Baylor’s McLane Stadium Honored For Safety, Security

Posted at 10:57 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 23:57:30-04

Baylor’s McLane Stadium was recently honored with the Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

The accolade, given to only four NCAA schools, recognizes a facility that has performed above and beyond normal operations to demonstrate an innovative approach to enhancing safety and security. The chosen facility may also have resolved a significant safety/security issue or incident. The award is selected by each professional league and the NCAA and presented annually by a league official at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition.

“We are honored to receive the NCS4 Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award,” said Baylor Associate Athletics Director for Facilities and Events Henry Howard.  “Planning for the safety and security of our fans, student-athletes, visitors, staff and vendors is essential for a positive game day experience.  It is fitting that a team sport is played at McLane Stadium as this is certainly a team award.  McLane Stadium and Baylor University earned the 2016 Facility of Merit as a direct result of Mark Childers’ leadership and Drew Pittman’s diligence.  The Athletics Department has worked closely with Baylor’s Department of Public Safety, SMG and our game day event staff to ensure the safest possible game-day environment for all.”

The 2016 campaign marks the third season of football at McLane Stadium, Baylor's state-of-the-art home on the banks of the Brazos River. The 45,140-seat stadium has welcomed football as well as a variety of music, sports, family and lifestyle events in its brief history.