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NFL, MLB stadium security evolves 10 years after Sept. 11, 2001 - More Sports - SI.com

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As the St. Louis Cardinals designed new Busch Stadium early in the 2000s, the September 11 attacks remained in their minds.

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Tricia's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:48 PM

So much has changed in the quality of security all over the country in light of terroist attacks over the last century. Security in sports facilities is no exception.

Joshua Evans's curator insight, January 17, 2014 10:13 AM

Security can never be thorough enough. At an event like a game, there are thousands of potential victims if a terrorist attack happens. Always think security. 

Jason Cain's curator insight, March 22, 2014 10:47 PM

Security has been as important as the teams that are playing since the 9/11 attacks on the United States. It is important to keep everyone safe especially in large crowds where attacks would involve a lot of people at one time. 

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New disability access rules take effect today

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New disability access rules take effect todayPatterson Irrigator For more information on new disability laws, go online to www.ada.gov, www.bsc.ca.gov/CCDA or www.calchamber.com/ADA.


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Pro sports teams don't bolster local economies | No Stadium On ...

The key take away from their study is; “Our conclusion, and that of nearly all academic economists studying this issue, is that professional sports generally have little, if any, positive effect on a city's economy,”.


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Building the Greenest Stadium Around | TexasElectricityProviders.com

Building the Greenest Stadium Around | TexasElectricityProviders.com | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it

Major sporting events in general consume massive amounts of energy. From lighting a stadium to waste generation, a professional football game is an expensive undertaking. In the last few years, sports venues have started to incorporate energy-efficient strategies and green design elements, such as more efficient lighting systems, composting and on-site power generation. These stadiums are already seeing great returns on their investments and saving lots of money on energy. What kind of savings could we generate if we combined all the energy-efficient and eco-friendly measures available into one ultimate green stadium?

 

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MetLife Stadium: EPA released its annual assessment of the stadium’s progress.

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MetLife Stadium will be one of the greenest stadiums in American professional sports.

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Acquisti & Sostenibilità not-for-profit's curator insight, March 23, 2013 2:38 PM

In June 2009 MetLife Stadium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with the intention of improving the facility’s environmental sustainability and becoming a steward of green operation. The EPA released its annual assessment of the stadium’s progress toward that goal this week, and the data showcases significant gains at the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.

The analysis shows that MetLife Stadium has reduced its carbon footprint by the equivalent of over 234,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, saving the facility nearly $20 million in operating costs in just under four years of action. The reductions are equivalent to the annual emission of over 48,000 vehicles or the annual energy use in more than 12,000 homes.

These gains were largely the result of several initiatives put into place at MetLife Stadium. The most recognizable step was the installation of a solar-energy ring around the top of the stadium to mitigate the energy usage at the venue, which went online in August 2012. But the biggest gains came from an aggressive energy-conservation program at the stadium that reduced energy use by 20% from the opening baselines.

The EPA also noted the efforts by MetLife Stadium to expand green purchasing decisions, sustainable landscaping, increases in recycling and composting, and water conservation through low-flow installations and waterless urinals. As host of the 2014 Super Bowl, MetLife Stadium has quantitatively shown progress toward its stated mission to host the greenest championship game to date.

Joshua Evans's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:47 PM

MetLife Stadium is leading the way in their efforts to be green. This is a great article to read.

Monique Tester's curator insight, April 26, 2014 11:58 AM

Not only is the MetLife Stadium an ecofriendly stadium but is the only stadium out of all the NFL stadiums to receive no public funding including construction upgrades/improvements.

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Case Studies in Crowd Management, Security and Business ...

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The International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies is an institution based in High Wycombe, UK. The Centre is part of Buckinghamshire New University and offers a range of unique academic courses for ...

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Green Goals Set for Brazil's World Cup Stadiums - Environment News Service

Green Goals Set for Brazil's World Cup Stadiums - Environment News Service | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Environment News Service Green Goals Set for Brazil's World Cup Stadiums Environment News Service But many of the stadium operators are not experts in sustainability and need to expand their knowledge on the subject, in order to manage their...

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Kelli Pennington's curator insight, August 25, 2013 5:20 PM

Green is becoming the hip and cool in the same way it is saving the environment!

Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:31 PM
Hopefully other stadiums will catch on to these practices. Although initially more expensive, it will save money in the long run as well was preserve the environment.
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Sunpower Providing Solar Energy For New SF 49ers Stadium | Clean Technica

Sunpower Providing Solar Energy For New SF 49ers Stadium | Clean Technica | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it

Even though the 2013 National Football League season is about six months away, one team is driving the ball down the field in helping to boost the changing image of spectator sports as a champion in environmental sustainability.

 

Sunpower is helping recent Super Bowl Finalists, the San Francisco 49ers, by providing a solar panel system for their new stadium.

 

The new system at 400 kW is being installed by NRG Energy at the $1.2 billion stadium located in Santa Clara, California. Once completed, the project will offset all energy consumption at all San Francisco 49er home games once the stadium opens in 2014.

 

Installation of three solar array bridges will be done at the training centre, plus a solar canopy built over the green roof terrace.

 

“NRG is much more than a founding partner, they are providing the energy leadership, infrastructure and expertise to help us achieve the vision of making the new Santa Clara Stadium an economically and environmentally sustainable showcase for innovation,” said Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco 49ers, Jed York.

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Dennis Merritt's curator insight, June 22, 2013 3:52 PM

Making a green facility is at the top of every facility managers list. It is better for the environment and saves money in the long run.

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Dolphins paid for Miami Chamber of Commerce study saying Sun Life Stadium adds $1B to economy

Dolphins paid for Miami Chamber of Commerce study saying Sun Life Stadium adds $1B to economy | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce wants to increase hotel taxes to help pay for a $400 million renovation at Sun Life Stadium.

 

The business group’s board on Wednesday endorsed the Miami Dolphins’ financing plan for their home stadium, saying the upgrade will be good for the county’s economy. The Dolphins want an annual $3 million state subsidy and millions of dollars in Miami-Dade hotel taxes each year to fund the biggest renovation in the stadium’s history, including a partial canopy to shield spectators from the sun and rain.

 

Under the plan, Miami-Dade would increase mainland hotel taxes to 7 percent from 6 percent, making them the highest in Florida. Miami Beach is also expected to raise its hotel tax to 7 percent to fund improvements of the city’s convention center.

 

Sun Life is vying with the new $1 billion stadium in the San Francisco area for the 2016 Super Bowl, and the Chamber’s resolution endorsing the higher taxes cites the economic value of winning that game. A Chamber study funded by the Dolphins concluded that the Dolphins and Sun Life generate about $1 billion a year to South Florida’s economy. Citying the study, the resolution said the stadium renovation would create 4,000 construction jobs and pump an additional $2 billion into Miami-Dade’s economy over 15 years...

 

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Jon J.'s curator insight, May 26, 2013 3:28 PM

Sun Life Stadium renovations could bolster Miami's economy and place the Home of the Dolphins in contendership for Superbowl L (50).

david Plassmann's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:35 PM

Longterm reasoning for public subsidy.

 

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New rules: Ejected NFL fans this season will have to pay to take 4-hour online course to return to stadium

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The NFL is getting more serious about conduct in the stands.

 

This year, its teams are requiring any fan who gets ejected from a stadium to take a four-hour online course before they are permitted to come back into the facility again.

 

The course, designed by psychotherapist Dr. Ari Novick in tandem with the MetLife Stadium security director Daniel DeLorenzi, focuses on alcohol abuse, anger management and crude behavior. A handful of teams have used the course over the past couple seasons, but this summer, as part of a review of their best practices, every team decided to enforce the course on offending fans this season.

 

Novick said when fans get ejected from a game this year, they will be sent a letter that encourages them to apologize to the team and complete the course. If they fail to meet the requirement, and they are caught on stadium property, they are told they could be arrested for trespassing.

 

Not only do fans have to take the course if they want to come back to the stadium, they have to pay for it, too. Costs vary by team. The Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons charge the least at $50, while the New England Patriots charge a league-high $100. When a fan completes the course, Novick's company forwards that information to the club.

 

Skeptics might wonder how teams are going to keep track of ejected fans from week to week. Ray DiNunzio, the NFL's director of strategic security, told ESPN the monitoring will vary by team but could at some point involve facial recognition technology.

 

Approximately 7,000 people were ejected from NFL stadiums last season. The number varied by team but some teams are known to be more strict in certain areas than others. The Oakland Raiders, for example, have a zero-tolerance policy for smoking. DiNunzio said the Raiders could eject up to 300 fans a game for lighting up...


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