University of Iowa Athletics selects BEST Crowd Management as new guest services, event security provider

BEST Crowd Management Iowa security

BEST Crowd Management (BEST), a leading provider of crowd management and event security services, has been selected to provide guest and event security services to the University of Iowa, effective July 1.

As a result of this new agreement, BEST is hiring, with more than 500 guest services and event security positions for immediate placement at the University of Iowa for Kinnick Stadium, Carver Hawkeye Arena and other athletics facilities.

“The University of Iowa is home to some of the most dynamic NCAA events across the country, featuring incredible traditions and championship teams,” said BEST Crowd Management chief operating officer Jeff Spoerndle said in a release. ”We are excited to help facilitate these events, which bring an incredible energy and spirit to the entire state of Iowa. Creating a safe environment for the student-athletes, performers, fans and staff is vital to maintaining that vibrant atmosphere. These jobs are critical to supporting Iowa’s highest profile athletics events and are a unique opportunity to learn new skills, gain experience and support the safety of college athletes and fans.”

BEST offers flexible schedules, ongoing training and career growth opportunities. The company employs its own training program designed by security experts to help employees develop the skills necessary to advance their careers in the security industry.

BEST has more than 25,000 employees and provides services for more than 145 sports and entertainment venues in the United States, including the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA, the NCAA, and the NHL.

With headquarters in Minneapolis and in Montreal, Canada, BEST Crowd Management is part of GardaWorld Security Services, one of the largest privately-held integrated security services companies in the world. For more information, visit