Safety & Security: Facility Security
- JCC Evacuated After Bomb Threat, Others Threatened
by Taylor W. Anderson and Bob Mims February 2017
A bomb threat that police later deemed fake forced evacuation of Salt Lake City's I.J. & Jeanncc Wagner Jewish Community Center on Tuesday morning, one of a series of threats to Jewish centers nationwide. Groups tracking the threats say they target the Jewish community, with at least 17 confirmed bomb scares at centers Tuesday alone. Some Jewish Salt Lakers said the call to the JCC, which comes amid an uptick in threats nationally this year, has had an unsettling effect.
- Man Locked Inside Gym Gets Banned for Life
by Jason Scott December 2016
An honest mistake seems to have resulted in one Massachusetts man losing his gym membership privileges — for life.
- Clear-Bag Policies Become Standard in College Athletics
by Emily Attwood November 2016
This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Making Food Defense Part of the Security Plan
by Marianne Elbertson November 2016
Imagine a college football game kicking off in the Midwest at 11 a.m. local time. Tens of thousands of fans are counting on stadium concessions for their lunchtime sustenance. Now imagine that food has been intentionally tampered with, and patrons are ingesting an unknown chemical agent. It will be several hours before the first symptoms of illness begin. By the time a connection can be drawn to stadium food service, thousands will have become ill. It may take several days, or even weeks, to pinpoint the source of the contamination.
- Billy Langenstein Discusses U.S. Bank Stadium Launch
by Paul Steinbach October 2016
Billy Langenstein got his start in the event-management game as a 15-year-old water boy at music venues in Philadelphia. He later spent five seasons with the Washington Nationals, ascending to director of event operations. Today, at age 28, he's SMG's director of events services for U.S. Bank Stadium, the newly minted home of the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium will host more than 400 events a year — from weddings to concerts to college baseball games — all under a clear plastic roof and Langenstein's watch. On Vikings gamedays, he's ultimately responsible for everything from transportation and emergency response to the actions of thousands of security and guest-services personnel. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach caught up with Langenstein the morning after the Vikings had played their second home preseason game in four days.
- Understanding the Latest FAA Drone Regulations
by Emily Attwood July 2016
This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Establishing Proper Access Control Procedures in Schools
by Tim Philippart July 2016
This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Mississippi State Student Dies in Stadium Fall
by Jason Scott May 2016
A 21-year-old student at Mississippi State University died Saturday when he fell through the roof of the video board at Davis Wade Stadium.
- Major League Soccer to Increase Security at Stadiums
by Stuart Goldman April 2016
Major League Soccer (MLS) announced Tuesday it is elevating security measures at all 20 stadiums with a new bag policy and screening measures.
- Suicide Bombing Kills 41 at Iraq Soccer Stadium
by Stuart Goldman March 2016
A suicide bombing at a soccer stadium in Iraq killed 41 and injured 105 last Friday, according to multiple reports.