Click Here to see what our services can do for you and your company

. .

Patron Management Institute

The Patron Management Institute (PMI) is dedicated to providing the highest quality training for those front-line staff members who work directly with patrons. The training program was developed by an internationally recognized advisory board specialized in crowd management, facility safety, patron management, and instructional design to make sure each training module addresses specific industry needs. Through undertaking and passing the training program, and subsequent shadowing requirements, employees/students can become Certified in Patron Management (CPM) and become Patron Leaders.

Friday night lights under fire: High school football games are being blitzed by gun violence

By David K. Li and Corky Siemaszko, NBC, September 15, 2023 Gun violence is threatening to dim Friday night lights and endangering a beloved national pastime — high school football games. This season alone so far only six weeks into the academic year, there have already been at least 16 shootings, resulting in two deaths and 13 people wounded at games across the country, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database, which has been tracking this data since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. There have been two additional incidents at high school football fields this season: one where a crowd began a stampede after someone flashed a gun, and one where gunfire ended a Pop Warner game. Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, stated “It’s been sad to watch,” she said. “Horrific. It’s definitely the worst I can remember in 35 years as a teacher, coach, leader in sports.” Niehoff said that when her association meets with local sports administrators about boosting security at big games, football in particular, this kind of violence is the “elephant in the room.” She said she’s grateful that, so far, none of these shootings Keep Reading

Electric Zoo Festival spirals into chaos after maximum capacity prompts fans to storm gates

Electric Zoo Festival spirals into chaos after maximum capacity prompts fans to storm gates By Sonia Rincón WABC logo Monday, September 4, 2023 RANDALL’S ISLAND, Manhattan (WABC) — The Electric Zoo Festival reached maximum capacity Sunday night ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’ and did not let anyone else in for safety reasons. As a result, a crowd stormed the gates at the festival, causing even more chaos for an event that struggled to get on its feet on opening day. Around 6 p.m., security workers stopped letting people in – even those who bought tickets. Some fans did not leave quietly when they got to the gate and were told their ticket wouldn’t get them in. Soon after the news broke, social media videos show fans pushing their way in, rushing the gates, jumping over and crawling through a security checkpoint, then running into the festival. The situation left police helpless and unable to stop the sheer number of people rushing into the event held at Randall’s Park. While the festival still went on, many of the people who bought tickets and planned to go were turned away. Sonia Rincon has the details. Fans’ disappointment has been building since Friday when Keep Reading

49ers fans attack each other in massive brawl at Levi’s Stadium

Tony Kurzweil Fri, September 22, 2023 at 9:24 AM CDT·1 min read 284 A large fight erupted in the stands at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara during Thursday night’s NFL game. The San Francisco 49ers were taking on the New York Giants when a group of the so-called “Niner Gang” turned on each other. The video posted by @T_Stephenson1 on X shows what appeared to be a fight between two women when a male bystander grabbed the hair of one of the combatants and pulled her down. Another man then tried to get involved in the fight and ended up getting punched and kicked by the bystanders. Brawl at 49ers game Security guards arrived and control of the situation at that point. It was unclear what started the brawl or if any disciplinary action was taken against any of the participants. The 49ers had much less trouble on the field Thursday night, easily beating the Giants 30-12. Violent altercations between fans in the stands appear to be turning into a trend this season. 49ers fans were involved in a fight earlier this month during a preseason game against the Denver Broncos. A Patriots fan died following an altercation with a Keep Reading

Massachusetts police investigating death of Patriots fan during game at Gillette Stadium

Callie Lawson-Freeman Tue, Sep 19, 2023 The death of a man during Sunday night’s New England Patriots game against the Miami Dolphins is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police and a county district attorney’s office, according to multiple reports. The 53-year-old was identified as Dale Mooney by the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, per a report from NBC News. He was in 300-level seating inside Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, when he had an “apparent medical event” before 11 p.m., state police reportedly said. Police and firefighters responded and he was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, according to the report. The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office is investigating the death as part of “normal protocol,” the prosecutor’s office told NBC News. Charges have yet to be filed in connection to Mooney’s death. Progress of the active investigation will depend on an autopsy, which could be conducted Tuesday, the District Attorney’s Office’s statement reportedly said. People tailgate outside Gillette Stadium before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) A man died at Gillette Stadium during an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Keep Reading

Madagascar stadium crush claims 12, 80 hurt

Article posted by Coliseum, September 4th, 2023 At least 12 people have been killed and 80 injured after a stampede occurred of sport fans trying to enter Madagascar’s (an island country lying off the southeastern coast of Africa) national stadium for the opening ceremony of the Indian Ocean Island Games. ‘ALJAZEERA’ stated that the stampede occurred at the entrance to the Barea Stadium on August 25th where a crowd of about 50,000 spectators had arrived to attend the event. The 41,000-capacity Kianja Barea Mahamasina is a rugby union and football stadium, also used for concerts and athletics, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The Indian Ocean Island Games is a quadrennial multisport event from the Indian Ocean island nations. The Games was created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1977 and currently gather the island nations and territories of Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, Réunion, and the Maldives. The 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games kicked off in Madagascar from August 25th and will continue till September 3rd. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-governmental sports organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is constituted in the form of an association under the Swiss Civil Code. ‘ALJAZEERA’ further stated that Madagascar’s Prime Minister Christian Ntsay told reporters at a hospital in Antananarivo, Keep Reading

