Last updated September 2022
Sports and special events are integral to American culture, attracting millions of spectators and
participants annually. The environment and threats surrounding this billion-dollar industry continue to evolve. As a result, security plans must be considered living documents responding to emerging
challenges by integrating and leveraging new resources and information. The NCS4 recognizes the need to help protect people, infrastructure, and information by sharing safety and security best practices. General best practices applicable to all types of venues and events are presented with the capability to navigate to industry-specific best practices, including professional sports and entertainment events, intercollegiate athletics, interscholastic athletics, and marathon and endurance events.