The Daytona International Speedway recently underwent a complete transformation, evolving from a grandstand to the world’s only motorsports stadium. The $400 million renovation, which began in 2013 and was completed in 2016, changed everything about the iconic speedway, from the fan experience to the operational logistics to the facility’s security needs.
Join the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) for their seventh annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Expo, which will take place on July 12-14, 2016, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.
Out of sheer necessity, sports security has been evolving rapidly since the Boston Marathon bombing, and most sports security professionals refer to that particular event as a turning point. Metal detectors have become commonplace in major league stadiums, new security policies have been formed, and even tailgating was banned at this year’s Super Bowl.
After more than 10 months of careful planning for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, Boston's hotels are gearing up for record occupancy and larger-than-ever crowds of spectators both in the city and along the 26.2 mile route. This year’s Boston Marathon will be held on April 21st.
On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others.
February 1, 2014
On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others. The attack, and the subsequent manhunt for the bombers, brought to light several issues inherent to event planning: a temporary location, a temporary staff, and the need to protect masses of spectators and participants.
What does Dr. Park Dietz, one of the world’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, want you to know about mitigating workplace violence? Read his guide on warning signs and prevention, along with features and columns on RFID technology, mobile credential standards, security convergence, CSO interview questions and more in our February 2017 edition of Security magazine.