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Attendance Limits at Some Live Entertainment, Sports Events Easing in Houston

Houston officials on Sept. 9 announced new rules that would allow some live events like concerts and attendance by fans at some sporting events to resume as the positivity rate for the coronavirus in the city continued to drop. Events …

College Sports Lack Options of Pro Sports for Getting Back in the Game

While professional sports leagues can ponder plans to isolate their athletes from the coronavirus and have them play in unusual, even secluded places, college sports have no such option. Pro sports leagues can get creative with solutions to save their …

12-Year-Old Boy Killed After Fall at North Carolina Trampoline Park

A 12-year-old boy who fell from a rock climbing wall at a North Carolina trampoline park has died. News outlets report Altitude Trampoline Park in Gastonia closed Friday out of respect for the boy’s family. Police say he died Thursday …

A Whole New Ballgame: Managing Risk for World Champion Houston Astros

Monica Rusch’s work was easier when the Houston Astros were losers. She was accustomed to worrying about fans being hit by balls, drunks getting too rowdy, players suffering injuries, thieves breaking into parked cars, slips and falls in the stands, …

Zip Lines Required to Register in Kentucky by July 1

Operators of zip lines, climbing walls and similar devices must register them with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and make sure they comply with state law by July 1. A new law was passed in 2016 directing the department to …

Liberty Mutual to Back NIF Bowling Center Program

NIF Group has partnered with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. as the exclusive carrier for its Bowling Center Program. The program targets bowling center risks as well as those offering some ancillary entertainment. Coverages offered on an admitted basis include property, …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Forms Global Contingency & Sports PA Team

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has created a global Contingency and Sports Personal Accident (PA) team and appointed Jonathan Cole as head Contingency and Sports PA, effective immediately. Cole will be responsible for expanding these lines of business across the four …

Miller Appoints Griffiths to Its Sports & Entertainment Team

David Griffiths, who has held several top sports insurance broking and production roles in a career spanning 25 years has joined Miller’s sports and entertainment team to further boost its growth plans. Griffiths began his insurance career in 1991 with …

Zika Virus Could Make Scoring Event Insurance More Difficult

Fears over the spread of the Zika virus are likely to dampen the Summer Olympics set for Rio de Janeiro in August and other summer events. The virus could also make it more difficult for summer event organizers to find …

Family of Atlanta Man Who Fell to Death at Braves Stadium Sues Team, MLB

The family of the fan who plunged to his death last year from an upper deck at Turner Field has filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the family of 60-year-old …