Mon 10/11/2021 – 10:49 am | By: NCS4 Staff

A total of seven sports facilities will be recognized for their leadership in addressing safety and security issues at the 2021 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Expo scheduled for November 9-10 in Phoenix.

This year’s theme is Reconnect. Reflect. Inspire. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

The Facility of Merit Award recognizes a facility that has outperformed normal operations to demonstrate an innovative approach to improving safety and security. The chosen facility may also have resolved a significant safety / security problem or incident.

“We look forward to recognizing these exceptional facilities and their management teams for their innovative work,” said Dr. Stacey A. Hall, NCS4 Executive Director and Professor of Sports Management.

Each league or organization selects the criteria and determines who will be recognized. Recognized facilities include:

  • Denver Colfax Marathon (Marathon / Endurance)
  • McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Events Center (High school)
  • Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, University of Texas (NCAA)
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MLS)
  • Fiserv Forum (NBA)
  • FirstEnergy Stadium (NFL)
  • Rogers Place (NHL)

For more information on the conference visit http://www.ncs4.usm.edu/conference/ and for more information on the awards visit https://ncs4.usm.edu/about/ncs4-recognition -awards /.


About the 12e Annual conference:

The National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Expo will be held in Phoenix at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa on November 9-10. The conference will attract more than 450 attendees and 70 exhibitors representing professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, interschool athletics, marathon and endurance events, sports and entertainment facilities, and those who provide products and services of safety and security to industry. For more information, visit http://www.ncs4.usm.edu/conference/.


About NCS4:

Established in 2006, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴) is the only academic center in the country dedicated to the study and practice of sports safety and security. SNC4 is partially covered by grants from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). SNC4 The mission focuses on three key pillars: training and education, research and awareness. For more information on NCS4, call 601.266.6183 or visit ncs4.usm.edu.


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