Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
Fans Stuck at Toyota Center After Flooding in Houston
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
Approximately 500 Houston Rockets fans were stuck in the Toyota Center after Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals due to heavy rain and flooding around the Houston area.
Couple Sues Chicago White Sox Over Parking Lot Attack
by Ashlee Rezin May 2015
Two people who claim they were attacked in a U.S. Cellular Field parking lot after a baseball game last year have filed a lawsuit against the Chicago White Sox, claiming the lot did not have proper security.
Would-Be Notre Dame Grad Falls Off Arena Roof, Dies
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) May 2015
A 21-year-old student from Colorado who was one day away from graduating from the University of Notre Dame died Saturday after falling from the roof of the school's sports arena, school officials said.
Two Boys Hospitalized After Tree Collapse at Park
by Emily Attwood May 2015
Two young boys in Chelsea, Mass., were hospitalized Monday night after a tree collapsed onto the playground where they had been playing.
Opinion: Options for Orioles Besides Shutting Out Fans
by Nancy Armour, email@example.com, USA TODAY Sports April 2015
At a time when a little show of faith could have gone a long way, Major League Baseball acted out of fear Tuesday.
Protest Puts Camden Yards on Temporary Lockdown
by Emily Attwood April 2015
Per the request of the mayor and city officials, the Orioles announced in the ninth inning of the game that fans would not be allowed to leave the stadium due to “ongoing public safety issues,” and stadium gates were temporarily closed as the protesters neared the stadium
Displaced Texas A&M Bats Seeking New Home
by Emily Attwood April 2015
The recreation center natatorium at Texas A&M University has been closed since April 6 while crews work to remove hundreds of migratory bats that have taken up residence after being displaced by renovations at Kyle Field.
Excessive Drinking at Baseball Game Concerns Fans
by Laura Godlewski April 2015
The home opener for any baseball team and their fans is an exciting game to kick off the new season. However, for the Toronto Blue Jays, excitement has given way to excessive drinking and an aggressive atmosphere that has many Jays fans thinking twice before purchasing tickets.
How to Protect Against Rioting at Your College
by Dennis Van Milligen April 2015
Joe Monroe, chief of police at the University of Kentucky, has gotten used to protecting the streets of Lexington from rioting fans. He's had to do so frequently over the past few years as the school's men's basketball team, led by head coach John Calipari, has made four Final Four appearances the past five years. Last Saturday night, after the previously undefeated Wildcats were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Wisconsin, fans took to the streets of Lexington (yet again). Monroe and his campus police team (yet again) had to protect the community and keep the peace in collaboration with city police. Monroe, who teaches special-event planning for NCS4 and Texas A&M, shares his experiences while providing advice to other campus safety professionals in this Gameday Security exclusive interview:
Man Stung Nearly 400 Times by Bees at Baseball Game
by Alex Cabrero Deseret News March 2015
The 89-year-old man was watching a baseball game at Elks Field with his family when, seemingly out of left field, those bees started swarming.