Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
- Opinion: Protective Netting in Baseball a Wise Move
by Dianne Wiliamson May 2016
Stephen King, best-selling author of horror and gore, is upset that the Boston Red Sox installed protective netting at Fenway Park this season to decrease the odds that a spectator’s skull could be crushed by a foul ball or flying bat.
- Political, Public Health Problems Persist in Rio
by Rachel Axon May 2016
With less than three months until the start of the Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro finds itself mired in myriad issues. Here's a look at problems facing Brazil, organizers and ultimately the athletes and personnel who will travel to the Games. Presidential problems: The president of the Olympic host country typically opens the Games, but it's unlikely Dilma Rousseff will be doing so when they begin Aug. 5. The Brazilian Senate voted Thursday to begin an impeachment trial against Rousseff, a process that could take six months, for breaking spending accounting rules. Vice President Michel Temer, who had to pay a fine for violating campaign finance limits, will serve as the country's leader in the interim.
- 'Baseball Rule' Suffers Another Blow in Foul Ball Case
by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio April 2016
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- 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.
- St. Paul Police: Marathon Disrupters Will Be Arrested
by Jason Scott October 2015
Anyone disrupting or interfering with runners during the Twin Cities Marathon this weekend will face consequences, according to St. Paul police chief Tom Smith.
- Three Injured by Falling Debris During Colts Preseason Game
by Jason Scott September 2015
Three fans suffered minor injuries Thursday when they were hit by a bolt that fell from the roof of Lucas Oil Stadium.
- 13-Year-Old Boy Hurt in Deck Fall at CenturyLink Field
by Laura Godlewski August 2015
A 13-year-old boy attending a Taylor Swift concert at CenturyLink Field in Seattle was injured when he fell from the 300 level of the stadium to the 200 level.