• Portable Synthetic Turf Growing Within Athletic, Fitness Markets

    by Paul Steinbach April 2015

    It's springing up on top of basketball courts and inside hockey dasher boards, and thriving within a new workout environment that emphasizes sprints and agility drills alongside atypical strength training. But to say that synthetic turf is taking root in a variety of indoor spaces these days would be missing the point, or at least misusing the metaphor.

  • Video Emerges of Argyle Athletic Facility Collapse

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    Two workers have died in the construction of a new athletic facility for Argyle High School near Dallas. Now video of the structure’s collapse that killed 36-year-old Julio Ledesma has been released.

  • Protecting Gym Lighting, Sprinklers and Scoreboards

    by Emily Attwood April 2015

    In January, dozens of visitors complained of feeling sick after attending a basketball game at Roby High School gymnasium in Texas. Administrators went so far as to have the bleachers removed and tested for chemical residue before uncovering the culprit a couple of weeks later: a broken light bulb over the visitors' bleachers emitting UV radiation.

  • HS Athletic Facility Construction Halted by Deaths

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    After two deaths in one week, Argyle Independent School District near Dallas is halting work on a new high school athletic facility.

  • Facility Offers Indoor Obstacles for Parkour Enthusiasts

    by Allison Ward, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH April 2015

    The gym, which will host its first introduction-to-parkour series on Saturday, has a variety of classes, including parkour for women or toddlers and, throughout the week, workouts of the day.

  • New Gym's Inability to Fit Title Banners Rankles Some

    by Donna Boynton, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF April 2015

    Sutton High School athletic teams have been winning championships since 1952, and until three years ago, individual banners marking each league, division and state championship hung in the school's gymnasium.

  • Panel Opts for Fieldhouse Addition Over Science Facility

    by Kevin Murphy, For TH Media March 2015

    A state panel Tuesday recommended including a $15 million addition to the Williams Fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the state's next capital budget but not a $19.7 million renovation of the campus' primary science facility.

  • New School Gym to Lift Lockers, Weights from Basement

    by Christopher Placek, Chicago Daily Herald March 2015

    From above, Maine West High School in Des Plaines appears as the hub and spokes of a bicycle wheel. The school was designed and built in 1959 with the intention of having three self-contained high schools within one building, each wing with a principal and small gymnasium of its own.

  • N.D. State Basketball Thrives While in Facilities Flux

    by Jim Meehan, (208) 659-3791 March 2015

    The coaching offices are in an industrial park off campus. Players lift weights in a vacant grocery store.

  • School Discovers Toxic Dirt Under Demolished Gym


    Work has begun on a $400,000 project at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, to remove about 2,900 tons of soil contaminated with unsafe levels of lead, arsenic and two kinds of pesticides that have been banned for decades because of their toxicity.