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  • Aramark to Pilot Newest Mobile Payment Technology

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Source: Aramark

    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a $14 billion global provider of food service, facilities management and uniforms wherever people learn, work, play and recover, announced today it will pilot acceptance of mobile payments from Apple Pay and Softcard at select arenas this hockey season.

  • Georgia Tech Athletics Now Accepting Bitcoin

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    Georgia Tech will be the first university in the world to integrate bitcoin payments into its stadium concession sales, the school announced Wednesday.

  • Tech Upgrades Boost Sports Concessions Operations

    by Emily Attwood July 2014

    Improving the fan experience.
    Such has been the motive of nearly every major decision in sports venues as of late — premium seating and club areas, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, increasingly eye-catching LED video displays — it's all about creating an atmosphere that tops the comfort and convenience of watching a game at home in a way that no fan can resist.

  • Blog: Does Wearable Fitness Have Legs?

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein April 2014

    Wearable fitness tracking technology is the future!

    Such excitement was so early-2014. We saw articles in The Wall Street Journal that described how corporate CEOs were big users of wearables and how they were competing against each other to see who could sleep better or walk more. BusinessWeek ran a story earlier this year that discussed the possibility — the likelihood? — of wearables putting gyms out of business. The New York Times ran a piece two weeks ago today about how wearables were being used in gyms.

  • Video: Stunning Pregame Show Tranforms Ice Rink

    by Michael Gaio April 2014

    Last month, Athletic Business introduced our readers to the newest trend hitting sports facilities around North America: venues turning their playing surfaces into a 3-D video displays. The technology behind it is incredible, as are the final results.

  • Showtime: Turn Playing Surfaces into 3-D Video Boards

    by Michael Gaio March 2014

    Hardwood ripples. Free-throw lanes rise. Game footage rolls and championship banners unfurl in an unexpected space — the playing surface. Welcome to the next generation of in-arena entertainment.

  • The Fitness App You Need When Traveling

    by Mary Helen Sprecher July 2013

    I don't mind telling you that I have a smartphone, but I'm not very smart about it. It has just enough apps to confuse me.

  • Nebraska Researchers Working on 10-Minute Concussion Test

    by Emily Attwood July 2013

    Researchers at the University of Nebraska are developing a tool that could rule out or confirm a concussion within 10 minutes. The device, a functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine, would use an electrode net placed on an athlete's head to monitor brain activity in response to various stimuli. Based on subtle changes in blood flow, team medical professionals will be able to determine within minutes whether an athlete is concussed, and if so, how severely.

  • New York Adds Solar-Powered Charging Stations to Parks

    by Emily Attwood June 2013

    Parks in New York will soon have a new amenity to draw users: solar-powered charging stations. Tested out last year in Brooklyn, a total of 25 locations are planned to open throughout the city this summer.

  • Athletic Business Magazine for iPad Now Available

    by Michael Gaio June 2013

    Getting your hands on the best content in the athletic, fitness and recreation industries just got easier. Rather than wait for Athletic Business to arrive in your mailbox each month, get it instantly on your iPad.