Tuesday Takedown: Talking Sports Safety at NCS4

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I had the pleasure to travel down beautifully boring I-65 to Indianapolis last week for the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security's annual conference, where the superheroes of the sports security world gathered to address the constantly evolving challenge of protecting its venues, athletes and spectators from new and old threats alike. Outside of the Athletic Business Conference & Expo, there is no other conference I look forward to attending more, and this year's show did not disappoint. 

Shortly after arriving at the JW Marriott, I made my way to the JW Grand Ballroom for the First Intercollegiate Athletic Best Practices Symposium, which I described in last week's TT. After completing my blog, I ventured across the street to Victory Field to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates' AAA team, the Indianapolis Indians, take on the Philadelphia Phillies' AAA team, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Apparently many NCS4 attendees had the same idea I did as many were spread out around the stadium. Only a few seats down from me was Menomonee Falls (Wis.) High School athletic and activities director Ryan Anderson, the man largely responsible for Menomonee Falls becoming the first high school in the U.S. to utilize SportEvac evacuation software from InControl Simulation Solutions.

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