• Virginia County Plans to Purchase River City Sportsplex

    by Vanessa Remmers and Louis Llovio October 2016

    Wednesday's announcement that Chesterfield County plans to buy River City Sportsplex is the latest chapter in a long story centered on sports, money, broken promises and soccer fields. County leaders said Wednesday that Chesterfield intended to buy the 12-field, 115-acre complex off state Route 288 and Genito Road for $5.5 million from Sports Complex Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Shaw Industries Group Inc. Shaw bought the complex for nearly $5 million at a foreclosure auction about four years ago. The county's decision is a surprising twist in a tale that has generated headlines and court documents for years but also has brought the region one of its premier sports destinations.

  • New Product Roundup: Sanitations Systems, Training Turf and More

    by AB Staff October 2016

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

  • Nova's $18M Football Facility Reflects Coach's Legacy

    by Mike Kern October 2016

    The state-of-the-art facility, which cost $18 million (more than half of which came from an anonymous donor), will be the program's new home base. But it will be so much more, for the entire athletic department.

  • Board Approves School Gym Expansion Project

    by Melissa Silverberg October 2016

    Work on a nearly $15 million addition at Thomas Middle School will likely begin next month after the Arlington Heights village board on Monday voted to approve the project. Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 officials said they received construction bids last week for the expansion, which comes as several of the district's schools are accommodating increasing enrollment. The project is expected to cost $14.85 million, according to district documents.

  • City Mulling $5M High School Athletic Complex

    by Telegram & Gazette October 2016

    With sports fields getting busier every year, the city is looking to spend $5 million to build a new athletic complex next to Leominster High School. The complex would include a baseball field and combination running track and soccer field as well as associated facilities, including a press box, concession stand and restrooms. The facility would be available for the Leominster School Department’s track and softball teams. The running track would be built around the soccer field with the ball field next to it. The track would allow Leominster to host track meets. It currently does not have a home track for meets.

  • Gonzaga Holds Groundbreaking for Athletic Facility

    by Jim Meehan September 2016

    With nearly 300 student-athletes and perhaps another 100 guests looking on, Gonzaga held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement.

  • 2016 Facilities of Merit: Virtue Field House

    by AB Staff September 2016

    Virtue Field House | Middlebury College

  • Maximizing the Benefits of a Fabric Structure Investment

    by Emily Attwood September 2016

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

  • Group Pushes to Save Site from Athletics Development

    by Eric Roper September 2016

    Preservationists are mobilizing to save a unique steel grain elevator complex that has stood beside the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus for more than a century. The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota recently called on its supporters to urge the university's Board of Regents not to approve demolition of the Electric Steel Elevator. The complex sits just east of TCF Bank Stadium, and the university hopes to move a recreational sports dome and baseball field there.

  • Miami Practice Facility Nets $14M Donation

    by Hal Habib September 2016

    The university confirmed its largest athletic donation, $14 million from the family of Jeffrey Soffer toward the construction of the Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility, an 81,800-square-foot structure that will include coaches' offices and team meeting rooms.