Security success in Philly stadium puts an end to "Eagles Court"
Dec 9, 2003 12:00 PM
The NFL's Philadelphia Eagles moved to Lincoln Financial Field this season, leaving Veterans Stadium for a new facility featuring an enhanced video security system, increased security guards and more bathrooms.
The result? A sharp drop in cases involving disorderly fans compared to the years at Veterans Stadium.
This had led the Eagles to close "Eagles Court," a courtroom built into the stadium where unruly fans were taken for quick judgment and sentencing after committing crimes at both Veterans and Lincoln Financial stadiums. The court forced offenders to give up season tickets, pay a $400 fine and sit in jail for the rest of the game.
Judge Seamus McCaffery, who has presided over Eagles Court since 1997, said crowds have become much more orderly in the new stadium.
Want to use this article? Click here for options!
© 2013 Penton Media Inc.
Today's New Product
In support of the Privaris family of personal identity verification tokens for secure physical and IT access, an updated version of its plusID Manager Version 2.0 software extends the capabilities and convenience to administer and enroll biometric tokens. The software offers multi-client support, import and export functionality, more extensive reporting features and a key server for a more convenient method of securing tokens to the issuing organization.