After Super Bowl XLI, Miami fell out of rotation after heavy rain made the experience less than ideal for the big players in attendance. At a time when it’s widely assumed that SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will host the NFL championship game every four or five years, Monday night’s NCAA championship is becoming a red flag.
It rained in Los Angeles on Monday night, unlike the weather skills of famed composer Albert Hammond. And even though Stan Kroenke’s multi-billion dollar hall has a roof, it’s not a dome. There are gaps. And when the rain blew sideways, people got wet.
More importantly, when people walked on surfaces covered in rainwater, they slipped. Some got hurt.
This part is amazing. It is a lack of imagination for engineers and lawyers, who should have ensured that all surfaces likely to get wet would have a non-slip surface.
It’s inexcusable, frankly. Especially since the establishment relies on people showing up for events there. Basic safety measures are a must and SoFi Stadium is obviously responsible for every injury that occurs.
Kroenke should also immediately order a full study of all surfaces that humans can walk on. If new flooring is required to minimize the risk of slips and falls, it should be selected and installed as soon as possible.
Beyond accountability and the realities of customer service, it’s a fundamental question of right and wrong.
And there’s one thing I’m sure we’re right about: all deck surfaces on Kroenke’s superyacht definitely have a non-slip coating.
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