Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Accreditation
The Philadelphia Eagles’ security program at Lincoln Financial Field has received SAFETY accreditation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for its robust anti-terrorism procedures and technologies.
The designation recognizes the team’s commitment to ensuring the safety, security and overall preparedness at the Lincoln Financial Field football stadium.
Enacted in 2002 by Congress, the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act encourages the development and implementation of effective anti-terrorism technologies, procedures and personnel training.
Measures implemented by the stadium include installation of physical and electronic security equipment and tools, the development of emergency planning processes and procedures, and training security personnel to detect, deter, prevent, respond to and mitigate acts of terrorism.
The accreditation applies to the entire stadium property, including the seating bowl and suites, gates, loading docks, inner and secondary perimeters, field, locker rooms, utility and mechanical systems, command center and parking areas.
Jason Miller, Philadelphia Eagles Senior Vice President of Operations, says: “The SAFETY Act designation adds another layer to our already existing and comprehensive security measures at Lincoln Financial Field, ensuring that we are providing a safe and secure environment for our fans, guests and team.
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has set very high standards for this designation, so it is rewarding to know that our emergency planning protocol and ongoing commitment to public safety have met and exceeded those expectations. We would like to thank everyone who was part of this important process, including Eagles Director of Facility Security JP Hayslip and his security team, as well as those who will continue to lead these ongoing efforts at Lincoln Financial Field.”
The designation covers security procedures for all Lincoln Financial Field events, which include Eagles games, concerts, soccer matches, NCAA activities and general stadium entertainment that draw large attendance numbers.
Hayslip adds: “The safety of everyone at Lincoln Financial Field will always be a top priority for us.
“We take a very measured and systematic approach when it comes to our security procedures, and it takes a collaborative effort on the part of many individuals to keep us operating at a very high level. We are grateful to the Department of Homeland Security for recognizing us in this way. This designation is a testament to all the hard work and time put in by everyone, including our security team and facility operations led by Jason Miller, emergency partners and agencies, local officials and our extended support staff.
The SAFETY Act designation is the latest honor awarded to the Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field. In December 2018, Lincoln Financial Field became LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. A few months earlier, in June 2018, the Eagles became the first professional sports team to achieve ISO 20121 certification, which is an international standard designed to help organizations in the events and hospitality industry integrate sustainability into management practices and processes.
Home to the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field is a prime destination for world-class entertainment that offers a high-quality experience to guests in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Since opening in August 2003, Lincoln Financial Field has become famous for showcasing high-profile sporting events and entertainment. The state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Philadelphia has hosted 34 star-studded concerts and some of the world’s most distinguished soccer clubs. Lincoln Financial Field is also home to Temple University football, the historic Army-Navy Game, NCAA Lacrosse Championships and many other marquee events.