Temple game produces only two arrests

first_imgSaturday’s football home opener against Temple University brought more than 100,000 people to campus, and Director of Game Day Operations Mike Seamon said the day’s overall atmosphere was “absolutely elevated.” “It was definitely above what we would consider a normal standard for a typical opening day,” Seamon said. “Everything was energized … because people are excited about the season and there’s a key interest in Notre Dame football. [This weekend] was bigger than any of the home openers in the past two or three years.” Seamon said the stadium boasted a sellout crowd of approximately 82,000 people, and even more fans flooded campus Saturday for other game day events. Nearly 12,000 people attended Friday’s pep rally and about 5,000 participated in the tour of the stadium and tunnel on Friday, he said.  The number one concern for Saturday’s game was the weather forecast, Seamon said. “The weather was predicted to be very hot and humid, so we put together a big heat and humidity plan,” he said. “We put together a cooling station outside Gate A and worked with the first aid team to be sure we were prepared.  “It was a tough day weather-wise, but it could have been worse, thankfully. We had a good plan in place, and people did a good job watching out for each other so it went fairly well.” Phil Johnson, chief of police for Notre Dame Security Police, said the flow of traffic near campus on game day went smoothly despite construction. “Area police agencies worked cooperatively to promote public safety and smooth traffic flow,” Johnson said. “Everything with the new Douglas Road went very well. … Construction south of campus along South Bend Avenue didn’t adversely impact game day traffic.” Seamon said the outbound traffic was especially smooth after the game because not everybody stayed until the very end. “The game wasn’t very close, so a lot of people didn’t feel like they needed to stay until the last play,” he said. “It didn’t go down to the last minute so people left at different times, which really sped things up.” Police made two custodial arrests on campus Saturday, Johnson said. “One [arrest] was inside the stadium and one was outside,” Johnson said. “Both were arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.” Seamon said another main concern was the implementation of the stadium’s new bag policy. “People were very receptive and understanding [of the policy] especially in light of the Boston Marathon tragedy,” he said. “We found that if you did not bring a bag, you got into the stadium quicker and that’s what we’d recommend in the future if you want to get in quickly.”last_img read more

7 ways to still do event marketing in 2020

first_img continue reading » This year, we’re all saying adios to traditional event marketing. No more event booths, community festivals or neighborhood fun runs. But that doesn’t mean event marketing cannot or should not happen.Here are seven ways to shift your community marketing events to fit a COVID-19 world.2020 Event Marketing Idea #1: Pay it forwardCommunity events are expensive, and often take up a good chunk of a marketing budget. Don’t scrap that budget item entirely. Instead, take the funds you would have spent on a massive community event and pay it forward. For example, partner with a local coffee shop and put a certain amount toward paying for customers’ coffee, like this Florida credit union did.Tip: Make sure the employees at the local business know exactly what to say to promote your credit union or community bank. Give them coasters or cup sleeves with info on how the consumer can do business with you. Even better, offer an incentive for loan refinancing. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Western Tigers, Santos ease into STAG Nations Cup final 8

first_imgIT was a rainy night, not in Georgia but in Georgetown, as goals rained down when the STAG Nations Cup five association knock-out football championship continued last Sunday night at the Tucville Community ground.The rain had not abated but that was no bother to Western Tigers and Santos who had downed their respective opponents, Flamingo and Herstelling Raiders, by 8-0 and 4-0 margins, to book their places in the quarterfinals on Christmas and Boxing Day at the Tucville and Buxton grounds.Western Tigers were not daunted by the fact that Flamingo, on account of Shem Porter’s goal – the best goal in the championship to date – had defeated Mahaicony Thunders of Berbice on the opening day of the competition at the Golden Grove ground.Coming up against the Tigers would have always been a monumental task given their recent run of form in the Georgetown FA Premier League. As the pundits had predicted, Western Tigers made light work of the Flamingos, prevailing 8-0.Randolph Wagner led the Tigers with a second-half double in the 55th and 67th minutes but the platform for the win and quarter-final place – which will see them take on the winners of tomorrow’s match between Pouderoyen and Mahaica Determinators – was set up by the two first-half goals which were scored by Andre Webber (12) and Dwayne McLennon in the 34th minute.The other goalscorers were Rensford Coleridge (72), Shamar Wilson (83), Darren Benjamin (85) and Anthony Sancho, two minutes to full time.Santos took care of Herstelling Raiders 4-0 and had sealed the deal by the end of the first 45 minutes by which time they built up a 3-0 advantage with a brace from Keith Caines in the 7th and 32nd minutes while Orin Yarde had netted the first of his two in the 14th minute.Yarde completed his brace in the 78th minute as Herstelling found it difficult to break down the 10-man Santos unit; the latter losing one of their players who received a straight red card in the closing moments of the first half.Santos’ quarterfinal opponents would be the winners of the tomorrow’s main event between Uitvlugt Warriors and City side Northern Rangers at the Leonora Track and Field Facility.The Pouderoyen vs Mahaica Determinators showdown is the supporting match on tomorrow night’s double-header card.The final day of round-of-16 action is set for Friday at the Diamond ground when Ann’s Grove take on Den Amstel from 18:00hrs and Grove Hi Tech match skills with New Amsterdam United.The quarter-finals schedule is as follows:Team: Western Tigers vs winner of Pouderoyen/MahaicaDate: December 25Venue: TucvilleTeam: Determinators Police vs winner of Grove Hi Tech/NA UnitedDate: December 25Venue: TucvilleTeam: Santos vs winner of Uitvlugt/Northern RangersDate: December 26Venue: BuxtonTeam: Riddim Squad vs winner of Ann’s Grove/Den AmstelDate: December 26Venue: Buxtonlast_img read more