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Sports Facilities to Receive Recognition During 2023 National Sports Safety and Security Conference

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 10:45am | By: NCS⁴ Staff

Photos of the facilities of meritA total of five sports facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues as part of the 2023 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on June 27-29 in San Antonio. 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 sports facility that has demonstrated an innovative approach to enhancing safety and security beyond its normal operations or addressed a significant safety/security concern.

“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:

  • Grandma’s Marathon
  • O. Campbell Education Center – Aldine ISD
  • Charles Schwab Field Omaha
  • Minute Maid Park
  • Allegiant Stadium

The awards will be presented at an annual Awards Luncheon that takes place on the second day of the conference. The luncheon is sponsored by Evolv Technology, which provides weapons detection systems for security screening.

Make plans to join us and register now. The deadline to register for the conference is June 8. For more information about the awards, visit the awards website.

About the 14th Annual Conference:

The National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition will be held June 27-29 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, TX. 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 the conference website.

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.