Michigan Stadium Earns Facility of Merit Award

July 14, 2016

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Michigan Stadium was one of 12 sports facilities nationwide to receive a Facility of Merit Award at the National Sports Safety and Security Conference (July 12-14).

The award 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.

"The Facility of Merit Award is to allow professional leagues, NCAA member institutions and marathon and endurance organizations to honor outstanding facilities that have gone above and beyond for their sports safety and security," said NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani. "These contributions involve enhancing safety and security at their venue beyond what is normally required and setting an example for other facilities to follow."

Other venues to receive the award were the Medtronic Twins Cities Marathon (Road Race/Endurance Events), Katy Independent School District (NFHS), Milton Academy (NFHS), Thornton Academy (NFHS), McLane Stadium, Baylor University (NCAA), Lubber Stadium, Grand Valley State University (NCAA), Carnie Smith Stadium, Pittsburg State University (NCAA), Yankee Stadium (MLB), MTS Centre (NHL), Air Canada (NBA) and Lambeau Field (NFL).

It is the sixth year of the award with 72 facilities from around the country receiving the recognition.

Communications Contact: Ben Blevins