MGT-412: Sport Venue Evacuation and Protective Actions

MGT-412: Sport Venue Evacuation and Protective Actions







The Sport Venue Evacuation and Protective Actions course assists venue operators, first responders, emergency managers, law enforcement, contractors, promoters, and owners of events in developing or enhancing event action plans with flexible and scalable protective measures for managing mass gatherings. This innovative course builds multi-agency collaboration by delivering critical planning information on evacuation and sheltering plans with actionable decision criteria that can be adapted for almost any event. 

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS⁴) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of the Texas A&M University System.


  • Organizing Stakeholders
  • Protective Action Planning
  • Decision-Making Process
  • Communicating Protective Action Movements
  • Training, Exercise, and Equipment Requirements


  • Owners/Operators of Events/Venues
  • Local Government Representatives
  • Event Management / Operations Staff
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Venue Executives
  • Public Safety and Emergency Management Agencies
  • Risk Management Personnel
  • League Administrators and Officials
  • Athletic Department and Sport Team Administrators


  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • AWR-167: Sport and Special Event Risk Management (or equivalent experience)

Registration Requirements

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online here.

Workshop Resources

Course Schedule

Start DateCompletion DateCityOnline Registration
Oct 5, 2022Oct 6, 2022Anderson, SCClick Here
Oct 10, 2022Oct 11, 2022Gainesville, GAClick Here
Oct 19, 2022Oct 20, 2022Rocky Mount, NCClick Here
Nov 14, 2022Nov 15, 2022San Diego, CAClick Here
Nov 15, 2022Nov 16, 2022Virginia Beach, VAClick Here
Nov 15, 2022Nov 16, 2022Myrtle Beach, SCClick Here
Nov 28, 2022Nov, 29, 2022Louisville, KYClick Here
Nov 28, 2022Nov 29, 2022Fairfax, VAClick Here
Dec 6, 2022Dec 7, 2022Oxford, OHClick Here
Dec 12, 2022Dec 13, 2022Tallahassee, FLClick Here
Jan 10, 2023Jan 11, 2023Jacksonville, FLClick Here
Jan 26, 2023Jan 27. 2023Wilmington, NCClick Here

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