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  • Structural Problems Found in HS Gym, Repairs Delayed

    by Rita Giordano August 2015

    An investigation by Haddonfield School District engineers has revealed structural problems at J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School and the high school's main gymnasium and cafeteria that require stabilization.

  • Private Prep School Constructing $10M Sports Facility

    by Thomas Bailey Jr. tom.bailey@commercialappeal.com 9015292388 August 2015

    Christian Brothers High School is starting construction on a $10 million, collegiate-level sports building, raising lots of money and the ante among the Memphis-area private schools it competes against.

  • Lawsuit Blames Dirty Wrestling Mat for MRSA Outbreak

    by Selim Algar August 2015

    Administrators at a Long Island high school are being slammed for not flipping over a sodden wrestling mat for seven sweaty years -- a failure that led to a rash of potentially lethal staph infections, according to a new $12 million lawsuit.

  • Officials: Microburst Caused Sports Dome Collapse

    by Mitchell Armentrout August 2015

    A microburst caused a sports dome to collapse in northwest suburban Rosemont as severe storms tore though the Chicago area Sunday afternoon, officials said.

  • Buccaneers Plan for Indoor Practice Facility by 2016

    by ROY CUMMINGS Tribune staff August 2015

    The days of the Buccaneers trudging out to Tropicana Field or the University of South Florida to escape bad weather and unplayable field conditions at One Buc Place are coming to an end.

  • Sports Complex's Location, Tax Come Under Scrutiny

    by Lawrence Budd July 2015

    Warren County's newest commissioner said he was undecided on plans to increase the county lodging tax by 1 percent to finance construction of a $10 million sports complex.

  • Sports Complex Site Selection Challenged, Explained

    by Leann Eckroth, The Bismarck Tribune June 2015

    Some Mandan city commissioners and residents expressed surprise at the park board's quick offer to buy land near the Tesoro Refinery for a future sports complex.

  • 2015 Showcase by the Numbers

    by AB Staff June 2015

    Wondering what the spread of this year's submissions looks like? Projects in the college market dominated, offering a healthy array of athletic, fitness and recreation endeavors. As far as design, an overarching theme across all markets was creating a sense of place through the use of grand and welcoming entrances and atriums, often featuring abundant glass and skylights.

  • In Chicago, a $9.8M Tennis Center for Inner-City Kids

    by Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times June 2015

    For nine years, Corinne Salter has spent five days a week at her "second home" otherwise known as XS Tennis. For the first five years, she was more like the "mascot" for the nation's largest minority tennis organization.

  • U. of Alabama MAC Is a Transparent Showpiece

    by Paul Steinbach June 2015

    By design, multipurpose activity courts are confined spaces — their dasher systems often relegated to out-of-the-way reaches of a recreation center's footprint. In some cases, MACs are completely enclosed rooms of floor-to-ceiling cinderblock. Not so at the University of Alabama's Student Activity Center at Presidential Village, where the MAC — and the activities it accommodates — is on full display. Glass dashers standing eight feet tall surround most of the synthetic playing surface lined for basketball, hockey and soccer, with netting extending to the rafters to keep projectiles in and out. Convertible goals can be recessed for soccer or brought into the field of play for hockey (with glass added to close off the rink end walls).

    The MAC is situated as one of three courts in an otherwise hardwood gym on the center's second level. It's the first element visitors see as they reach the top of a monumental staircase. Says Dave Larson, senior vice president and director of design for Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based TMP Architecture Inc., "We wanted a transparent element that wouldn't break up the flow of the space visually."


    This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of Athletic Business with the title "Design Details"