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Recognizing weather risks at sports venues: why it's important - Washington Post (blog)

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Washington Post (blog) Recognizing weather risks at sports venues: why it's important Washington Post (blog) In the midst of a riveting game at a packed stadium, a weather disruption is often the last thing on attendees' minds and the last thing...

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Check out the lightning after warning and then as you continue reading a tornado takes effect in the beginning of a basketball game. Talk about taking a hit at the box office.

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Brandon Hockenbarger's curator insight, April 26, 2015 12:36 AM

This video show a great scenario of what can happen if the person in charge of an event doesn't take action with bad weather.

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Cubs renew concession deal with Levy Restaurants

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The deal extends a 28-year partnership through 2021.

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Levy will dump their own money into the concession upgrades for the field making better service.

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Dawn G's curator insight, June 17, 2014 6:04 AM

Building a solid reputation may ensure contract renewal.

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Marseille stadium changes upset disabled fans - ESPN FC

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Marseille's Stade Velodrome is currently undergoing renovation to make it one of Europe's most modern venues, but the club's disabled supporters have been left disappointed by the changes.

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267 million euro put to waste. The fans will not return including disabled fans who were unable to see, ridiculous!

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Charles Edwards's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:37 PM

Being disabled should not mean that a fan is unable to attend a sporting event without a great experience.  It is great a team is making upgrades to become more modern and while the changes are good for some, there are a small few who feel overlooked.  No stadium should subject their disabled fans to a miserable game experience.  If anything, a stadium needs to be able to accomodate all of their fans.

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USA TODAY Sports investigation: Holes in stadium security - USA TODAY

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USA TODAY Sports investigation: Holes in stadium security USA TODAY Stadiums and entertainment venues across the nation routinely rely on low-paid, part-time security guards with spotty training and even criminal convictions, an investigation by...

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Reasons for security is to make us safe when watching the  sports we love so much!! The hate in the world today requires us to have security, but is the security the right people for the job?

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Virtual Sports Stadiums Can Be Useful During Emergency Planning | RDPC

What would happen in the event of a bombing or other disaster during a major sporting event? Evacuating thousands of panicked spectators would definitely have its challenges.

With the help of new simulation software, University of Southern Mississippi researchers will have the ability to study evacuation procedures at virtual sports stadiums. The software uses blueprints from actual sporting arenas and allows researchers to see how the attendees of a sporting event might behave in the event of a security threat. The simulation software attempts to account for the behavior of panicked spectators, as well as stadium employees, and first responders.

By utilizing such software, emergency planners at sports stadiums will have the ability to study exits, identify areas where major congestion may occur, and evaluate how frightened spectators might react during an evacuation. Good planning could possibly save numerous lives during a disaster or terrorist attack at a major sporting event.


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If You Build It, They Might Not Come: The Risky Economics of Sports Stadiums

If You Build It, They Might Not Come: The Risky Economics of Sports Stadiums | Sports Facility Management Scooped by Tester | Scoop.it
The trials of the Phoenix Coyotes, the least popular hockey team in the NHL, offer a lesson in public debt and defeat (@OmarKelly Economic benefit of stadium upgrades, and the return on public subsidies to fund them, is far from settled:

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An example of city's money gone to waste.

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Which Sports Fans Drink the Most Beer?

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"Whether it's shotgunning during a Saturday morning tailgate, sipping on a few (overpriced) ones during the game, washing away your sorrows after your team blew a 20-plus point lead or just tossing a few back before and after an intramural game, those suds are essential in helping you keep your competitive sanity at times."


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Crowd control will definitely be needed in these sports. :)

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Should Building Codes be Changed to Keep Fans from Falling Out of Their Seats?

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Should building codes be changed to keep fans from falling out of upper-level stadium sections?

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The risks at games could lead to death.

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Sharone Petty's curator insight, April 26, 2015 11:45 PM

This is a great read!!

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D'aundra's curator insight, June 26, 5:04 PM

This article addresses the keeping the fans safe. Although it is important of maintaining good sight lines to see the game, keeping fans safe should also be a priority. Maintaining railing only to code seems to be out of date. Maybe when the code was established, the risk of them falling was lower. Raising the minimum height of the railings while still maintaining the line of sight for fans would be a good way to keep them safe while enjoying the game. 

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Attorney Richard Bernstein - UM Stadium Opens to Disabled Fans

Attorney Richard Bernstein and Michigan Paralyzed Veterans applaud new opportunities for disabled to cheer on UM football team at Michigan Stadium. (August 1...

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Its never too late to let the games be open and available to all!

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ADA "Gillette Stadium: Accessible to All"

Kevin McGuire (CAS'83), an attorney and an ADA consultant, leads a tour of Gillette Stadium, pointing out features that make it accessible for all patrons wi...


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Comparing stadiums, New York Giants the New England Patriots stadium. Giants stadium still not publicly funded versus the Gillette stadium being a prime example of what an ADA stadium should be like. Sports Facility Management includes a lot of different aspects of managing when it comes to money and the safety and happiness of the fans.

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Taylor Berg's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:58 PM

Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is somehting very serious that stadiums also take very serious. ADA helps make sure stadiums keep up to date with their stadiums to make sure that people with disabilities are having the same opportunities as those without disabilities. They want to make sure that the disabled can have just as much fun at an event then the people with no disability. This video will show you the great lengths that Gillette Stadium go to to make sure that people with disabilities have the same experience as everybody else.

david Plassmann's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:38 PM

Great example of ADA compliance.

 

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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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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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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.