• HS Fieldhouse, Track Up for Third Bond Vote in Two Years

    by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling Valley News Staff Writer September 2014

    After two previous bond initiatives left the project unfunded, the School Board voted last week to put the issue on the November ballot in the form of a $3.5 million bond.

  • Multipurpose Activity Courts Deliver Campus Rec Options

    by Paul Steinbach September 2014

    They are confined playing fields with near-limitless functionality. Since their rise to prominence on college campuses two decades ago, multipurpose activity courts have maintained their go-to status among both recreation facility designers and end-users looking to pack the most programming punch into one self-contained indoor space.

  • Concerns Over Precedent as Gym Usage Fee Waived

    by Dave Dahl September 2014

    A youth athletics organization can use gymnasiums in the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District without worrying about the cost. The Board of Education has waived the $1,800 fee for Springville Youth Inc. for its boys and girls basketball teams to play in the district's gymnasiums.

  • Developer Resets Financing Deadline for Fieldhouse Project

    by Steven Matthews September 2014

    GoodSports Enterprises could begin construction on its $22 million fieldhouse/hotel complex in Huber Heights before the end of the year, if the company secures its financing by Nov. 15 - the new date it has given to city officials.

  • U. of Utah's $36M Basketball Facilities Project Underway

    by Dirk Facer Deseret News September 2014

    When complete, the Utes will play in an upgraded Huntsman Center and move into a brand new practice and training complex next to it.

  • School Board Waives Bid Process for Repairs After Storm Damage

    by Melissa Silverberg September 2014

    The severe storm that ripped through the suburbs Friday afternoon caused as much as $5 million in damages at Wheeling High School that need to be fixed immediately, officials said.

  • Floor Jeopardized after Storm Rips Roof Off HS Gym

    by John Reynolds Staff Writer September 2014

    School officials in Virginia (ill.) hope to learn Wednesday whether the gym floor at the high school can be saved from water damage after high winds ripped the roof off the building late last week.

  • Video: 2014 Facilities of Merit Preview

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    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.

  • Spontaneous Combustion of Oily Rags Causes HS Court Fire

    by AB Editors August 2014

    Editor's Note: This article was originally posted by Hardwood Floors, AB's sister publication.

    The start of school for a number of high school students in Green Bay, Wis., will be delayed until mid-September due to smoke damage from a fire that started after rags used to clean up a refinishing job spontaneously combusted in the middle of the night. 

  • U. at Buffalo Sees Facilities as Key to Keeping MAC Pace

    by Bob DiCesare; News Sports Reporter August 2014

    University at Buffalo athletics released a long-range master facilities plan earlier this year that may appear stunningly ambitious until weighed against what fellow Mid-American Conference schools already possess.