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Spectator Injuries At Sporting Events Who Is Liable

For sports fans, there’s nothing like the thrill of watching a game live and in-person. That’s why, despite many games being available on television, fans still pay good money to visit the stadium, arena, park or rink of their favorite teams.

Unfortunately, sporting events can be dangerous for fans as well as the athletes participating in them. Indeed, most tickets have warnings printed on them. But when someone gets hurt at a sporting event, which parties may be liable? And are those warnings enough to shield teams and owners against being sued?

The answers to questions like these are almost always case-specific. They may also depend on the laws of whatever state the sports facility is located in.

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