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SportEvac: Choreographing a Stadium Stampede | Homeland Security

SportEvac: Choreographing a Stadium Stampede | Homeland Security | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
A new breed of simulation software—dubbed SportEvac—is being developed and tested by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security at the University of Southern Mississippi, part of the Southeast Region Research Initiative (SERRI),...

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Kevin Matthews's curator insight, July 23, 2017 6:49 PM

Using computer software to bring your event management to the next level.

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2013 Stadium Bag Policy

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Home page for 2013 Gameday Bag Policy, with rules for bags brought to NFL stadiums.

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Marketa HUtchison's curator insight, March 20, 2014 4:49 PM

Although I am glad that stadiums are a safer place to enjoy games, the NFL policies remind me of airport policies which make traveling very stressful and not enjoyable. Will these policies make less people come to the games?...

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A Closer Look at Stadium Subsidies — The American Magazine

A Closer Look at Stadium Subsidies — The American Magazine | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Despite what many people believe, professional sports venues typically do not spur large-scale economic activity.

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Amanda Mueller's curator insight, October 23, 2013 6:24 PM

"The typical economic impact study gathers data on all aspects of spending related to a stadium, including the money spent to build it and the money spent by fans in connection with the stadium (including on tickets, at restaurants, and at hotels). The impact of this spending ripples outward into other areas of the economy through a multiplier. By linking spending to employment, the study then calculates how many jobs a stadium has created. It does not perform a cost-benefit analysis, which would address the opportunity costs of raising taxes to pay for a stadium and consider alternative uses of those funds."

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Stadiums' costs outweighing revenue potential - Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Stadiums' costs outweighing revenue potentialAtlanta Journal Constitution(2006 file photo) Experts say unrealistic revenue projections and the skyrocketing construction cost of sports stadiums, especially football behemoths, is making it increasingly...

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Buffalo Bills Stadium Renovations Expected To Top $200 Million ...

Buffalo Bills Stadium Renovations Expected To Top $200 Million ... | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
"When we looked at the new stadium, we rejected the concept for several reasons," Brandon said. "New stadiums cost anywhere from $800 million and north. What's usually involved is substantial public and fan participations, ...

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Why Stadium Subsidies Always Win: Q&A with J.C. Bradbury

"One of the things we often find about these stadiums," explains Kennesaw State University economist J.C. Bradbury, is that "[politicians and supporters] always underestimate the costs and overestimate the benefits."

Indeed, as Bradbury points out, every independent analysis of subsidies for sports teams and stadiums shows that they suck money out of the local economy. Yet time and again, politicians and team owners succeed in handing the taxpayer a bill. Why is that? 

"People see money going into stadiums, people spending their dollars at the stadiums, going to the games," says Bradbury, who writes widely on the economics of sports. "Really, this is just a transfer from locals. Instead of spending their money on movies or going out to eat, they're going to a sports game, and so it looks like it's generating a lot of money."

Reason's Nick Gillespie sat down with Bradbury at Freedom Fest to talk about the city of Atlanta's $1 billion promise to build a new stadium for the NFL's Falcons.


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Building green sport facilities

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Whether the issue is conserving energy or recycling building products, conservation has become a major concern for new facilities. A key for new facilities is their ability to minimize waste. From reducing the amount of wasted energy to building with sustainable materials, constructing more efficient facilities is a sound and correct decision


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Joseph Brandt Miller's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:47 AM

I absolutely love this idea, reason being that it will save Americans money by going green. The more engery we conserve, the money in our wallets, the more we recycle the less we have to put out for new bottles and other things of that nature. Going green is the way to go!

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carlos vivanco's curator insight, July 20, 2016 11:57 PM

Whether the issue is conserving energy or recycling building products, conservation has become a major concern for new facilities. This article touches up on the benefits of building Eco-friendly sports facilities and the strong positive impact on the environment.

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The most expensive tickets in the four major pro sports leagues ...

The most expensive tickets in the four major pro sports leagues ... | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
The cost of tickets to watch professional sports varies considerably. In some cities, the amount can be the same as the price of dinner and a movie. For some teams, however, tickets can cost so much that most families struggle ...

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