Once in an accident, twice is a trend. Three times in two Sundays is evidence that something needs to change.
According to the Baltimore Sun, a 48-year-old man remains in serious condition on Monday morning after falling from the upper deck at M&T Bank Stadium during the first half of Sunday’s Jets-Ravens game.
Per the report, Jim Clark returned from a trip to the men’s room to find his brother, Dan, surrounded by stadium workers “in a pool of blood” at the bottom of the stairs in Section 521, the location of their seats.
Jim Clark said that Dan Clark was scheduled to undergo brain surgery on Sunday night.
A female fan fell from the upper deck in Oakland on Sunday. Last Sunday, a fan fell from the upper deck in Buffalo.
It’s easy to blame incidents like these on the victim, since in many cases it truly is the victim’s fault. But it’s happening too often to not compel every team to consider whether specific measures should be or could be taken to minimize the possibility of fans falling.