RECENT ARTICLES
  • Beckham Aquires Land for Miami Soccer Stadium

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    On Tuesday, David Beckham gained approval from Miami-Dade County commissioners to buy the final third of the nine acres needed for a Major League Soccer stadium planned for the Miami Overtown neighborhood.

  • District Takes Over Athletic Trainer Expense from State

    by Jason Scott June 2017

    The state of Illinois has been without a comprehensive budget for about two years, and it’s starting to cause problems for some public high schools that are taking it upon themselves to pay for athletic trainers if the state won’t.

  • Martha’s Vineyard School Officials Choose Grass Fields

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    After a year of heated community debate, which drew large crowds in public forums and at least one threatened lawsuit, the Martha’s Vineyard High School Committee has voted unanimously to endorse a proposal to repair the district’s deteriorating athletic fields with natural grass.

  • Recreation Program in Jeopardy after Mass Resignation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Every member of the Norton, Mass., parks and recreation commission has turned in their resignation after a budget override intended to augment the department’s resources failed to pass.

  • Athletic Business’s 2017 Purchasing Behavior Survey

    by Emily Attwood March 2017

    The inaugural issue of Athletic Business — published under the name Athletics Purchasing and Facilities in April 1977 — was a buyers guide. Every year since then, Athletic Business has continued to assemble the leading purchasing resource for the athletics, fitness and recreation industries. This year, AB went a step further to provide not only the who and where, but the what and how much. We surveyed health clubs, military installations, high schools, colleges, YMCAs and other organizations large and small (386 in total) to learn about purchasing and budget trends.

  • 2017 Budgeting Survey

    by AB Staff January 2017

    Athletic Business is putting together a report on readers’ budgets and purchasing goals for 2017, and we’d like to ask you to take a couple of minutes of your time to answer a few questions. The results of this survey will appear in our March issue and will provide valuable insight into your industry.

    As a small token of our appreciation for your time and effort, three individuals who submit complete and usable surveys will be chosen at random to receive a free registration for the 2017 Athletic Business Show in Orlando, Nov. 9-11.

  • Management Company Gives Little Leaguers Run-Around

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    As the autumn days get shorter in St. Petersburg (Fla.), little leaguers are faced with the spooky prospect of playing out the rest of the season in the dark, if the St. Petersburg Little League can’t get the money together to pay their electric bill. The monthly cost to run the floodlights at the field is around $1,000.

  • Knight Commission Pushes NCAA to Reward Academics

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    Ahead of a major vote by the NCAA, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics urged the body to pass a policy that would change the organization’s revenue distribution model and reward schools whose athletic teams meet academic expectations with revenue generated by NCAA events.

  • District Drops Insurance Policy, Students Left with Bill

    by Courtney Cameron October 2016

    As a consequence of budget cuts finalized in spring of 2016, Paterson (N.J.) Public Schools has dropped accident insurance that previously covered accidental injury to students and student-athletes while on school grounds or attending school functions.

  • Applying Public-Private Principles to Community Sports Venues

    by Peter Knowles and Steve Kelly July 2016

    This article appeared in the June issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.