RECENT ARTICLES
  • County to Hold Meetings on New Parks Master Plan

    by Markus Schmidt June 2016

    Responding to its vastly growing population and changing demographics, the time has come for Chesterfield County to reassess its plan for one of its most valuable assets: its park system.

  • How Atlanta Earned a Super Bowl

    by Tim Tucker June 2016

    Atlanta's bid committee agreed to a lengthy and pricey list of NFL requirements — and tacked on a few other things the league didn't request — in securing the 2019 Super Bowl for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained hundreds of pages of bid documents that provide a rare window into the complex and costly competition to host the nation's biggest sporting event. Atlanta was named the site of the February 2019 game in a vote by NFL owners late last month.

  • Support Voiced for Proposed AED Law

    by Managing Editor June 2016

    Sterling Selectmen voted to support Senate bill 1191, which would require automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all schools and sporting events, as well as someone trained to use the device.

  • Community Plans to Refinance Sports Complex Debt

    by Robert Sanchez June 2016

    Lisle is moving ahead with plans to refinance $4.2 million of debt incurred 12 years ago during construction of the Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex — despite calls from some residents to reconsider.

  • Wheelchair Athlete Gains Full Access in Marathon

    by Mark Dodds June 2016

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

  • County Hopes Sports Complex Will Bring Tourism Dollars

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    Unlike its neighboring Florida counties, Seminole County does not have a theme park to draw tourists, but come Friday, when the ribbon is cut on a $27 million sports complex, the county can tap into another lucrative form of tourism – sports tourism.

  • 'Baseball Rule' Suffers Another Blow in Foul Ball Case

    by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio April 2016

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

  • City Reaches Settlement in Splash Pad Sewage Case

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    A dispute over a 2013 splash pad renovation could be drawing to an end as Traverse City, Mich., commissioners accepted a settlement for $300,000. The city blamed the firm Hamilton Anderson Associates for design flaws that led to water contaminated with sewage to rain down on children.

  • Bill Would Bar State Funds for Athletic Facilities

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    Lawmakers in Kansas are developing a bill that would give the state the ability to deny financial help to certain building projects at school districts. The legislation would create a state panel to review construction proposals, and only projects related directly to student instruction would be approved.

  • NHL’s Coyotes, Arizona State Could Share New Venue

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Could a partnership between the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona State hockey program help to bolster the sport in the desert?