2017 Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit

Tuesday, March 7 - Thursday, March 9, 2017

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Professional sport facilities are going through a changing event landscape. Traditional stadiums, arenas, tracks, and sporting environments at both the professional and minor league levels are hosting a variety of events at their facilities. Years ago many of these were single event facilities, but not any longer. This will require the development of safety and security best practices that are directed at conducting multiple events.

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the annual Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Summit on March 7-9, 2017 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS.

The focus of the Summit is to address the key critical safety and security challenges facing professionals who are responsible for conducting multiple types of events at their facilities. Through a formal process, the second edition of a “best practices” guide for professional sport facilities will be enhanced.


The environment and risks/threats surrounding the multiple events hosted at professional sportfacilities change and as a result, safety and security personnel, local first responder agencies must have security/safety plan(s) that should be considered a living document. The safety and security staff must be prepared to take advantage of new resources and avoid the development of patterns that could result in a security risk. Continuous improvement should be the standard by which the security and safety planning is reviewed, refreshed and exercised.

Invitees Include

  • Safety and Security personnel responsible for event planning and operations and facility managers
  • Local/state law enforcement, government officials, emergency managers, fire/HazMat and Emergency Medical/Health Services
  • Invited solution providers

Summit Benefits

  • Be among those involved in Studying the Critical Issues and Challenges in implementing the "Professional Sport Facilities Safety and Security Best Practices"
  • Opportunities to examine threats, risks and countermeasures of identified major issues
  • Insight on unique perspectives allowing for innovative, current and future-oriented solutions
  • Strategies for organizational growth and development
  • Solutions for event challenges in managing your safety and security organization, sizing, equipment and response capability
  • Networking with thought leaders from the professional sport safety and security profession
  • Panels/Speakers of renowned leaders from different safety and security perspectives sharing their expertise
  • Continuous improvement through documented dynamic discussion sessions

Location

Beau Rivage Casino & Resort
875 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530

Contact

Lauren Cranford
601-266-5758
lauren.cranford@usm.edu