Facility and Spectator
by Scott Meyers August 2014
Responding in a timely manner before an incident escalates or has a significant impact on the safety and security of spectators is a key concern for all athletic facility managers. Common incidents at sporting events that require swift action include fights, medical and maintenance issues, and spectator complaints. During a typical major college football game, there can be as many as 200 incidents reported — anything from toilets overflowing to fan ejections.
Video: Guardian 8 Pro V2 Product Demo (Sponsored)
by AB Staff July 2014
Perfect for protecting your athletic facilities, the Guardian 8 Pro V2 is an enhanced non-lethal tool designed to deliver layered defense and incident recording to all security professionals. Join Nick Sundberg of the Washington Redskins as he learns how to use the device in this short video.