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

Should Building Codes be Changed to Keep Fans from Falling Out of Their Seats? | Crowd Management in Sports |
Should building codes be changed to keep fans from falling out of upper-level stadium sections?

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This article touches on something that can be contributed to many factors including, but not limited to, alcohol consumption and building codes. 2000-2009 North American sporting events have witnessed three deaths related to spectators falling over railings of an upper deck. The article discusses both deaths and injuries associated with the spectators falling from the upper decks, it also includes the argument of buidling codes. International building codes require a minimum height of 42 inches for any railing on the upper concourse of a stadium, whereas the minimum railing height building code in North America is a mere 28 inches. 

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, 2016 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 Maintaining railing only to code seems to be out of date.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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Sports management students tour Denver stadium

Sports management students tour Denver stadium | Crowd Management in Sports |
Fourteen students from a sports management class at Northeastern Junior College were recently able to tour Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver as part of their learning outside of the classroom experience.

Via Cheryl Bagby
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I selected this article strictly because this would be a great experience for those of us who are looking to make this a career. Even though I desire to be an Athletic Director and currently work security, it is of great benefit to have knowledge of the inner workings of sports stadiums, arenas and complexes.

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Michigan Stadium Renovation & Expansion -

As construction manager, Barton Malow completed the renovation and expansion of one of the largest football stadiums in the country. The expansion included t...

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The video article went over the three year process of the renovation and expansion of the largest stadium in North America, University of Michigan's Big House. Built in 1927, the Big House needed 21st century improvements to put up with the demands of a stadium that houses more than 110,000 fans on Saturday's. The construction crew went to great links to insure the safety of the spectators since they continued construction throughout the college football season for three years, each and every Thursday throughout the football season the crew would close down the site and clear everything for the game on Saturday. Maybe the article is not about "crowd management" exactly, but it does take into consideration the  management of the crowd's safety. 

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Sleeping Giant Says No To Crowd Control Drones

A county Sheriff's department in California that planned to buy and operate a surveillance drone has been forced to suspend the idea, and possibly scrap it a...
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This video article is really interesting, especially considering the recent news regarding the deployment of surveillance drones over American soil. Personally, my friends and I follow Alex Jones, and I voted for Ron Paul in the last two elections, so I find the fact that our government and her agencies want to use surveillance drones on her citizens. This broadcast is from Alex Jones' Nightly InfoWar News and talks about not only sheriff departments in California who want to use drones for crowd surveillance, but also a new drone that can enter and exit buildings via doors and windows. Not exactly what I want, but I do see how using it in crowd situations can benefit crowd safety and management, especially when crowds always exceed security and police personal. 

Jesse Hinojosa's curator insight, April 23, 2014 3:37 PM

This is a very interesting article and shows you were crowd management is headed in the future.

bryant tucker's curator insight, July 23, 2016 5:47 PM

I would not be opposed to having drones at sporting events if it was used correctly just to keep things in order, now if it was used to run warrants on people than I would disagree.

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Crowd Management: Past and Contemporary Issues | The Sport Journal

"This paper investigates crowd management issues in sports settings and
instances of failures" . @drspearsjr

Via Erika Scott
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The article is about crowd management in sports though it mostly centers around the Olympic Summer Games. An American company, Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC) is hired to handle the opening and closing ceremonies during the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece. They discuss the five reasons for corwd management, which have essentially been around since ancient Olympia, around 776 B.C. 

Also discssed within the article, the 2004 Malice in the Palace, an NBA game between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers, which see's the player formly known as Ron Artest jump into the stands with other players and picking fights with spectators. Truly one of the most indelible images of my sports life.

Alex Roberson's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:22 AM

Ensuring the safety, and keeping the peace within the crowds during a sporting event is a huge task, While this article mainly points out info about the Olympics it can be used effectively on smalllerr sporting events.

MARSIELLE FOSTER's curator insight, January 26, 2014 8:56 PM

Manage the crowd or it manage your facility in a bad way. 

Sharone Petty's curator insight, April 26, 2015 11:46 PM

Great article!!1