Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
- Minor League Stadium to Upgrade Safety Netting
by Eric Peterson July 2018
Schaumburg, Ill., officials will consider a $57,134 addition to the $132,000 already approved for contractor Haldeman Homme, Inc. in the spring.
- Fan Files Suit Over 2016 Baseball Bat Injury
by Jason Scott June 2018
An Indiana man filed suit against Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, claiming he had suffered a severe injury after being struck with a flying bat at a 2016 game hosted by the Chicago White Sox.
- Free Sunscreen Offered at Stadium
by Mary Katherine Wildeman June 2018
Forgot your sunscreen? There may soon be dispensers of the stuff on the path to the beach and in the area's parks. There are already 10 of the sunscreen receptacles at the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park stadium, installed last Sunday.
- Flying Hot Dog Injures Phillies Fan
by Andy Berg June 2018
The Philadelphia Phillies may have to take something off their flying hot dogs, and we’re not talking condiments.
- Wary of Bad Weather, Schools Cancel Spring Games
by Jason Scott April 2018
An unseasonable start to the spring has already wreaked havoc on high school sports schedules in parts of the Midwest. Now, it appears that the next level will have to chill for a bit longer, as well.
- Can Spectator Seating Be Both Steep and Safe?
by Matt Rossetti April 2018
The Bell Centre in Montreal is known as one of the NHL's most intimidating venues for visiting players, mainly due to a large lower bowl and steep upper-bowl seating. In fact, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland stated that from a player's perspective, this type of design makes it seem like "everybody is on top of you."
- Braves Reporter Hit in Head by Foul Ball
by Andy Berg April 2018
Atlanta Braves sideline reporter Kelsey Wingert got a little too close to the action Friday night, as the Braves took on the Philadelphia Phillies.
- Golden 1 Center Again Closed Due to Protests
by Courtney Cameron March 2018
For the second time in as many weeks, entrances to the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center were blocked by protesters demonstrating against the police shooting of Stephon Clark.
- Study: Game Days Linked to Uptick in Assault
by Andy Berg March 2018
College campuses across the country have a big problem with sexual assault and it might stem in part from the partying associated with game days.
- Cubs Dropped from Injured Fan's Lawsuit
by Jason Scott March 2018
Baseball fan John “Jay” Loos was struck by a foul ball at Wrigley Field last August while sitting in an outfield section along the first base line. The incident left him blinded in one eye, and he later filed a negligence lawsuit against MLB and the Chicago Cubs.