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Rescooped by Jonathan Griffith from ... NE LEUR DITES PAS QUE LE FOOTBALL EST UNE ECONOMIE, ... ILS CROIENT QUE C'EST UN SPORT !!
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Obscure Florida Law Requires “TaxPayer Funded” Sports Stadiums ...

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Just Americans Making Ethical Statements Weblog. A Blog for Open Discourse ... Obscure Florida Law Requires “TaxPayer Funded” Sports Stadiums to be Used as Homless Shelter. January 25, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, ...


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Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:15 PM
Although I foresee a lot of logistical needs going into this, it makes sense to help out those in need. The mandate is a little extensive though. I would like to see other stadiums throughout the country catch on to this.
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33 Awesome Photos Of Sports Stadiums That No Longer Exist

33 Awesome Photos Of Sports Stadiums That No Longer Exist | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
American professional sports is now in its third generation of sports venues.
There were the cozy neighborhood stadiums of the early 20th century, the utilitarian monstrosities of the '70s, and now the vintage revival/space age dichotomy of 2013.

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Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:18 PM
It's a shame that these arenas are no longer there. I especially like the photos of Ebbets Field. The photos are exactly what I would imagine an early 1900s baseball stadium to look like.
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Crowd Control - English Soccer Team Tells Fans to "Sit Down and Shut Up"

Crowd Control - English Soccer Team Tells Fans to "Sit Down and Shut Up" | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
An English soccer team implores its fans to "sit down and shut up."

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Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:21 PM
Europe takes its soccer very serious, especially the fans. Although the safety officer wasn't implying a strict policy, doing so would likely affect attendance throughout the season.
Thomas Connors's comment, September 26, 2013 8:08 PM
i learned that crowd attendance is extremely key in any situation. People love a good crowd, even if the team is struggling. People were complaining about the crowd being to loud and obnoxious. Knowing that if she were to actually do something about it the fans would decrease and finally totally kill the program even more. So, Sue Watson (safety officer) replied to this by sending out a letter saying "Sit down, Shut up" Such a bold move by the officer, but it enlightened the fans and could possibly increase the fans instead of just the opposite. I selected this article because i thought it was extremely interesting on to how they responded to the outrageous complaints about a good crowd. This will help me because it shows that not every complaint should be taken seriously, because that would make the majority of the fans un happy and could cause a huge decrease in fans.
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Concessions - Healthier Concessions Menus Present New Booster Club Challenges

Concessions - Healthier Concessions Menus Present New Booster Club Challenges | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it
Fans attending high school football games this fall in Portland, Maine, were in for a surprise — especially the ones craving a tray of warm nachos and a cold Mountain Dew.

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Jaclyn Mickelson's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:52 PM

Portland is ahead of the power curve on this hot topic, and there is no doubt that revenue is not the only thing that should be of concern to the Booster Club.  Longevity and being healthy should be prioritized over money, and Federal grants attempting to fight obesity will continue to add to the overall budget of the school and compensate for what was lost by not selling unhealthy choices. 

Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:25 PM
With obesity such a concern, especially in today's adolescent population, it makes sense to implement these replacements. I believe a better option would be to still include the fan favorites while also offering an additional selection of healthy alternatives.
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Xirrus Wireless Networks are Becoming Crucial for Sports Stadiums

Xirrus Wireless Networks are Becoming Crucial for Sports Stadiums | Sports Facility Management | Scoop.it

Earlier this month Liverpool FC joined the growing trend of sports teams and venues to install Xirrus Wi-Fi networks in their stadium.  The reason for the installation was to improve the game day atmosphere for fans by making it easier for them to share their experiences on social media platforms.  This ability to have tens of thousands of fans simultaneously accessing the internet via mobile devices during matches is important for the Liverpool brand because when fans share experiences on social networks they become organic promoters.  Also, installing a Wi-Fi network creates new ways for Liverpool to gather feedback from their fan base. Thus, creating opportunities to increase revenue and ensure that fans will want to repeat their stadium experience.

Elaborating on these new possibilities of adding the Xirrus Wi-Fi network to the Liverpool stadium is Andrew Robinson, Head of Digital Media and Technology at Liverpool Football Club.  Andrew explains: “Running our own data network based on Xirrus technology means we can provide our fans with a dedicated, robust and high quality experience. The added reliability and performance of high capacity wireless internet over 3G connections will encourage our fans to use social networks like Twitter and Facebook to share their experiences with fans unable to make it to the game.

A massive driver for this new network is that we can gain more insight into our fans than ever before. Sign-in will be via a one-time registration process using an email address and fans will be encouraged to tell us their likes and dislikes. The technology will allow us to find out what devices fans like to connect with the Club on so we can invest in digital platforms accordingly. We will also find out more about how fans use the stadium and its facilities so we can adapt these to better serve them.


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Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:16 PM
What a great idea. In this wireless age certainly fans want to keep up to date with everything, even while attending sporting events.
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Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports Stadiums

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Five of The World's Most Sustainable Sports StadiumsGreen Building ElementsSustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we've seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums.

Sustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we’ve seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums. Traditionally, the concept behind sports stadiums has been to create a colosseum-like structure which adds theatre and creates an incredible atmosphere with little prior thought ever given to sustainability. Recently, things have begun to change and we’re now seeing more and more architects giving sustainability the attention it deserves when designing new sports stadiums...


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Vinnie's curator insight, February 17, 2015 7:38 PM

Five of the most sustainable stadiums around the world. There are a few built and a few "projects".

Sarah Faigh's comment, April 22, 2015 7:41 PM
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Lem McBride's curator insight, June 25, 2017 12:09 PM
A good read on the Top 5 ECO Friendly stadiums.
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Security Recommendations for High Profile Sporting Events

FOX: Jeff Beatty, accompanied by an explosive detection canine that worked at the Rose Bowl, discusses potential areas of concern and what protective measure...

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Alex Roberson's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:27 AM

As terrorism is on the rise, security is more important especially for larger events, outisde of the events there are large crowds which can easily be the target of the attacks.  having proper security measures is paramount in the safety of those both watching and participating in the sport

Jonathan Griffith's comment, September 22, 2013 6:23 PM
Terrorists always want to hit an event of location with both a large number of people and something of high publicity. With the Super Bowl being one of, if not the most widely televised events, it makes sense to take security so serious.
Brandon Hockenbarger's curator insight, April 26, 2015 12:51 AM

This is a great video showing what actually goes into keeping the fans, players, and workers all safe during a large sporting event.

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

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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.