Nothing is worse than going out to enjoy a sporting activity and having to experience death. One time is too many, and now for the second time in a thirteen months we have another story of a fan dying from a fall at a stadium.
A man fell to his death from an escalator at the Texans’ preseason finale Thursday.
The 45-year-old fan allegedly was trying to slide down the outside of the handrail, according to the report, when he fell and landed on the pavement three stories below.
CBS Houston reported the man, whose identity is unknown, was rushed to Memorial Hermann Southwest and pronounced dead on arrival. The station cited sources in saying the fan was under the influence of alcohol.
We all remember Shannon Stone, a firefighter who was attending a Texas Rangers game in Arlington last July died when he fell from the left field stands while reaching for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Drink, be merry, and have a great time at games. Be careful as well.
Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.