• Lakers Unveil Practice Facility Plans

    by Bill Oram September 2016

    A 15-person pool for ice baths is just one of the amenities Walton and the Lakers touted during an unveiling of the UCLA Health Training Facility on Wednesday in El Segundo. For now, the edifice at the corner of East Mariposa Avenue and North Douglas Street is all concrete and scaffolding. In another year, it will open as the new home of the Lakers and their Development League team, the D-Fenders.

  • Memphis Basketball Practice Facility on Schedule

    by Jason Smith August 2016

    University of Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen visits the site on the school’s Park Avenue campus about every other day. There’s probably no one more excited about the construction of the Tigers’ new men’s basketball practice facility than Bowen, who’s quietly overseen a wave of upgrades of the school’s athletic facilities since he arrived in 2012.

  • Dayton Announces New Soccer Practice Facility

    by David Jablonski August 2016

    The University of Dayton will build a new practice facility for its men's and women's soccer teams thanks to what is being described as a "transformational gift" by alumni Margie and Bill Klesse.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New and Improved: Fitness Equipment, Pool Pumps and More

    by AB Staff May 2016

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