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A Company That Runs Prisons Will Have Its Name on a Stadium

A Company That Runs Prisons Will Have Its Name on a Stadium | Sports Facility Management. 4340736. | Scoop.it
Florida Atlantic University will name its football building GEO Group Stadium, after the prisons corporation, leading critics to wonder just how far colleges and teams will go for revenue.
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When money puts integrity behind bars!

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Tax breaks for sports facilities: Trimmed-back versions of sports-stadium tax breaks pass House committee

Tax breaks for sports facilities: Trimmed-back versions of sports-stadium tax breaks pass House committee | Sports Facility Management. 4340736. | Scoop.it
Dismissing criticism that it amounts to corporate welfare, the state House's tax-writing committee approved a package of multimillion-dollar breaks Wednesday for professional-sports facilities...
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Interesting how supporters of the plan claim that it will boost the local economy...

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Students not given equal chance for tickets to The Final Four

Students not given equal chance for tickets to The Final Four | Sports Facility Management. 4340736. | Scoop.it
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March madness is also outside the basketball ball court!
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How To Manage Crowds at College Sporting Events - Article - Campus Safety Magazine

How To Manage Crowds at College Sporting Events - Article - Campus Safety Magazine | Sports Facility Management. 4340736. | Scoop.it
Emergency planning, stadium security, and enforcing good spectator conduct through PA and video board announcements as well as a texting system will help keep your sporting events riot free.
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It is all in the message sent! On screen or with a phone

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Top 5 Technologies in NFL Stadiums

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As football fans around the world turn their attention toward the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium for Super Bowl XLIV this Sunday, Popular Mechanics looked at the other 30 NFL stadiums and found five that lead the league in innovation.
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If big sports arenas are not necessarily good for a city's economy, one thing is for sure they help to improve science!

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Broncos stadium food

Pat Miller shows Bertha Lynn the gourmet foods available at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Via Sherri Gee
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Pick your area, pick your food! Various meals proposed at the different concessions of an NFL stadium. Some of the money goes to charity, so please eat something!

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Mandy Santiago's curator insight, January 26, 2014 6:02 PM

Fantastic idea for stadiums to start using locally grown food in their concessions. This keeps the cost of food down with less shipping of food and is part of going green for any stadium. A  plus is helping the local economy and could be a new way to change the way people look at concession food. 

D'aundra's curator insight, June 26, 6:01 PM

Stadium food has gotten a major upgrade, no longer is it just a hotdog.

Scott Chadwick's comment, June 26, 11:40 PM
Its nice to see such a large organization like the Dever Broncos give back to the local community even if its just a small donation. Its also nice to accommodate all those who attend.
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Spectator Safety Sports Fans Risk Lives for Entertainment

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Fans do not always realize that when they buy a ticket to see their favorite team play, they also give up their right to sue in case of an injury.

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Return of SuperSonics Would Fill Void for Seattle Fans

Return of SuperSonics Would Fill Void for Seattle Fans | Sports Facility Management. 4340736. | Scoop.it
Seattle fans feel hopeful but also wary, and somewhat guilty, with the sale of the Sacramento Kings and the prospect of the SuperSonics’ return.
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A great illustration of psychic benefits !
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Ralph Wilson Stadium Could See Extra Security During Game Days - WKBW-TV

Ralph Wilson Stadium Could See Extra Security During Game Days - WKBW-TV | Sports Facility Management. 4340736. | Scoop.it
Toronto Star Ralph Wilson Stadium Could See Extra Security During Game Days WKBW-TV ORCHARD PARK, NY (WKBW) - In an effort to help make Ralph Wilson Stadium more family friendly, a new security agreement calls for an additional 128 Erie County...
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The Buffalo Bills will cover the cost of the extra deputies they ask for. Where will these agents will be taken from? Read the article to find out! Watch also the video to discover that some money could come from the county...

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Behind the scenes with the stadium concessions team

More than 108,000 college football fans enter Beaver Stadium during every home Penn State football game, and most of them probably don't consider all the wor...
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Old video but great insights on the concession world where full time employees, students, or people doing community service work in the same environment for various reasons!

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Sports Field Management - Round-the-Clock Field Use - March, 2013 - FEATURES

Sports Field Management - Round-the-Clock Field Use - March, 2013 - FEATURES | Sports Facility Management. 4340736. | Scoop.it
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A journey into the fascinating (and very technical) world of maintaining sports fields
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