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gbergman
04-15-2006, 05:32 AM
I have seen numerous things on banning people from stadiums for a year or years and so on. One Question? How does this work. with all the different entrances and such and thousands coming through how are they able to know if joe smuck shouldnt be there. I have always wondered because i mean people could change a look or something and probably go uncaught. How can this be enforced?

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cubhater
04-15-2006, 08:59 AM
Interesting question. I went with some of the Comiskey beer vendors who chartered a bus to County Stadium to see the Sox game that night. Needless to say, one of the vendors got really liquored up and security (Milwaukee sheriffs) escorted him out. A couple innings later, he came back in and security tossed him again. We saw one of the sheriffs after the game and asked what happend to the guy because we couldn't find him by the bus. The sheriff replied that they arrested him on disorderly conduct charges and took him to the county jail.

It shouldn't be that difficult to re-enter from another gate and just sit away from the area where other security personnel won't recognize you.

RKMeibalane
04-15-2006, 09:40 AM
Interesting question. I went with some of the Comiskey beer vendors who chartered a bus to County Stadium to see the Sox game that night. Needless to say, one of the vendors got really liquored up and security (Milwaukee sheriffs) escorted him out. A couple innings later, he came back in and security tossed him again. We saw one of the sheriffs after the game and asked what happend to the guy because we couldn't find him by the bus. The sheriff replied that they arrested him on disorderly conduct charges and took him to the county jail.

It shouldn't be that difficult to re-enter from another gate and just sit away from the area where other security personnel won't recognize you.

These guys always return to the scene of the crime, though. That's what makes it so hilarious when they keep getting caught.

DrCrawdad
04-15-2006, 11:02 AM
Banning people from The Cell? It can happen but it's very difficult to do and then enforce. I'm more worried about being banned from WSI!

voodoochile
04-15-2006, 11:10 AM
Banning people from The Cell? It can happen but it's very difficult to do and then enforce. I'm more worried about being banned from WSI!

Easier this year with the ticket scarcity. You have to buy a second ticket to get back in and that won't be as easy this summer. Heck, all you need is a couple of security people by the single open ticket window, walk the people who have been ejected by those guys and say, "This one can't come back" and presto... problem solved.

Give them all cell phones that take and receive pictures, take a picture of the guy and send it to them all. No more problems.

Tech is making this stuff easier to fix.

Beyond all of that, the threat of having your season tickets revoked is a huge deterrent to people acting like asses. Most people who get ejected for acting like an ass won't be able to stop acting like an ass if they manage to get back in thus they will spend even more money and just get tossed out a second time.

viagracat
04-15-2006, 11:46 AM
I understand that there is a database that Vegas casinos uses when they catch someone counting cards or otherwise cheating. Security will take a photo of the offender during a "backroom" session and this security company the casino subscribes to will scan the photo into this database. It's obviously impossible to keep an individual from entering a casino, especially in a place like Vegas, but if this same guy later somehow distinguishes himself at that or any other casino that has access to the database, casino security can match up his face with images of banned individuals and if there's a match..."Excuse me sir, could you come with me please?.."

I know there aren't as many security cameras at a ballpark as there are in a casino, but maybe there's some version of this practice that MLB uses. Otherwise, you're right; I'd think it'd be near impossible to keep a banned person out of the park.

dllrbll7
04-15-2006, 10:39 PM
I have seen numerous things on banning people from stadiums for a year or years and so on. One Question? How does this work. with all the different entrances and such and thousands coming through how are they able to know if joe smuck shouldnt be there. I have always wondered because i mean people could change a look or something and probably go uncaught. How can this be enforced?

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I think its more for legality reasons. They should take your info down when you leave or get banned, so if they ever have a problem with you again the info will come up in their database and they can press charges for trespassing. So as long as you come back and behave yourself, and don't run into the same guard you should be fine.

I think the same goes for underagers caught in the parking lot. They take down your info so just if something happens they can be like he was drinking and then they can charge you or use it against you.

HomeFish
04-16-2006, 02:16 PM
They have face-scanning technology now. It's how they ensure that known terrorists don't get into the Superbowl. I don't think the Cell has it yet, but when it does, it should be relatively straightforward.