Tragedy has struck the sports world once again as news has surfaced that a fan tragically fell to their death during the Atlanta Braves game on Monday night. Earlier reports said that he was being transported to a local hospital to treat his serious injuries, but at about 11:15 p.m. the man was pronounced dead.
It’s hard to hear stories such as these hit the media outlets because something like this could happen to any of our loved ones. Eye witnesses say the man fell about 65 feet from the 400-level section of the stadium to the seats below. Turner Field is getting somewhat of a bad reputation for these type of things because about five years earlier, a fan fell 150 feet to their death.
Going to a baseball game is supposed to be a joyous time, but when things like this happen, it’s hard not to think of it happening to the people around you. Police have already ruled out foul play and are trying to figure out just how the man fell 65 feet to his unexpected death.
Safety precautions need to be exercised by fans when going to baseball games, but stadiums need to up their safety levels and build higher railings to prevent horrible instances like these from happening.
It’s quite rare to hear about this happening, but even one occurrence is far too many. It’s time for these big league parks to step up. These fans are paying huge bucks to come watch and support the team, and there should be no reason why an accident like this should happen.