Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
Rec and Parks Manager Critically Injured by Falling Tree
by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015
A recreation and parks manager in San Francisco is in critical condition after being hit by a falling tree on Tuesday in the Bayview district, reports CBS San Francisco.
Editorial: In Defense of Court Celebrations
by Topeka Capital-Journal (Kansas) March 2015
Schools and their students should take greater care to ensure the time-honored tradition of storming the court after a particularly significant win over a traditional rival or national power is conducted as safely as possible, and is done as a celebration rather than an opportunity to demean the opponent.
Court-Storming: Is There Even a Solution?
by Mike Sielski; Inquirer Columnist February 2015
The more rules and regulations you impose, the more opportunities to exploit them develop, and the harder those rules and regulations become to enforce.
Concern Grows in Wake of K-State Court-Storming
by Nicole Auerbach and Eric Prisbell, USA Today February 2015
Though policies related to fans storming the court are determined on an individual school and/or conference level, there seems to be momentum building to consider changes -- whatever they might be -- in the aftermath of an ugly scene following the Kansas-Kansas State game Monday in Manhattan, Kan.
Survivors: Police Made Stadium Entrance a Death Trap
by Sarah El Deeb February 2015
Survivors described it as a corridor of death: a narrow route of high, chain-link security fences and barbed wire that thousands of soccer fans were filing through before entering the stadium to watch their team play.
Officials: Dozens Dead in Riot at Egyptian Soccer Match
by Associated Press February 2015
At least 25 people were killed Sunday in a riot outside of a major soccer game in Egypt that included a stampede and fighting between police and fans.
Eighty Percent of District's Play Areas Called Unsafe
by Alexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star February 2015
Of the 84 playgrounds in Tucson Unified School District schools, 69 have significant safety hazards.
Boy Critical After Fall Through Ice at Closed Public Pool
by McKenzie Romero January 2015
A 12-year-old boy remained in critical condition Tuesday night after falling through the ice on a frozen swimming pool at the closed Magna Recreation Center.
OSU Aftermath: Did Columbus Cops Warn About Gas?
by Lucas Sullivan and Collin Binkley, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH January 2015
Columbus police are expanding an investigation into the use of pepper spray on Ohio State University students and fans celebrating the football team's national championship, after a second Ohio news organization published video of the incident.
Minnesotans Against Idea of Sledding Ban in Parks
by MARY LYNN SMITH; STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) January 2015
Fearing potential lawsuits, a town in Iowa banned sledding in all but two of its 50 parks, news that has some Minnesotans shaking their heads and vowing not to put the skids on sledding.