- U. of Memphis Board Okays Football Facility Financing
by Tom Schad March 2017
The University of Memphis board of trustees voted Friday to allow university president M. David Rudd to pursue alternate financing for the construction of an indoor football practice facility.
- Arizona Seeks Tuition Increase, Fee for Athletics
by Yoohyun Jung March 2017
The University of Arizona is proposing a new fee to support its athletics programs and facilities as part of the school's tuition proposal for the 2017-2018 year.
- Deadline Approaches for District to Add Lacrosse
by Marie Wilson March 2017
To make lacrosse an officially sponsored sport for the high schools in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 would cost an estimated $208,000 to start and another $128,000 every year after that. School board members say they "understand the passion" they've been hearing from lacrosse players and parents, who are hoping the sport can gain district sponsorship in time for the first Illinois High School Association state championships in May 2018. But they're concerned about the possible strain on facilities, scheduling challenges and costs of adding another sport when school funding is so uncertain.
- 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.
- County Commission to Examine Tourist Tax Spending
by Greg Stanley March 2017
Collier County, Fla., has managed to keep one of the lowest bed taxes on either coast of the state for years. Now it's less a question of whether county commissioners will raise the tax, but when they'll raise it and how they'll spend the money.
- NCAA Reports $1.4B in Expenses for 2016
by Steve Berkowitz March 2017
The NCAA incurred $1.4 billion in expenses during its 2016 fiscal year as it began allocating more than a decade's worth of accumulated money to legal settlements and costs and a special one-time distribution to Division I schools.
- Arena Developer Hasn't Yet Submitted Loan Commitment
by Butch Maier March 2017
Virginia Beach arena development executives reiterated Feb. 28 they are “confident” they soon will have a loan commitment for the proposed $210 million sports and entertainment venue. Time, again, is running out.
- 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.