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Sports Facilities to Receive Recognition During National Sports Safety and Security Conference

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 03:38pm | By: NCS4 Staff

Photos of the facilitiesA total of six sports facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2022 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on June 28-30 in Orlando. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

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 receiving the award include:

  • AJC Peachtree Road Race
  • William Ball Stadium – Eustis Field
  • Kyle Field – Texas A&M University
  • MLB at Field of Dreams Ballpark
  • M&T Bank Stadium
  • Madison Square Garden

For more information about the conference, visit and for more information about the awards, visit

About the 13th Annual Conference:

The National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on June 28-30 in Orlando. 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

About NCS4:

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