The first day of fall is exciting – that crisp feel to the air and the beautiful sight of leaves changing colors. Fall brings cooler temperatures and if you are like millions of people around the US, it also brings one of your favorite things – sports!
From packed NFL stadiums to your favorite college teams and even the local high school game, the excitement of the competition is electric. Watching the games on TV can be thrilling, but the heart-racing excitement can only be truly experienced in person.
So you’re ready. You’ve made your list and checked it twice: your favorite jersey is clean, you’ve got your tickets and parking passes, and of course, spending money for your favorite stadium snacks.
But what about stadium safety and security?
In today’s world, being prepared for “just in case” is always a good idea. That is why knowing a little bit about stadium security issues can help you get ready for the game.
Remember when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles? (Patriot fans can only hope to forget.) 67,612 fans successfully navigated arena security to attend Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. To get ready, 24/7sports.com offered great stadium security suggestions for those attending the big game in Minnesota. These included dressing comfortably (including your shoes), looking for alternative ways to get to the stadium such as public transit, and being aware of your stadium’s approved and prohibited list of items you can take in to the stadium. (Hint, leave your Frisbees and laser pointer at home!)
Did you know? Some stadiums even have a class you have to complete if you’ve been disinvited from the stadium. Check out Gillette Stadium’s class.
What size bag is allowed in NFL stadiums? NFL policy size/type of bags allowed.
If your pulse quickens at the idea of combining your love of sports with your desire to work in the safety and security fields, an MBA with an emphasis in Sport Event Security Management is right for you. Southern Miss offers this one-of-a-kind MBA program featuring classes such as Threat and Risk Assessment of Sport Venues and Sport Event Emergency Response Planning.
If you choose Southern Miss to further your stadium security education, you are in good company.
What better university to get your degree focused on sport security management than from the leading university in stadium research? Southern Miss’ own National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) has a Sport Security Research, Training and Operations Center at the National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL) for addressing sport safety and security risks and threats.
Find your sporting future at Southern Miss through our accredited Business Administration Sport Event Security Management MBA.