SPORTS FACILITIES
AND THE LAW

News and Analysis about How the Law Impacts the Sports Facilities Industry

Latest Issue

January-February 2021

Clarity is Key: Clear and Conspicuous Language Must be Used in Pre-Game Releases

Soccer player’s injury occurred when he collided with cement exterior of a sand pit used for track and field events. By John Tyrrell On January 6, 2021, a split panel[…]

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North Carolina Appellate Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Durham Bulls; Calls Most Recent Challenge to the “Baseball Rule” Out

By Carla Varriale-Barker and Nathan J Law, of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd The Court of Appeals for North Carolina is the latest court to uphold the specialized duty[…]

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Mount Everest Guide Sued for Fraud and Breach of Contract

By Jon Heshka, Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University Mountains were formerly thought of as a refuge of scoundrels. From Warren Harding’s iconoclastic first ascent of The Nose on El[…]

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What our readers say

Helps Inform My Choices
I like the publication because it gives me a wide view of legal issues
facing sports facilities. They touch on venue security, liability issues,
security, and I think it’s a valuable tool for anyone in the industry.
Hearing from experts helps inform my choices and gives me knowledge I would
not have had.

Carla Varriale

Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale

Timely and Much Needed

This is a timely and in my opinion a much needed piece of information for
facility managers and operators. If you believe in the statement ‘ignore
history and you are bound to repeat it’ then visibility to these issues can
go a long way to informing and preparing your facility and organization.

Russ Simons

Venue Solutions Group

An Important Resource

Sports Facilities and the Law has been an important resource. The legal information, studies and articles help provide important insight into timely
and relevant topics. Staying informed and getting ahead of these legal matters is beneficial to our venue and the industry in the long run.

Sam Dores

Taco Bell Arena,
Boise State University

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Sports Facilities and the Law is published by Hackney Publications. For more information about the publishing team and our advisory board, see Our Team.

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Gil Fried

EDITOR IN CHIEF