Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
Facility Operators Use Shade Structures in Sun-Drenched Summer
by Michael Popke March 2008
As facility operators prep for another sun-drenched summer, some light needs to be shed on the subject of shade.
Prerecorded Music Gets Fans Moving During Games
by Paul Steinbach January 2008
As prerecorded music gets fans moving during games, some stadiums are experiencing movement, too.
At Wisconsin, Past Stadium Alcohol Policy Violators Must Pass Breathalyzer
by Paul Steinbach November 2007
At Wisconsin, past alcohol violators' stadium access hinges on passing a Breathalyzer test.
Teams Take Steps to Protect Fans with Peanut Allergies
by Paul Steinbach May 2007
They are a stadium concessions staple and the subject of seventh-inning-stretch song lyrics. But for fans who are allergic to peanuts, attending the old ballgame becomes a life-or-death gamble — particularly in open-air parks where wind can carry peanut dust and shells farther than most routine fly balls.
Swaying of Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field Prompts Investigation
by Andrew Cohen March 2007
Why Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field vibrates and sways &mdash and what the Eagles are doing about it.
Sporting Events and Booze a Volatile Mix
by Paul Steinbach September 2004
Sporting events and alcohol can make for a volatile mix unless management strategies exist to ensure the safety of all in attendance
How Tailgating Policies Help Schools Control Game Day Alcohol Abuse
by Paul Steinbach August 2003
Whenever Louisiana State University's football schedule produces a marquee Southeastern Conference matchup, at least 100,000 people roll into Baton Rouge to make the scene — the invasion beginning Thursday and lasting all weekend. Tiger Stadium (capacity: 91,600) has managed to squeeze no more than 92,141 fans through its gates (vs. Auburn in 2001), meaning that on most fall Saturdays, upwards of 10,000 fans descend on Death Valley only to park their vehicles and party — the time-honored autumn ritual known nationwide as tailgating. Once there, according to research commissioned by the LSU athletic department, the average tailgater logs 10 hours behind his or her wheels. "Our fans come the earliest, stay the latest and make a real Mardi Gras out of the football game," says LSU athletic director Skip Bertman.
Rethinking the Rink
by Paul Steinbach January 2003
Trauma and Tragedy Have Spurred Changes in the Ice Arena Environment, and Everyone from Skaters to Spectators Is Safer For It
After The Fall
by Michael Popke May 2002
Minnesota Is Taking Bleacher Safety to New Heights, While the Rest of the Country Seeks to Improve Antiquated Standards
Securing Sports Facilities, Post-9/11
by Andrew Cohen November 2001
By now the images of terror and destruction, so familiar that they replay daily in the minds of many, have lost a little of their power to shock and awe. Americans - unexpected witnesses to a yearlong salvage operation in lower Manhattan, a crippled economy nationwide and the prospect of a war that promises no tidy resolution - have begun to steel themselves for a future very different from the one they might have imagined on Sept. 10.