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More than half of US pro sport venues use comms software

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ISS 24/7 has reached a new milestone with over 50% of the National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), National Basketball Association (NBA), and Major League Baseball (MLB) sports facilities now using its facility management and text messaging communications software.

In 2008, ISS 24/7 released the first version of its two-way text messaging software to the Miami Dolphins. Following the recent acquisition of the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers, ISS 24/7 is now the provider of facility management and text messaging communications software to over 50% of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States. said Scott Meyers, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, said:

“We developed a strategy early on to make every new client a member of our development team. We understood that the direction of our software should be guided by the best minds in the industry. After all, it’s the stadium operators that know best what is needed and wanted to help manage their buildings and events.”

ISS says that it encourages a permanent relationship that cultivates feedback and recommendations from clients and industry experts to help it develop the intuitiveness of the software, its ability to improve communication and reduce risk for facilities and venues.

In addition to its presence in over 50% of the four major professional sports leagues, ISS 24/7 software is now implemented in over 50 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) stadiums and arenas , and over 90% of the tracks where the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Sprint Cup Series races are held. ISS 24/7 has also supplied venues outside the USA such as the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and the O2 Arena in London.


The Miami Dolphins organisation was the first to use ISS24/7 software.

The Miami Dolphins organisation was the first to use ISS 24/7 software.


Security staff prepare for Med Games

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Mersin Governorship, Mersin Police Department and the Headquarters of the XVIIth Mediterranean Games are continuing security training as part of preparations to make sure that sports fans who come to the city will not experience any trouble.

The Security Training, which was organised by the XVIIth Mediterranean Games Security Department was a five-day course for about 1,000 private security officials. Diverse subjects, from the role of communication to security controls, were discussed.

Joining the lesson on the first day of the training course, Dr Samih Teymur, 2013 Mersin XVIIth Mediterranean Games Security Department Counsellor, said that communication is the most important factor.

General information about the venues was shared, including the points of entry and exit and the places where the security officials will deploy.

The private security officials who have taken part in this training course will be assigned to various points including hotels and other participating areas besides the total 54 venues which will be used during the Games.

Register for UK sports grounds safety workshops

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The Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) is hosting a number of free workshops designed for all sports, especially those with whom the SGSA does not have a statutory function. The workshops will be interactive and suitable for governing bodies, venue owners and operators as well as Local Authorities.

These free of charge half day workshops will be delivered during the months of June and July in easy to reach locations around the UK:

13 June Aston Villa FC, Villa Park, Birmingham. 13.00 – 16.00

17 June Emergency Planning College, Easingwold, York. 13.00 – 16.00

19 June Lee Valley White Water Centre,(limited to 18 places), Waltham Cross, Herts. 13.00 – 16.00

1 July Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. 13.00- 16.00

5 July Cardiff Arms Park, Wales. 10.00 – 13:00

17 July Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham. 13.00 – 16.00

Nikki Rutherford, SGSA Secretariat, said:

At the workshops we will explain our role in respect of providing advice to sports grounds and national governing bodies, give information about our guidance and provide excellent opportunities to network and share experiences with others.

The topics covered at the workshops will include:

  • An introduction to Spectator Safety
  • The role of the SGSA
  • Working in Safety Advisory Groups
  • Venue Operation manuals
  • Safety certification

A certificate will be issued for delegates to use for their CPD. The SGSA advises that spaces are limited and suggests early booking.

To book complimentary places, please contact:

or call 0207 3839 3862

ICSS and Qatar Football Association commit to safety at sporting events

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The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which commits both the ICSS and the QFA to support the advancement of capabilities around major sporting events and furthering long-term development and leadership capacity-building to ensure safe and secure football events in the future.

Signed during the opening session of Securing Sport 2013 by ICSS President Mohammed Hanzab and His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, QFA President, the agreement states that the ICSS and QFA will cooperate to advance leadership capacity-building in football in Qatar, as well as safety and security planning, capabilities and infrastructure.

The ICSS will also endeavour to support the QFA across a number of key areas including development of leadership capacity and development of plans for crowd and risk mitigation management.

Mohammed Hanzab, President of the ICSS, said:

This new agreement with the Qatar Football Association is an important step forward for the ICSS and highlights both the ICSS and the QFA’s commitment to advancing knowledge and capabilities in sport safety and security around the world and across the Gulf region. On behalf of the ICSS, I look forward to collaborating with the QFA on these exciting projects.