• City to Fence Field Where HS Players Threatened

    by Nick Sambides Jr. October 2017

    Bangor is planning to fence an athletic field where a local man allegedly threatened high school soccer players. Police have begun stationing an officer at Union Street Athletic Field during events, and the city will fence in the field in a few weeks, officials said. The fence will go up as soon as a contractor can do it, Parks and Recreation Department Director Tracy Willette said.

  • Jazz President: New Arena Ranks as NBA's 2nd-Most Secure

    by Jody Genessy October 2017

    Rodney Hood feels safe playing basketball in front of thousands of people. He really does. The Utah Jazz player is even quick to express gratitude that the NBA and his team take all sorts of precautionary measures to make safety a priority. Even so, Hood isn't afraid to admit he sometimes worries about scary what-if scenarios.

  • District Institutes Clear-Bag Policy for Football Games

    by Matt Bise October 2017

    In what is being called a proactive measure that is part of an ongoing safety initiative, the Berkeley County School District is piloting a "Clear Bag or No Bag" entry procedure for those attending high school football games at Goose Creek High School starting with the game against visiting Fort Dorchester.

  • Oakland A's Test Near Field Communication Ticketing

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    On Monday, Major League Baseball announce the debut of a new near-field communication (NFC) ticketing solution that will enable fans to enter a stadium by tapping their phone or Apple Watch.

  • Using Robots for Security in Sports Venues

    by Andy Berg September 2017

    When thinking about venue security, R2-D2 is likely not what comes to mind, but that could change.

  • Judge: No Guns in Municipal Rec Centers

    by Lacie Pierson September 2017

    A Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge ruled last week that some municipal recreation centers are, for legal purposes, school facilities, and firearms can't be carried there.

  • SMG Terminates U.S. Bank Stadium Security Contract

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    In a public statement Tuesday, U.S. Bank Stadium operator SMG announced the termination of a three-year contract with Monterrey Security after only one year due to inadequacies in record-keeping, employee training and background checks.

  • Report: Install Error Caused Practice Facility Collapse

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    A report released yesterday by the University of South Alabama concluded that the collapse of the school’s football training facility during construction on July 22 was the result of an installation error.

  • Man Charged with Pulling Gun at HS Football Stadium

    by Amanda Coyne September 2017

    A man drew a gun at another person during an argument at the Duluth High School football stadium, Duluth police said.

  • Steep Upper Bowl at Barclays Center Blamed for Falls

    by Kathianne Boniello and Dean Balsamini September 2017

    No wonder these seats are called the nosebleeds. The steep upper bowl of the Barclays Center has prompted at least four lawsuits from folks claiming they were crushed by fellow patrons...