Fan rushes field to hug Lionel Messi during LAFC vs. Inter Miami matchup

9/4/23 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Things got a little “Messi” during Sunday night’s match between LAFC and Inter Miami. Video captured the moment a Barcelona fan rushed the field to get close to soccer superstar Lionel Messi but was dragged away. Sports Illustrated reports Messi’s personal bodyguard jumped into action during the second half of the match. The report also praised LAFC defender Aaron Long (No. 33) for being willing to step in front of Messi and slow the fan down. The fan was able to touch Messi before he was pulled away and taken by three members of BMO Stadium security. Miami landed a 3-1 road victory over LAFC. Despite the loss, Los Angeles remains in third place in the MLS Western Conference. Their next game is set for Saturday in Portland.

Protesters arrested after delaying US Open match

Play at the U.S. Open was interrupted on Thursday night. ByJolie Lash, Aaron Katersky, and Mark Crudele September 8, 2023, 8:17 AM ABC News Live Sep 7, 2023; Flushing, NY, USA; Police work to remove a climate change protester during the wo… Two protesters have been arrested after play at the U.S. Open was interrupted on Thursday night when they began shouting and one glued his feet to the ground during a match at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Sayak Mukhopadhyay, 50, of White Plains, was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after gluing his feet to the concrete floor in the stands. Gregory Schwedock, 35, of Manhattan, who was also escorted out, was charged with criminal trespass. Both were given tickets to appear in court at a later date. Sep 7, 2023; Flushing, NY, USA; A climate change protester disrupts the women’s semifinal between Coco Gauff of the United States and Two other protesters were given trespassing notices by the U.S. Open, which effectively puts them on notice that they are no longer permitted on the grounds. The delay of the match between Coco Gauff and Karolina Muchova began at 8:05 p.m. ET when protesters appeared to Keep Reading

Death at Burning Man 2023

Death investigated at Burning Man while 70,000 festival attendees remain stuck in Nevada desert after rain Nouran Salahieh and Emma Tucker, CNN Sun, September 3, 2023 Authorities are investigating a death at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert as thousands of people remain trapped on site after heavy rains inundated the area and created thick, ankle-deep mud which sticks to campers’ shoes and vehicle tires. Attendees were told to shelter in place in the Black Rock Desert and conserve food, water and fuel after a rainstorm swamped the area, forcing officials to halt any entering or leaving of the festival. “A little over 70,000 people,” remained stranded Saturday, Sgt. Nathan Carmichael, with the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office, told CNN Sunday morning. Some people have left the site by walking out but “most of the RVs are stuck in place,” he said. On Sunday morning, event organizers said roads remained closed as they were “too wet and muddy” and more uncertain weather was likely on the way. While some vehicles were able to leave, others got stuck in the mud, organizers said on the event’s website. “Please do NOT drive at this time,” they added. “We will update you Keep Reading

One dead, another injured after shooting at Louisiana high school football game

Chris Cwik Sat, Sep 2, 2023 A student was killed and another person was injured after a shooting occurred during a high school football game Friday at Port Allen High School in Louisiana. The West Baton Rouge School Board released a statement Saturday confirming that a student was killed during the shooting, which took place at halftime during the Port Allen-Brusly High School game. The full statement read: “We are deeply saddened by the shooting that took place at the Port Allen High/Brusly High football game on Friday night. Our first priorities at this time are to assist the family of the student who died, and all our students, and to assist the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in its investigation. “Although we had extra security at this game, it ended in a tragic incident. At this time, we ask for prayers for all involved. We will have crisis teams ready to talk with and assist our students at our high schools when classes resume Tuesday morning. And while we do not expect any problems at school, we will have an increased security presence at schools for the coming period. “We will not issue any information on the shooting. Any Keep Reading

Police Arrest Three Juveniles on Gun Charges Outside HS Football Game

Andy Berg 8/28/23- Athletic Business Police in Columbus, Ohio, have confirmed that three juveniles were arrested for brandishing guns outside a football game Friday between Carver and Spencer High Schools. Two 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old were arrested outside A.J. McClung Stadium on weapons charges. The teens’ names are not being released due to their age. According to the local CBS affiliate, three guns, including one that was reported stolen, were confiscated. Two of the teenagers were taken into custody when they were seen brandishing the guns, according to police. The incident reportedly started a fight inside the stadium at the end of the third quarter, which created a panic that spread outside the stadium, and the game was halter and not finished as a result. There were unsubstantiated reports that shots were fired outside the stadium, but police have since confirmed that was not the case, and no injuries were reported. The Muscogee School District released the following statement: “The Columbus Police Department and Muscogee County School District Police are currently investigating the situation at the Heritage Bowl between Carver and Spencer High Schools. The football game ended early due to fights. The altercation spilled over to the parking lot, Keep Reading

Copyright 2015 All Rights Reserved
Web Design By MR Web Design