The May 9 soccer stampede that killed some 120 fans in Accra is a tragic reminder of the need to weigh safety conditions when attending sporting events. It was the third deadly incident in a month in Africa’s soccer stadiums (the other two occurred in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo), although such tragedies are more linked with soccer in general than soccer in Africa. Similar incidents have occurred in Europe and Latin America, and given the fanaticism of soccer fans around the world could happen again. Try to be sure you have a clear path to an exit, and be prepared to leave at the first sign of trouble.