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NFL enhances game-day security with metal detectors

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10/31/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—The National Football League plans to this month deploy hand-held metal detectors to all its stadiums in an effort to increase game-day security after a few high-profile incidents sullied its family-friendly image.

NFL's security chief responds to the 49ers' game-day shootings

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08/29/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine–The job of a security director in charge of events is not just preventing illegal access and foiling criminal activity, it's also about managing crowds and, when it comes to sports, potentially incendiary environments where passionate fans mix with alcohol.

NFL's security chief responds to the 49ers' game-day shootings

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08/29/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine–The job of a security director in charge of events is not just preventing illegal access and foiling criminal activity, it's also about managing crowds and, when it comes to sports, potentially incendiary environments where passionate fans mix with alcohol.

Security could enhance sports fans' experience

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08/08/2011

NEW ORLEANS—There’s a paradigm shift expected in the sports security field that would change the security of sporting arenas from a cost center to a money maker through the incorporation of mobile apps and video surveillance that will not only improve security, but improve fans’ experiences.

Park Police turn to technology to monitor Fourth of July celebrations

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07/11/2011

WASHINGTON—Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the nation’s capital this Fourth of July to celebrate the country’s independence. This year, as crowds packed the National Mall to watch the fireworks display, law enforcement agencies had extra sets of eyes monitoring the activity.

HD cameras allow police to protect stadium, game day and beyond

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06/27/2011

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—When the Golden Eagles football team takes the field this fall, players and fans alike can be confident knowing campus police are watching. The University of Southern Mississippi installed six high-definition video cameras throughout its 36,000-seat football stadium.

On par: The challenges of securing a golf tournament

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04/18/2011

SAN ANTONIO—Security may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about hosting a major golf tournament, but it was very much on the minds of organizers of the PGA Tour’s annual Valero Texas Open, which used a hosted video surveillance solution to supplement its onsite security staff.

Play ball: Securing the Little League World Series

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08/30/2010

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—On Aug. 29 the Edogawa Minami Little League team from Toyko, Japan, defeated the Wiapahu, Hawaii, team, 4-1, in front of 29,812 fans during the Little League Baseball World Series. The victory ended nine days of competition between 16 teams from around the world, in which about 200 children, aged 11 and 12, compete for the title.

Police fire on protesting security guards at World Cup

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06/14/2010

SOUTH AFRICA—Only a few days after the start of the most widely-viewed sporting events in the world, there has been a major reshuffle of security forces at two of the stadiums hosting World Cup matches.

Preparing for one of the world's largest sporting events

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05/10/2010

SOUTH AFRICA—With exactly one month to go before the start of the FIFA World Cup games on June 11 in South Africa, law enforcement agencies and private security companies alike are entering the final stages of planning for the most widely-viewed sporting events in the world.

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