• Designing the Modern College Football Practice Facility

    by Emily Attwood November 2014

    Recruiting the best athletes is only part of staying ahead of the competition in college athletics; schools also need to have the resources to train the best athletes.

  • U. of Wyoming Wrestlers Fired Up About New Facilities

    by Scott Nulph November 2014

    Tyler Cox remembers being recruited by University of Wyoming wrestling coach Mark Branch during his senior year at Gillette High. Part of the pitch was that UW was building something special, including new facilities.

  • Backboard Collapse Forces Basketball Teams to Relocate

    by Special to The Post and Courier October 2014

    The Charleston Southern men's and women's basketball teams may be forced to open their respective seasons in high school gyms after a backboard expansion collapsed at CSU Field House.

  • Gym Height Requires Rezoning of School Relocation Site

    by Kitty Conley, Sun-Times Media October 2014

    The planned move of Illiana Christian High School from Lansing to Lake County, Indiana, cleared a major hurdle last week when the county board of zoning appeals recommended approval of a zoning variance to allow a new school to be built.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: Middlebury College Squash Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Middlebury College Squash Center | Middlebury, Vt.

    There are upgrades, and then there is the Middlebury College Squash Center, which replaces an air-supported structure incapable of hosting tournaments.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: Holaday Athletic Center

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Holaday Athletic Center | U.S. Air Force Academy | USAFA, Colo.

    Standing six and a half stories tall and housing a regulation-size football field, the Holaday Center makes an impression based on size alone, but its design specifics drew accolades from judges.

  • Coming Monday: 2014 Facilities of Merit Winners

    by AB Editors October 2014

    For two weeks beginning Monday, the 10 winners of the 2014 Facilities of Merit awards will be announced on

  • Middle School's $3M Gym Has Look of HS Facility

    by Megan Erbacher October 2014

    With crowded bleachers behind him, Perry Heights Middle School Principal Charles Goodman put his arm around Morgan Whitehead while holding a cellphone in his other hand to take the first selfie in the school’s new regulation-sized gymnasium.

  • 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.

  • 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.