Tuesday, August, 26, 2014
Timelapse Video: Baylor's McLane Stadium Construction
It's a great time to be a Baylor Bear. The Bears open the football season ranked in the nation's top 10, but perhaps more important, the university opens brand new McLane Stadium. In the video below, watch more than two years of work go by in just two minutes.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014
Video: 2014 Facilities of Merit Preview
The Architectural Showcase is always one of the highlights of the year here at Athletic Business. We invite architects, builders, consultants and facility owners to submit their best work from the previous three years. The difficult part is choosing just 10 of these outstanding facilities to earn the honor of being recognized as our Facilities of Merit.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014
Notre Dame Unveils New Under Armour Uniforms
First Notre Dame installs synthetic turf at its football stadium and now this? Is nothing sacred?
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014
Nike's LED Basketball Court a Sight to Behold
Nike is known for designing futuristic shoes, clothes and now, basketball courts.
Friday, August, 15, 2014
Photos: Ohio College Adds Red Turf to Baseball Field
Colored synthetic turf fields at athletic facilities are nothing new. From Boise State's famed "smurf turf" blue to gray to black, we've seen fields in several colors other than green. But it's not everyday we see a baseball field go the colored turf route.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014
Mississippi State Wows With Plans for Baseball Stadium
Mississippi State is raising the bar when it comes to college baseball facilities. The school unveiled a $40 million plan for Dudy Noble Field on Tuesday that "aims to remake the Bulldogs’ home ballpark into the finest in college baseball." Looking at the renderings, and the fly-through video below, it's clear that goal isn't just hyperbole.
Friday, August, 08, 2014
Detroit Arena Forced to Improve Disability Access
The Detroit Red Wings may soon have a new home, but in the meantime, some upgrades are in order for their current one.
Thursday, August, 07, 2014
USC to Offer 'Toes-on-the-Turf' Premium Seating
The latest trend coming to football stadiums is "toes-on-the-turf" experiences. Aside from strapping on a helmet and making a tackle, seating arrangements that allow fans to watch the game while standing on the playing surface are bringing them as close to the action as possible.
Wednesday, August, 06, 2014
Players: Kick Synthetic Turf Out of '15 Women's World Cup
No senior men's or women's World Cup has ever been played on synthetic turf, and a group of top international women's players would like to keep in that way.
Monday, August, 04, 2014
Iowa's Free-Tuition Student Ticket Promo Goes Awry
Attracting students to college football games is a challenge for schools across the country. As AB reported last year, even the Alabamas of the world are having a tough time drawing students away from the tailgating scene and into the stadium. Last week, the University of Iowa launched a promotion to solve this problem.
Monday, January, 26, 2015
UCF’s Stadium Beach Club as Goofy as It Is Unique
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include comments from UCF's assistant athletic director of communications, Andy Seeley.
The University of Central Florida made news Monday with the announcement of its new “East Side Club,” a beach lounge that will be built in the middle of the school’s football stadium seating.
Friday, May, 30, 2014
Blog: Six Facilities That Left Me Floored
When I was invited by Regupol America to tour several athletic and fitness facilities earlier this month, I had no idea what I was in for. Working for AB, we know how important the right kind of flooring is — it impacts everything from acoustics and aesthetics to cost and usability — but it takes getting out of the office and seeing the details up close to really understand how flooring can make an impact.
Monday, March, 17, 2014
News and Notes From the IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Floor
There’s nothing like attending a good trade show, especially in the fitness industry. The equipment, the innovation, the music, the energy, the people… Whether it’s our show or IHRSA, I consider attending these shows to be one of the perks of my job.
Monday, February, 10, 2014
Blog: Don't Let Sexual Orientation Define Sam
"I'm not afraid to tell the world who I am. I'm Michael Sam: I'm a college graduate. I'm African American, and I'm gay," he said. "I'm comfortable in my skin."
Friday, December, 13, 2013
RG3's Best Qualities Transcend Football
A man best known for his athletic accomplishments does his best work off the field.
Tuesday, October, 29, 2013
Blog: 9 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Student-Athletes
A professor of mine in journalism school at Missouri once said (actually, he tweeted): "Social media is like a gun. Smart people will use it as a useful tool, not-so-smart people will shoot themselves in the foot with it."
Thursday, October, 10, 2013
Blog: The Wussification Has to Stop
First there were youth sports leagues that stopped keeping score for fear of someone having hurt feelings. Then there's the football league in California that does keep score, but penalizes the teams that win by too much. Now, it appears we've reached a level of softness even Charmin can't match.