Safety in Stadiums and Arenas

November 12, 2013

How to Stay Safe in a Stadium

Football Stadium | Pennsylvania Premises LiabilityFootball season is here, and that means a lot of of people spending times in stadiums or arenas.  Stadiums can be the stage for some great moments in sports, music, and other events. But, sometimes they can also be a place of tragedy. Patrons who enter the gates of these stadiums intend to have a fun experience with friends and family, but if stadium owners or operators act negligently, these stadium visits can actually be the stage for a serious injury and in some cases even death.

For example, on opening day of Football season, falls left one person dead and two injured in San Francisco and Indiana. Accidents due to faulty bleacher type seating is also a common problem.

Common Stadium Injuries and Safety Tips

There are many potential hazards inside a stadium that could lead to a severe injury or even death. Some of the most common accidents include:

  • Falling from damaged or absent guardrails
  • Slipping and falling from spills
  • Foul play injuries
  • Equipment flying into the stands
  • Harm due to the actions of other fans

To stay as safe as possible at stadium events, be sure to follow these tips:

  • Always pay attention to the event
  • Observe warning signs
  • Be responsible with alcohol consumption
  • Don’t lean over railings
  • Don’t allow children to climb or play around railings

Contact Us

At Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., we know that no amount of money can make up for serious or fatal injuries, but you can still secure compensation to make up for lost financial support and companionship. If a loved one has been seriously injured due to a negligent premises owner, contact a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney today.


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