Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
- Fan Hit by Broken Bat at Exhibition Game
by Gabe Lacques March 2016
A 59-year-old woman suffered blunt force trauma when she was struck in the head by a piece of a broken bat during Monday's Toronto Blue Jays exhibition game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
- Expanded Netting Coming to Minor League AT&T Field
by David Paschall March 2016
Baseball games at AT&T Field just got safer for the fans. Chattanooga Lookouts president and general manager Rich Mozingo announced Tuesday that the protective netting behind home plate will be extended to the far end of each dugout. Netting has protected fans in sections 108-111 and now will include sections 106-107 behind the first-base dugout as well as 112-113 behind the other dugout.
- Man Sues Over Injuries Caused by Puck
by Julia Marsh March 2016
A hockey fan showed reflexes worthy of an NHL goalie when he stopped a puck from slamming into his son's face at a 2013 Rangers game - but now he's suing over injuries caused by his bare-handed block. Robert Cantor, 59, who is represented by Eitan Alexander Ogen, suffered a torn tendon in his hand and a ripped rotator cuff that required surgery, according to his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit against the team, Madison Square Garden and the NHL. An MSG spokesman said Cantor refused medical attention, and otherwise declined to comment, as did a Rangers spokesman. A rep for the NHL did not return a message seeking comment.
- Arizona's Miller Fed Up with Court Stormings
by Nicole Auerbach February 2016
Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller devoted more than half of a postgame news conference to the issue and delivered a thoughtful, forceful message -- one that raises all the right points.
- Royals to Add Safety Netting at Kauffman Stadium
by The Capital-Journal February 2016
To improve fan safety, the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday announced plans to install additional netting this season at Kauffman Stadium.
- 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.