Safety & Security: Stadium & Arena Security
- NCSU Promises Increased Security for Refs
by Brant Wilkerson-New November 2017
N.C. State officials are promising increased security as university police seek the public's help to identify fans who threw objects and spit on officials...
- Keeping Your Venue Safe from Terrorist Threats
by Jeffrey Miller November 2017
As security directors watch the terrorist threat escalate, their responses have been to fortify their programs accordingly. Unfortunately, it is not enough to keep pace with hostile actors; you must outpace them. You must anticipate new, emerging terrorist tradecraft and tactics before they are implemented. You must recognize potential risks and vulnerabilities in your facilities and address them before they are exploited. Whether you manage a professional sports venue, a high school athletic department or a community organization, the best way to begin this process is through a comprehensive risk and vulnerability assessment.
- TSSAA Ups Security Citing Nearby Nationalist Rally
by Tom Kreager October 2017
- Bills Sack Same Security Firm Fired by Vikings
by Dan Herbeck October 2017
After questions from The Buffalo News about Monterrey Security Consultants, the Bills said that the security firm no longer will provide security services for the 71,000 people who attend Bills home games at New Era Field in Orchard Park.
- Surveillance Photo of VSU Stadium Lot Shooter Released
by Mark Bowes October 2017
Police on Monday released a surveillance photo of man dropping a gun on the campus of Virginia State University after allegedly shooting a Petersburg man in the parking lot...
- Early NHL Success Helps Vegas Through Healing Process
by The Buffalo News October 2017
The Sabres will play their first game against the expansion Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night in T-Mobile Arena, less than a mile from the site of the shooting.
- Shooting Prompts Security Assessment at Camden
by Andy Berg October 2017
In light of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas this past weekend, the Baltimore Orioles might be looking to reassess security measures at Camden Yards.
- Suspect Detained After Bomb Found at Paris Stadium
by Andy Berg October 2017
Suspects are in custody after authorities in Paris found an improvised explosive device near the Paris Saint Germain soccer stadium.
- Using Robots for Security in Sports Venues
by Andy Berg September 2017
When thinking about venue security, R2-D2 is likely not what comes to mind, but that could change.
- Improving Safety and Security Outside Athletic Venues
by Dane Dodd December 2016
In the London Tube, "MIND THE GAP" signs and announcements are everywhere to warn passengers about the dangerous space between the train and the platform. This simple phrase has always struck me as a powerful reminder of where we need to focus our efforts to ensure the safety of special events: we need to focus on the gaps.