• In Texas, High School Gym Becomes Flood Shelter

    by Judith McGinnis 940-763-7534 May 2015

    The evacuation of the Tanglewood neighborhood and some of the city’s east side had agencies busy in efforts to help families affected by the growing threat of flooding. The Wichita River has been expected to crest Friday.

  • Synthetic Indoor Sports Systems Have Much to Offer

    by Paul Steinbach May 2015

    Seen mostly in multipurpose activity courts, practice gyms and family life centers, synthetic indoor sports surfacing has not fully adhered itself to the consciousness of those specifying floors in competition venues — at least not in the United States, where hardwood has been considered the basketball gold standard for more than a century.

  • State's First HS Indoor Practice Facility Envy of Many

    by Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 2015

    It all started with the idea of putting a bubble over the school's tennis courts so that players would have a dry place to play.

  • Nonprofit Pushes Plan for Indoor Multipurpose Facility

    by Daily News staff May 2015

    The nonprofit Southwest Florida Soccer Foundation continues to move toward a facility at North Collier Regional Park if the finances can be worked out.

  • 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.