RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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.

  • New MLS Stadiums Embrace Safe-Standing Areas

    by Paul Steinbach August 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.

  • '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.”

  • Best Practices Guide Addresses High School Security Concerns

    by Dennis Van Milligen October 2015

    More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletic administrator tasked with providing a safe environment, the stakes have never been higher.

  • Fight at Youth Football Game Gets Both Teams Banned

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    With less than 30 seconds left in a game between the Otay Ranch Broncos and the Inland Empire Ducks, a fight among adults in attendance broke out in the stands.