• Wildfires May Force Cancellation of Cal, Stanford Game

    by Andy Berg November 2018

    Devastating wildfires in Northern California may force the postponement of Saturday’s football game between Pac-12 rivals Cal and Stanford.

  • Fan Critically Injured in Fall from Titans' Lower Deck

    by Andy Berg November 2018

    A fan was critically injured Sunday afternoon in a fall at the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium.

  • Exterminator Shines Light on Stadium Rodents

    by Paul Steinbach November 2018

    Stadium operators have a rodent problem. There are the rodents they can see (mice) and the ones they can't (rats), and there's a good chance they don't want to acknowledge the existence of either. But the truth, according to Lary Adkins of Fort Worth, Texas-based Pest Boys, is that just about every open-air stadium in America is infested, and operators are going at the problem all wrong — if at all. Adkins has experience ridding Texas Stadium (the former home of the Dallas Cowboys) and The Ballpark at Arlington (now Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home) of rodents, and he currently works with clients as diverse as Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark and Texas Motor Speedway. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Adkins to shine a light on the pest issue.

  • Pro Football Stadiums Aim to Stem Fan Violence

    by Andy Berg November 2018

    The $1 million lawsuit filed this week by a Cowboys fan who was severely beaten at a game two years ago is yet another reason professional football stadium operators are trying their best to get fan violence under control. 

  • Hosting Games In a Stadium Under Renovation

    by Paul Steinbach October 2018

    Among the parking attendants, ticket scanners, concessions workers and security professionals working Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri this fall, one individual holds an atypical football game-day job title: crane operator. As the Tigers and their opponents toil on Faurot Field, a giant boom looming beyond the stadium's south end zone has required someone to sit at the controls every home Saturday and keep it still.

  • Fan Hit by Line Drive at Tigers-White Sox Game

    by Matt Carlson September 2018

    A hooking line drive late in the Tigers-White Sox game Tuesday night suddenly turned everyone's attention to the stands. A fan was hit in the face by a foul ball, bled profusely before walking to the first aid station and was taken to a hospital.

  • 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.

  • 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."