Spectator perceptions of security management at a NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) event

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Authors: Stacey Hall, Lou Marciani, Dennis Phillips and Trey Cunningham
Date: Winter 2009
From: The Sport Journal(Vol. 12, Issue 1)
Publisher: United States Sports Academy
Document Type: Report
Length: 1,984 words

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Abstract :

Major U.S. sporting events constitute potential terrorist targets (Lipton, 2005). Since 9/11, more money has been spent on security at events (Hall, 2006). This study investigated spectators' perceptions of security at a NASCAR event, via a survey administered by the Center for Spectator Sports Security Management collaborating with Turnkey Sports and Entertainment. Of 1,642 spectators participating in the study, 52% said they had not been concerned with security while planning to attend the event. Further, only 47% knew where and how to seek emergency care while attending the event, and 47% deemed emergency evacuation procedures and signs to be clear and easy to follow. Overall, 64% indicated an opinion that professional sporting events are a likely target of terrorist attacks.

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Source Citation
Hall, Stacey, et al. "Spectator perceptions of security management at a NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) event." The Sport Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2009. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.
  

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