Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
- Product Spotlight: Stadiums & Outdoor Surfaces
by Paul Steinbach September 2016
These products appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See more of these types of products in the September issue of Athletic Business
This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of Athletic Business with the title "Spotlight: Stadiums & Outdoor Surfaces"
- New MLS Stadiums Embrace Safe-Standing Areas
by Paul Steinbach September 2016
This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Woman Sues Brewers for 2014 Batting Practice Injury
by Telegraph Herald August 2016
Dana Morelli, 47, of Glendora, New Jersey, claims in her lawsuit that the Brewers and their insurance company were negligent because they didn't provide an adequate ball barrier. Morelli claims they also didn't give fans proper warning about the danger of foul balls.
- Opinion: Baseball Should Extend Safety Netting Now
by Bob Ford August 2016
The truth, as any baseball fans knows, is the same in the stands as it is on the field. The ball will find you. Pushing the nets another 10 feet down the lines, which is about what was recommended this season, still leaves great swaths of seating exposed. Some of the worst screaming line drives enter the stands way down the line beyond the dugouts.
- Second Fan in Two Games Injured by Foul Ball
by Matt Breen August 2016
Sunday was the second straight Phillies game in which a foul ball struck a fan, and it came hours after shortstop Freddy Galvis criticized the team for not providing protective nets behind the dugouts that would prevent such incidents. A young girl was struck in the face on Saturday night by a foul ball hit by Galvis into almost the same area.
- Minor League Stadium to Expand Netting Next Season
by Marc Pendleton August 2016
With added safety in mind and a prod from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Dayton Dragons announced Wednesday that protective netting would cover all lower-level seating at Fifth Third Field beginning next season.
- Aerial Camera Collapse Causes Injuries at Olympics
by Alan Gomez August 2016
Seven people suffered minor injuries Monday when an aerial camera and its cables fell 65 feet at Olympic Park. Flavio Oliveira was getting out of a handball match with his nephew when he heard the wires come crashing to the ground. He said the cable whipped against two girls, hitting one in the neck.
- 'Baseball Rule' Suffers Another Blow in Foul Ball Case
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio April 2016
This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Man Falls from Escalator at Miller Park
by Jason Scott April 2016
During the ninth inning of Saturday’s Milwaukee Brewers game, a 30-year-old man fell from an escalator and landed on the roof of a concourse merchandise shop.
- Police Investigate Chokehold Incident at Football Game
by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015
Police in Arlington, Texas, have begun an investigation after an incident at Thursday’s Cowboys-Panthers game. An AT&T Stadium security guard was filmed putting a Panthers fan in a chokehold while attempting to escort the fan out.
The fan, John Small, alleges that he did nothing wrong. Smalls stated, "He jumped up on my back, put his arm around my throat and tried to pull me to the ground.”