Safety & Security: Facility Security
Family Sues City Three Years After Teen's Drowning
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
Three years after Eddie Gayyean, a 17-year-old, drowned in his high school’s pool, his family is suing the city of Lowell, Mass., for wrongful death.
Drive-By Shooting of 14-Year-Old Casts Pall Over Park
by ANASTASIA DAWSON Tribune staff June 2015
Woodland Terrace Park is typical of many of the parks that dot Tampa neighborhoods. It has a basketball court, a community center nearby, big oak trees, park benches.
Drone Spotted at Stadium During Phillies Game
by Melanie Burney; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2015
Police questioned the operator of a drone spotted flying briefly above the third-base gate at Sunday's Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. No charges were filed.
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.
YMCA Streamlines Background Checks After Abduction
by Ashley Morris, Star-News May 2015
The Wilmington Family YMCA said it has changed the way it files and keeps track of volunteer background checks and information after a former volunteer basketball coach was recently arrested at Ogden Park on charges of felony child abduction and misdemeanor driving while under the influence.
Video Helps Police ID Man Who Exposed Himself at Gym
by Ashlee Rezin May 2015
A North Side man is accused of exposing himself to two teenage girls and masturbating last month at a YMCA in north suburban Evanston.
Landing Zones Around Climbing Walls Get Their Due
by Emily Attwood April 2015
Climbing walls have become nearly as common as recreation centers on college campuses across the country, and the prevalence of public facilities dedicated to the sport has led to a generation of climbers for whom the walls and facilities built a decade ago just aren't cutting it any more. As facility operators look to revamp their existing walls to appeal to a more discerning consumer base — or to merely add the amenity — they're thinking more about the various aspects of a functional climbing destination.
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.