The Center for Visualization and Data Analytics (CVADA) co-lead at Rutgers University (CCICADA) is developing tools to help stadiums expedite screening while keeping fans safe.


"In the work that CCICADA did with MetLife Stadium, studying how security practices interact with the patrons, we were all impressed at how [they] could take the raw information about ticket scans, and develop a complete simulation of how the guests were queued up and waiting at football games. Those simulations were very helpful in finding our optimal policy for patron screening."

- Danny DeLorenzi
Director of Security & Safety Services
MetLife Stadium

CVADA at Rutgers uses computer simulations to show different sizes of waiting crowds, the length of entry lines before and up to game time, and how long it would take to clear patrons under different scenarios. This helps security staff for Major League Baseball and the National Football League determine the optimal screening scenarios for their specific environments. Users then provide CVADA with feedback that helps them enhance the tool.

In addition to the screening tool, CVADA at Rutgers has developed software that simulates evacuations as well as a guide to best practices in anti-terrorism.