As college football season is coming to a close and the Super Bowl is growing closer stadiums and arenas are being filled with thousands of excited fans on a weekly if not daily basis. Safety is extremely important and because of this many rules are set in place for spectators. Many items such as umbrellas, bags of any kind, containers, flags, aerosol cans, bottles, toys that can be thrown and alcohol are prohibited from entering stadiums. Gates may have staggered entry times in order to control the amount of patrons entering at a certain time and access to the field is generally prohibited. All of these specifications are put into place in order to create a safe and efficient stadium experience.
With the amount of people entering and leaving the arena, facilities must also be concerned with the safety of the building itself. Stairs are a very volatile place for slip and fall accidents to happen and, in general, arenas have thousands of stairs. A simple fix such as bolting a non-slip stair tread or angle to the existing cement stair can dramatically decrease the chance of a slip and fall accident from occurring. SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring can provide a high traction stair nosing to meet stadium needs. Purdue University installed stainless steel stair nosings in Mackey Arena in order to keep spectators safe. Penn State University retrofit existing stair treads with SlipNOT® steel stair treads throughout Beaver Stadium the world’s third largest outdoor football stadium. Other Universities such as UCLA and U of M have installed non slip stair treads and nosings in their parking garages.
Enjoying sports in a safe environment is essential to both the spectator and facility. SlipNOT® can help make this possible. For more information contact a sales representative today via email or by calling 800-754-7668.