Risk Management Expert On Sports Surfaces

Soccer FieldFacility managers must remain grounded when keeping their sports surfaces safe, or else they may find themselves in a legal quagmire. The damages sought may differ greatly, but the questions facing defendants is often the same: Was the alleged surface defect foreseeable and was it fixable? says risk management expert Todd Seidler, coordinator of the Sport Administration graduate program at the University of New Mexico.

“Dangerous surfaces are one of the leading causes of injuries related to sport and recreation facilities,” says Seidler. “Whether slippery, uneven or improper for a given activity, unsafe surfaces can pose foreseeable dangers to participants, spectators, visitors and staff alike. Selecting the proper surface and establishing a program for proper maintenance is good risk management.”

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