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Where Is Sports Concussion Litigation Headed?

Where Is Sports Concussion Litigation Headed? | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Concussion litigation—and the brain injury science that underlies it—is trickling from the ranks of professional athletes to amateur and youth players, and that may create an expanding pool of future plaintiffs and new legal challenges for defendants, lawyers and academics tell Bloomb
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This article gives a glimpse into the future of contact sports and the positive and negative outcomes some of the ongoing and future litigation may have.
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You Should Watch the Super Bowl, You’re Paying for It

You Should Watch the Super Bowl, You’re Paying for It | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Before the Super Bowl this Sunday, one winner is already determined—local New England Patriots fans. NFL owners are professionals at extracting taxpayer money from local fans to fund generous subsidies for their lavish stadiums, and the NFL is tax-exempt. But Patriots owner Robert Kraft took a different, more taxpayer-friendly, approach and arranged 100 percent private funding for the construction and maintenance of Gillette Stadium, located outside Boston. In contrast, the public’s share of financing for the Seattle Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field was 64 percent ($300 million).
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This directly relates to one of our weekly forums in which we discuss the pros and cons of subsidized stadiums.  A good read that confirmed some of our studies and probably would have given me more ammunition in my forum discussions. 
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The Benefits of Outsourcing Concessions - Athletic Business

The Benefits of Outsourcing Concessions - Athletic Business | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
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This is about providing the best product to the customer while still adding value to your facility and corporation.  By outsourcing you may take a hit on initial percentage intake because you don't directly own the product, but the company you hire will generally be required to keep the concessions updated with the latest in amenities and will usually have an annual renewal fee that makes the idea of outsourcing very appealing.
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Crowd Management: Past and Contemporary Issues | The Sport Journal

Crowd Management: Past and Contemporary Issues | The Sport Journal | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Submitted by: Spiro G. Doukas Introduction Before the 2004 summer Olympic Games began, organizers contracted to Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), an
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Not only does crowd management have more intricacies than I expected, it also depends more on pre-planning than I formerly thought.  Crowd control does not just pertain to entrance and egress of a facility but it also incorporates building design, communication, and staffing educated on crowd management.
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The Fan Experience, Safety & Rio Summer Olympics

The Fan Experience, Safety & Rio Summer Olympics | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Talk to anyone in the today's Sports & Entertainment Industry, a multi-billion dollar juggernaut about what fuels the market. Most will tell you that it's all about safety/security and the overall fan experience. Furthermore, ownership groups, sports marketers, venue directors, contract security, guest services, box office, merchandising, security, those entrusted duty of care responsibilities, understand that along with corporate sponsorships, the well-paying fan base drives the market. Providing for a most memorable game day experience is part and parcel for enhancing organizational brand, bolstering profits . . .
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The Olympic games present a very unique security scenario in todays world of sport.  Not only is it one of the largest sporting events in the world, only rivaled by the World Cup, it is all in a location that will provide very difficult security risks.  One of the many risks are that Brazils borders touch up to 10 Countries, which could present a very real problem with screening potential
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Seahawks announce 4 percent rise in season ticket prices, set dates for single-game ticket sales

Seahawks announce 4 percent rise in season ticket prices, set dates for single-game ticket sales | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
The Seahawks on Tuesday announced a four percent rise in season ticket prices for the 2016 season while also announcing other information, including dates of single-game ticket sales.
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This article is very important because it shows a franchise that is very interested in keeping the fans as their first priority while still maintaining profitability.  Even though they plan to raise prices by 4% they still plan on staying below the NFL median price by 10% which is a win for the fans.
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Balancing Security and the Fan Experience in Sports Security

Balancing Security and the Fan Experience in Sports Security | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Entertaining the public is a unique animal. The sheer volume of fans that can attend a football game or a concert and the logistics can make it seemingly impossible. It’s a true balancing act to secure a facility, fans, players and employees on the professional, college and high school level while not infringing on the fan experience. “It’s something that we deal with every day,” says Paul Turner, Director of Event Operations & Security for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. . . .
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Interestingly enough standardization is key to maintaining a secure sporting facility.  Although part time workers may inhibit this slightly, providing consistent training and never deviating from protocol for each individual stadium event will minimize your risk in Security.
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Megadisasters – Why Learning Matters

Megadisasters – Why Learning Matters | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Disaster risk management is becoming increasingly important as population densities rise in urban areas around the world. A new report, Learning from Megadisasters, shares lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
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One of the big reasons I selected this article is because of my memory of the Earthquake in California during, I believe, a World Series game at Giants Stadium.  I remember watching it on T.V. and thinking that so many people were probably going to get injured in the panic.  This article explains in great detail how to hopefully mitigate some of those concerns that I thought of as a 10 year old kid back in 1989.
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