• Mizzou Arena Joyride Causes $100K in Damage

    by Andy Berg June 2017

    A Columbia, Mo., man faces felony charges Monday after taking a joyride through the University of Missouri's Mizzou Arena early Sunday morning.

    According to a report from St. Louis Post Dispatch, Nathaniel Conant, 23, drove his Volkswagen Passat through Mizzou Arena, causing an estimated $100,000 worth of damage. 

    Conant turned himself in early Sunday evening and was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary and first-degree property damage. He posted $4,500 bond for the burglary charge and $6,000 for the property damage charge.

    Conant reportedly drove through a closed gate on the south side of the arena, plowing through a garage door and dock area. In the process, he damaged several golf carts and also drove his car onto the basketball court.

    Mizzou Arena opened in 2004 and has a capacity of 15,061. 

  • U. of Buffalo Moves Forward on Football Field House

    by Mark Gaughan June 2017

    UB has reached its fundraising goal to start work on the project and has received approval from the state Division of the Budget to begin construction on the $18 million project.

  • How Branding Took Iowa Football's Practice Facility to the Next Level (Sponsored)

    by Michael McClurg, Forty Nine Degrees June 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Forty Nine Degrees. What is sponsored content?

    A brand carries a certain emotion and leaves an impression. The Hansen Football Performance Center at the University of Iowa does just that — all 218,000 square feet. Without a doubt the Hawkeye brand leaves an everlasting impact on everyone who walks through the doors — especially recruits. The rich history of the Iowa football program is brought to life throughout the facility, incorporating key architectural elements to unify the space and bring the Hawkeye story to life.

  • New Projects: Dickies Arena | ULM’s Brown Stadium | Atlanta United Headquarters

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Breaking Ground

  • Angry Neighbors Disrupt Basketball Academy's Housing Plans

    by Kirk Brown June 2017

    Mike Rawson, CEO of 22ft Academy, said he will probably look elsewhere for student living quarters because of fierce opposition from neighbors and the cost of needed renovations at the home and two other buildings that he bought last summer for $440,000.

  • New Product Roundup: Functional Fitness Equipment | Sports Storage | Pool Controllers

    by AB Staff May 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the May 2017 issue.

  • Product Spotlight: Gymnasium Equipment and Indoor Surfaces

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    RELATED: Find more solutions for your facility in the Buyers Guide

  • Sponsored Video: How a Multimedia Jumbotron Benefits Athletes, Coaches and Fans

    by AB Editors May 2017

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    The ScoreVision system brings communities together and gives students a new resource they can leverage in developing skills for both college and life. Elevate, Engage and Educate with ScoreVision: pioneers of modern, scalable and affordable jumbotron technology taking the scoreboard industry by storm.

  • The Benefits of Gym Floor Covers

    by Emily Attwood May 2017

    A school's multipurpose gymnasium can be a valuable asset for the entire community, with the ability to host not only athletic events but election polling, craft fairs and pancake breakfasts. "Oftentimes the local municipality will want access to a school for different events," says Bob Curry, president of Rexdale, Ont.-based Covermaster. "You convert your facility into a multiuse facility, and you can generate revenue."

  • Coach Eyes $3M Indoor Soccer Complex

    by Glen Rosales May 2017

    De Kruyf, the new athletic director at Tierra Encantada charter school and former girls soccer coach at Capital High School, wants to build a facility large enough to house two full-size soccer fields — about 185 feet by 85 feet — as well as a smaller, youth field.