Industry Research Reports
Venue Security Director Survey
The purpose of this study is to explore professional sports venue security issues, emerging threats, and technology solutions. Information gleaned from this study will assist venue directors in policy development, increase awareness of technology solutions, identify resource needs, and address training gaps to help protect human, physical, and cyber assets. The survey consisted of 48 questions related to venue demographics, staffing and training, fan behavior, technology utilization, patron screening, cybersecurity, and drone mitigation. The online survey was administered in April/May 2022 to venue security directors hosting professional sports teams from Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League.
Spectator Sports Safety and Security Survey
The purpose of this survey is to gauge spectators’ perceptions of safety and security at events they have attended, their awareness of measures in place to help reduce and prevent problems, and their support for safety and security practices and technologies. The spectator survey consisted of 63 questions divided into three parts: Part 1 – general demographics and attendance habits, Part II – perceptions of general safety and security practices, and Part III – perceptions of COVID-19 related safety and security practices. An online data collection and analysis organization was utilized to distribute the survey on July 14 and 19, 2021. Individuals 18 years or older who had attended a live professional or intercollegiate sporting event within the last three years completed the survey.