Special Security Measures in Sport Events - IPS Security and Training

Special Security Measures in Sport Events


If you notice, IPS has been assisting music and sporting events simultaneously in the last couple of weeks. When it comes to security, are music festivals any different from sporting events?

Protecting the playground

When hosting a sporting event, it’s not just the spectators who need to be protected and kept safe; the athletes themselves do too! Security guards can keep an eye on the field to ensure that only employees, players, and coaches are present.

Parking Needs

In terms of parking, it is no different with a music festival. Security guards should develop an effective parking system that will ensure the safety of all attendees and their vehicles for the duration of the event.

As a host, you have the option of hiring security guards to monitor the parking lot prior to the event, while it is taking place, and after it has concluded. The guards can also assist with any parking restrictions that need to be followed in order to ensure that the event goes off without a hitch.

Size of the Event

Keeping the scale of the athletic event in mind is very important when it comes to securing the event. It’s critical to consider the area’s size as well as the projected number of attendees. The scale of the event will help you determine how much security is required to make the event safe and successful.

Bag checking

In sporting events, usually there are firm instructions of drugs and alcohol to not be brought in the playfield especially by the active participants. Security is a lot stricter and more speculative especially in guarding the entrance and exits.

As for the audience, you’ll need security staff to inspect guests’ baggage as they enter the venue to ensure everyone’s safety. In today’s world, having this initial line of defense is critical.

IPS Protection has exceptional sports security professionals. Give us a call at (877) 203-4619 to see how our well trained staff will boost your next sporting event.