Sports Facilities to Receive Recognition During National Sports Safety and Security Conference
Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:49am | By: NCS4 Staff
A total of seven sports facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2021 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition set for Nov. 9-10 in Phoenix.
This year’s theme is Reconnect. Reflect. Inspire. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).
The Facility of Merit Award recognizes a facility that has performed above and beyond normal operations to demonstrate an innovative approach to enhancing safety and security. The chosen facility may also have resolved a significant safety/security issue or incident.
“We look forward to recognizing these outstanding facilities and their management teams for their innovative work,” said Dr. Stacey A. Hall, NCS4 Executive Director and Professor of Sport Management.
Each league or organization selects the criteria and makes the determination as to who will be recognized. Facilities being recognized include:
- Denver Colfax Marathon (Marathon/Endurance)
- McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Event Center (High School)
- Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, University of Texas (NCAA)
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MLS)
- Fiserv Forum (NBA)
- FirstEnergy Stadium (NFL)
- Rogers Place (NHL)
For more information about the conference, visit http://www.ncs4.usm.edu/conference/ and for more information about the awards, visit https://ncs4.usm.edu/about/ncs4-recognition-awards/.
About the 12th Annual Conference:
The National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition will be held in Phoenix at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa on Nov. 9-10. The conference will attract over 450 attendees and 70 exhibitors representing professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, interscholastic athletics, marathon and endurance events, sport and entertainment facilities, and those who provide safety and security products and services to the industry. For more information, visit http://www.ncs4.usm.edu/conference/.
Established in 2006, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴) is the nation’s only academic center devoted to the study and practice of sports safety and security. The NCS4 is partially underwritten by grants from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The NCS4 mission focuses on three key pillars – Training and Education, Research, and Outreach. For more information about NCS4, call 601.266.6183 or visit ncs4.usm.edu.