• San Bernadino Valley Opens $61M Athletic Complex

    by Allan Steele August 2016

    It's taken 16 years from the funding phase to planning to construction, but San Bernardino Valley College's new athletics complex is officially open. "For us to be able to walk in here, our mouths drop every time," said sophomore football player Roman Holston, who along with teammates, recently picked up gear from the department's new equipment room. "During the construction everyone was anticipating it ... It's an unreal feeling." As teams began preparing for the upcoming season, the new locker rooms started to fill up.

  • Trustees Approve Plans for New HS Fieldhouse

    by Frances Parrish August 2016

    The plans will soon be sent to the South Carolina Department of Education Office of School Facilities, and then demolition of the old fieldhouse can begin. District 3 school board Chairman Curtis Wiles said he hopes demolishing of the approximately 50-year-old field house will begin in November. The construction is expected to last from then until the start of the 2017-18 school year.

  • U. of Buffalo Takes Step Toward New Fieldhouse

    by Mark Gaughan August 2016

    The school has hired an architecture firm to design the facility, the university announced. The move is another sign UB is confident the project will happen in the forseeable future. However, UB still has important fund-raising to do before a shovel hits the ground, and there is no target date yet for the beginning of construction.

  • Baseball Complex Expands to Meet Booming Area

    by Special to the Telegram & Gazette August 2016

    Since the New England Baseball Complex was established at its Northboro location in 2014, its three fields have hosted teams of all kinds and ages, from college baseball to youth flag football. Now the NEBC hopes to hit it out of the park with a major expansion of its facilities.

  • Wizards Training Facility Price Increases by $10M

    by Ryan M. McDermott August 2016

    Shovels haven't even hit the ground yet, but the tab for the new multimillion-dollar Washington Wizards practice space and entertainment arena already is expanding: The city agency tasked with shepherding the project says the extra millions are necessary to build a competitive facility in a growing region. In a letter to D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson last week, Events D.C. — the District's entertainment and convention arm — said it would need an extra $10 million on top of the initial $55 million cost to build the facility, which has been touted as a key to economic revival in Ward 8.

  • HS Moves Forward with Field House Plans

    by Frances Parrish July 2016

    A new field house is in the works for Crescent High School. The Anderson School District 3 board of trustees recently agreed to move forward with the design phase, said board Chairman Curtis Wiles. In a special called meeting last week, the trustees amended the contract with MB Kahn Construction Co.

  • Pulling Off Today’s Bold Basketball Floors

    by AB Editors June 2016

    Not long ago, gym floor specialists were known mainly for their ability to travel long distances to a job, use their riding sanders to sand vast expanses of maple, paint their lines and walk miles back and forth to get finish on the floor. It wasn't a niche involving much creativity or imagination, and, except for painting the lines, it didn't require much finesse, either.

  • Damaged by Flooding, HS Gym Floor to Be Replaced

    by Chris Thomas June 2016

    Alcoa High School’s auxiliary gym floor was destroyed last week when a mainline water pipe burst on consecutive days, causing parts of the 1-year-old building to flood.

  • Utah Valley U. Breaks Ground on $3.5M Practice Facility

    by Hayden Kim June 2016

    The new $3.5 million, 14,500-square-foot practice and conditioning center will offer 8,000 square feet of court space, nine basketball standards and what the program calls "game-day atmosphere" graphics.

  • School Slated for New Scoreboards in Gym, Stadium

    by Michael Canfield June 2016

    A new high school sign and several new scoreboards will be installed over the summer in the Amherst Central School District, making use of contingency funds from the district's last capital project.