Research Seminar Series🔗

The NCS⁴ is pleased to announce a new Research Seminar Series.  

The Research Seminar Series aims to showcase sports safety and security research conducted by the NCS⁴ staff, research fellows, and faculty and staff from universities and associations across the United States and worldwide. 

One of our goals is to help bridge the gap between theory and practice. We hope that by sharing this body of knowledge, we can begin a dialogue between academia and the profession in identifying research gaps and formulating lines of inquiry that address industry needs.

If you are interested in participating in our Research Seminar Series, please contact Dr. Justin Kurland, Director of Research, at

NCS⁴ Research Seminars

Webinar SymbolThe Need for Evidence in Spectator Safety and Security

Thu, Apr 1, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

Presented by Justin Kurland, PhD, Joslyn Zale, and Tyler Jacobs

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security has begun the development of an index that evaluates stadia and arenas by their vulnerability to quantifiable problems. It aims to help those responsible for the safety and security of venues identify problems and improve outcomes, as well as raise the profile of professionals charged with keeping spectators safe and secure. This seminar provides unique background related to the history and motivation behind the index, what has been done so far, and what we would like to incorporate into future iterations.

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