Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Falling down

At least four fans have been injured/killed in the past year from falling over walls or railing at various stadiums. A 23-year-old died in Chicago when he fell over a ledge at Soldier Field. Then a 2-year-old fell from a luxury suite at Staples Center. Also a young boy fell at Sun Devil Stadium and a 34-year-old fell over a railing at the Jacksonville Jaguars EverBank Field. These incident were highlighted in a recent article in Athletic Business (January 2011). The article indicated that a wall at least 42 inches high would be better than some walls/railing that are only 30 inches high.

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