It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy a sports game. The excitement of the game, the excitement of the crowd, and the excitement of just being there makes for a great time every time for every one… Not to mention the food and beverages most stadiums offer. All around, a sports game is where people come together to enjoy themselves with friends and family, but that’s also why sports games are left wide open to security threats.
Unfortunately, the Boston Marathon bombing taught us a tragic lesson about our public spectacles: that they are targets to wrongdoers, opportunists and perhaps even terrorists. It’s sad to say that this is the world we live in, but, as a result, we should be prepared for the worst at every occasion. Having tight security at a sports game should be a prerequisite for all stadiums, as well as officials who can keep a close eye on what’s going on in and around the crowd and stadium. By doing so, the game itself will run smoother and less vulnerable to harm’s way.
For example, in Chicago, the place we call home, Wrigley Field is a major venue for Cubs games, as well as other sporting events. Therefore, it needs to be well protected to the nth degree.
With the LawDog Security & Investigations experts, we’d do a survey of the place’s vulnerabilities – its weak points – its strong points – and find ways to add to them and shore up with better security measures. That way, we are conscious of what’s going on at all times, which is the key to preventing any security threat.
Sports games were meant to be enjoyed, and we shouldn’t lose that spirit. We should be able to cheer for our teams without worrying about what could happen behind us. But by having the right methods and people in the right places, we can make sure our American traditions live on without fear of external threats. Let’s watch the game in peace.