November 9, 2016
When fans attend sporting events, they expect to be in a safe environment where they can enjoy the game along with fellow fans. The reality is that’s not always the case, according to reporting by The Washington Post that focused on the NFL.
“Although arrest totals fluctuate year to year, they have trended slightly upward on a per-game basis since 2011, according to a Washington Post examination of police data from the past five seasons,” The Post reports.
“Last year, 6.34 arrests per game were reported league-wide during the 17 weeks of the regular season. In the 10th week of the season, 126 arrests were made — the second-highest total during the five-year period. That was the most since 129 arrests were made in Week 14 of 2012.”
If a fight breaks out in the stands or there’s a belligerent fan causing problems, what can fans do to report these sorts of incidents?
Finding an usher or security official to report the incident to can be time consuming and take away from enjoying the game. Some stadiums offer the antiquated ability to send a text via a special number, but in an age where sharing real-time media sharing is prevalent, there are more efficient ways to communicate with security officials.
Using LiveSafe, fans can simply report the incident from their smartphone directly to security officials via video, photo, text or audio while offering precise location information. It’s a quick and easy system used by multiple sports teams across the country, including the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Mets.