Bulletproof Ticket Windows Improve Safety at Sports Venues

15 December 2018
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Businesses that handle a lot of cash must take great care to ensure not only the security of their business operations but also the employees who interact with customers. Ticket and reception windows at large sports venues such as stadiums and arenas can serve thousands of people when they come alive for an event. These venues often also double as entertainment venues for major concerts. The ticket windows at these venues represent some of the most public-facing and potentially vulnerable areas of the entire operation. The ticket windows need to be able to facilitate easy and quick transactions while also remaining tough enough to maintain a high level of protection for any employee.

Stadium and Arena Security Expertise at Creative Industries

Creative Industries, Inc. specializes in high-quality bullet-resistant windows, with specific lines and products custom-made for sporting events and facilities. Our team is fully aware of the unique challenges faced by sporting venues such as an arena or a stadium. We have products expertly designed to fit each client’s specifications. Ticket windows at sporting venues can miss the mark if they haven’t been designed to facilitate walk-up traffic. This in turn can drastically slow the rate of sales and lead to long lines of frustrated fans trying to purchase tickets.

To ensure a venue is able to serve as many people as fast as possible, our ticket windows feature openings that are sized perfectly for ticket exchanges while at the same time are outfitted with one of our talk-thru products to ensure smooth communication between employee and customer.

Protecting Cash, People, and Other Assets

Speed of exchange isn’t the sole consideration a sports venue must keep in mind when shopping for ticket windows. Security itself must always be the number one priority. Any location where large amounts of money are exchanged, whether banks, amusement parks, gas stations, retail venues, and so on, will naturally attract crime or attempted crime, including criminals armed with guns—and cash might not be the only thing they’re after.

At every level of sporting events, from high school to college to professional, there will be plenty of cash on hand serving as an incentive for criminals to attempt to break in or otherwise take the money by force, such as an armed robbery. In some cases, it might not even be the money itself they want. The tickets themselves can be a hot commodity. If there are printed tickets for an upcoming event being stored on-site in the ticket sales area, they may carry a large enough resale value to tempt would-be thieves. Whether it’s when employees are staffing the ticket booths or when it’s after hours, ticket sales areas must be as protected as possible before, during, and after an event.

Bullet Resistant Windows with the Right Features

The team at Creative Industries understands fully outfitting all the ticket sales areas with bullet-resistant windows is a significant investment. You want to have confidence the products will be of a high enough quality to provide many years of protection and security. As industry leaders in the production of bullet-resistant glass, Creative Industries has helped outfit venues that play host to professional events including those by the NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, and more.

While professional events might have the most immediate need for bullet-resistant windows at their venues, that’s not the only place where bulletproof window technology is needed. Colleges and high schools both face new safety challenges with the increased threat of gun violence and shooting incidents in recent years. It’s important to address potential threats before an incident occurs. Providing bullet-resistant ticket windows at a school venue is a way to keep student workers secure, as well as any cash that might be present in the venue during an event or after hours.

When Creative Industries takes on a sports or entertainment venue project, the bulletproof ticket windows we make are configured to each stadium’s unique specifications and feature two-way voice amplified bullet-resistant talk-thru devices mounted in a customized choice of glazing. With flush doors and countertops, attendants will be able to serve customers better. In previous years, bullet-resistant ticket windows were difficult to talk through and didn’t have a built-in work surface efficient enough to do a wide variety of tasks. With the latest in modern design functions, Creative Industries windows provide a professional appearance while keeping ticket workers safe throughout the sports season. Check out the following examples from our sports venue portfolio:

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home to the world-famous Indianapolis 500 and many other car races, it was only fitting that this major motorsport venue in our own backyard called on us when they needed three large custom-built bulletproof windows as part of a renovation project. These windows were a modified version of our standard Exchange Window with Lazy Susan Pass-Thru.
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Home to the NFL Atlanta Falcons, when this stadium was being built, project architects got in touch with us at Creative Industries to make 24 bulletproof ticket windows to be incorporated into the $1.4 billion project.
  • Kokomo Municipal Stadium in Kokomo, Indiana. This new stadium was already quite far along in the construction phase when they realized they hadn’t made any arrangements for ticket windows. They called on Creative Industries because of our reputation for getting every job done as quickly as possible. While the ticket windows they wanted didn’t require being bulletproof, they did want quarter-inch thick tempered glass. We delivered the ticket windows they needed in record time.


Protect Your Operations and Employees with Creative Industries

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Creative Industries is a family-owned, family-operated business that has been providing superior bulletproof glass windows and related products to a wide range of companies in many different industries and sectors since the 1970s. We get to know each client’s business, their security needs, and work within the available budget to meet those needs to the best of our ability. We don’t think of you as “just another customer” but as a valued partner with whom we work collaboratively in mutual trust to get the job done on time, within budget, and with the best result of all—greater peace of mind that your business and its employees are protected by high-quality bulletproof products. Those employees will appreciate seeing investment into their safety, making for greater loyalty and productivity. With outcomes like these, what are you waiting for? For the latest in bullet-resistant ticket windows and other bulletproof products, drop us a line through the Contact Us page of our website, or feel free to call us directly at 800-776-2068 to learn more and get a quote.