STAYING VIGILANT: Traditional threats to events must still be accounted for. (Getty Images) Experts stress that we shouldn’t let our guard down during pandemic As the coronavirus pandemic occupies the attention of venue managers and related business operators, some in the industry say it’s important that no one lose sight of the kinds of security risks that were top of mind prior to the current crisis. The events of Sept. 11, 2001; the Boston Marathon bombing in April, 2013; the November 2015 attacks on the Bataclan nightclub in Paris and Stade de France in Saint-Denis; and the October 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival are examples of the kinds of events that have kept those involved with staging sports and other live events awake at night. And as the industry inches its way back toward a resumption of operations, the sad reality is, there are those who would take advantage […]
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