Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
- 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."
- Dodgers Investigate Allegations of Security Beating Fan
by Sarah Batcha April 2018
Dodger security and Los Angeles Police Department officers were allegedly seen in a video captured by a witness holding someone down as they took him into custody at Dodger Stadium Thursday.
- 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.
- Courts Continue to Chip Away at Baseball Rule
by Paul Anderson February 2018
Entering Miller Park here in Milwaukee for a Brewers game, fans might notice the "watch out for flying bats and balls" signs, but how many fans understand that those signs are a warning of the actual dangers inherent in watching a game?
- HS Basketball Brawl Requires Massive Police Response
by Andy Berg February 2018
An estimated 60 people were involved Tuesday night in a massive brawl at a high school basketball game between Clairton (Pa.) and Monessen high schools.
- NY Bill Requires Extension of Baseball Netting
by Courtney Cameron January 2018
New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Westchester County has introduced a new bill intended to improve fan safety at the state’s large baseball stadiums, the timesunion reports.