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Technology - Colleges Use Social Media to Sell Sports Tickets

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Social media offers ideal ways for ticket departments to build relationships and boost revenue.
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The Nation: Stop The Subsidy-Sucking Sports Stadiums : NPR

The Nation: Stop The Subsidy-Sucking Sports Stadiums : NPR | Sports Facility Management.4318861 | Scoop.it
Having one of the big four build a stadium in your city sounds great, right? Well, not really.
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Stadium Status

"It's hard being a sports fan these days." Stadium Status is a documentary which examines the rush of new sports stadiums in NYC as the latest example of an obscene…
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Internets Celebreties make a humorous stance on how public funds should be spent within a city.

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Marathon security -- is it even possible?

Since Sept. 11, 2001, sporting events have stepped up security. But how can you secure a major road race with crowds stretching 26.2 miles?
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Much like the typical sports facility, marathons and other sports outside of areas face the same difficulties in emergency management and crowd security.

 

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London 2012 Olympics: pre-Games anti-terror drill taking place on Underground to test security in case of attack - Telegraph

London 2012 Olympics: pre-Games anti-terror drill taking place on Underground to test security in case of attack - Telegraph | Sports Facility Management.4318861 | Scoop.it
A mocked-up terror attack on the London Underground is being staged today as part of a massive exercise to test security for the 2012 Games.
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Concessions - Concessions Operators Cater to Ticket-Holders' Refined Tastes

Concessions - Concessions Operators Cater to Ticket-Holders' Refined Tastes | Sports Facility Management.4318861 | Scoop.it
With menu items ranging from raw fish to fresh-carved beef, stadium concessions operators are catering to the more refined tastes of the average ticket-holder.
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How Poor Students Subsidize Unworthy College Sports

How Poor Students Subsidize Unworthy College Sports | Sports Facility Management.4318861 | Scoop.it
As parents and students struggle to keep up with rising college tuition and take on greater burdens of debt, universities are being challenged to justify the ballooning athletic fees they tack on to the bill.
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Crowd Control - One on One: Risk Control Expert Chris Rogers Warns Against Complacency

Crowd Control - One on One: Risk Control Expert Chris Rogers Warns Against Complacency | Sports Facility Management.4318861 | Scoop.it
Rogers discusses the challenges of keeping spectators safe.
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Crowd Control - Stun Guns Increasingly Used at Sporting Events

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Security officers are increasingly using stun guns to maintain order at sporting events, but are they taking crowd control too far?
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