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  • LED Lighting Finding a Home in Major Sports Arenas

    by Paul Steinbach October 2013

    The most impressive stats shared with fans visiting War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, N.Y., on any given night last season weren't displayed on the scoreboard, but rather on a monitor just inside the turnstiles.

  • Tracking Technology Revolutionizes Athlete Training

    by Paul Steinbach September 2013

    As finely tuned as strength and conditioning coaches would like today's athletes to be, much of performance training to date has been based more on time-honored norms than real science. Enter the new era of sports analytics, fueled by advances in athlete tracking technology.

  • Free Wi-Fi in San Francisco Parks, Courtesy of Google

    by Emily Attwood July 2013

    City parks are becoming technological hotspots. As New York spends the summer installing solar charging stations in its already Wi-Fi-enabled parks and plazas this summer, San Francisco is taking advantage of a $600,000 gift from Google that will add free Wi-Fi to 31 parks, recreation centers and plazas.

  • Are High-Tech Football Helmets Any Safer?

    by Michael Gaio July 2013

    Here at AB, we write a lot about concussions and player safety. We write about recovering from concussions. If it deals with concussions, it's always a popular topic with our readers.

  • Synthetic Turf Manufacturers Advance Field Cooling Solutions

    by Emily Attwood August 2012

    Global warming debates aside, this summer was hot. And dry. By mid-July, 64 percent of the country was suffering from drought conditions, the worst since the 1950s.

  • Five Questions to Ask When Purchasing Fitness Equipment

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein June 2012

    After years of trying out new fitness equipment, weighing the many options out there and regularly pulling the trigger on breathtakingly high-priced purchases, we feel like we have a handle on the process.

  • Shock Pads Make Bigger Impact in the Synthetic Turf Industry

    by Michael Popke April 2012

    One of the more popular seminars attended by industry professionals at the Synthetic Turf Council's March Spring Membership Meeting in Las Vegas didn't boast a sexy name or even a call to action.

  • AED Advocate Rachel Moyer Keeps Working the Beat

    by Paul Steinbach December 2011

    Greg Moyer's grave is marked by a homemade cross. Rachel Moyer vowed not to purchase a headstone until every school in America had an automated external defibrillator, the emergency heart-rhythm equipment that might have saved her 15-year-old son from sudden cardiac arrest during a basketball game in December 2000 - if only his high school had owned one.

  • Philadelphia Eagles and University of North Texas Invest in Wind Turbines

    by Paul Steinbach June 2011

    In 2003, the year Lincoln Financial Field opened, Philadelphia Eagles employees were given blue recycling bins to slide under their desks.

  • Blog: Even 'Parasitic' Manufacturers Help Industry Growth

    by Andrew Cohen March 2011

    As the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association trade show was winding down on Friday afternoon, a prominent fitness equipment manufacturer laid out his plans for legal action against several new competitors whose wares were displayed elsewhere in the hall. He had expected the heightened competition; his business is thriving, and as the clear leader in a popular equipment category, he knew that other companies would pop up in an attempt to grab pieces of the pie that, he said pointedly, his company had baked.