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  • Man Who Fell from 300 Deck in Buffalo Gets Stadium Ban

    by Paul Steinbach November 2013

    A fan who attempted to slide down the side railing of the 300 deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, only to topple backwards and land on a fan in the 200 level, has fallen out of favor with the hometown Bills. As a result of his actions Sunday, the fan has been banned from the stadium.

  • Hot Dog Injury Could Challenge 'Baseball Rule' Precedent

    by Paul Steinbach November 2013

    John Coomer didn't see it coming, but is it reasonable to think that the Kansas City Royals should have?

  • Another Worker Dies Building New 49ers Stadium

    by Michael Gaio October 2013

    The new $1.2 billion home of the San Francisco 49ers is supposed to be one of the best stadiums in the world when it opens next season, but the construction process has been marked by two ugly incidents.

  • Last Month's Fatal Fall at Turner Field Ruled a Suicide

    by Paul Steinbach September 2013

    Perhaps there is one scenario — beyond horseplay, intoxication or medical episode — in which the upper reaches of stadiums can't be expected to keep fans perfectly safe. When a fan is intent on taking his own life, as investigators have determined was the case with Ronald Homer last month at Atlanta's Turner Field, the role of building codes regarding the height of concrete or steel barriers is considerably diminished.

  • Fan Falls to His Death at Candlestick Park

    by Michael Gaio September 2013

    Amid the excitement of San Francisco's win over the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park Sunday, there was tragedy.

  • Talking Sports Safety and Security at NCS4

    by Emily Attwood July 2013

    The country was shaken this spring by the bombings at the Boston Marathon, and though the tragedy highlighted the strength and resilience of the citizens of Boston and the sporting community alike, it also served as a reminder of just how important safety and security are at public events, and, in the face of all the preparation done, just how much more there is to do.

  • Hot-Dog Injury Case Goes to Extra Innings

    by Carla Varriale January 2013

    In the legal equivalent of a two-out, two-strike, bottom-of-the-ninth-inning homer, John Coomer, the spectator struck in the eye by a hot dog launched by the Kansas City Royals mascot, has been granted a new trial in the case.

  • Blog: Rob Roots for His Alma Mater, and Only One Is Beaten

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein December 2012

    Barry and I are graduates of Bloomfield High School in New Jersey. Bloomfield was no football powerhouse when I played in the early 1980s, and had never won a state playoff game until this year. When the team reached the 2012 finals, played at MetLife Stadium in early December, I had to go.

  • Fan in Critical Condition Following MetLife Escalator Fall

    by Paul Steinbach October 2012

    A 42-year-old man is in critical condition after falling 21 feet from an escalator Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Few details exist as to what factors may have contributed to the incident, which occurred at about 4 p.m. after the New York Giants rallied to defeat the Washington Redskins, 27-23.

  • Victim in Fatal Deck Fall Was Drunk; Should That Matter?

    by Paul Steinbach October 2012

    It comes as no great shock that University of Tennessee football fan Issac Grubb was drunk Aug. 31, when he fell from the upper deck at the Georgia Dome, suffered severe head trauma and later died. What's surprising is that it took this long to come to that conclusion.