Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
- 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.
- Gunfire Scatters Fans at HS Football Game
by Tom D'Angelo August 2018
The moment pre-K teacher Britt Downey was ushered into a room by the front offices of Palm Beach (Fla.) Central High School late Friday, hours of code-red lockdown drills kicked in.
- Bucket Spares Fan from Wrigley Field Scoreboard Debris
by Paul Sullivan July 2018
Had he not been wearing the plastic bucket on his head as a Cubs "rally cap," Kyle McAleer believes he might have been killed.
- 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.