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  • Five Injured by Falling Batting Cage in Gym

    by Emily Attwood June 2014

    It wasn’t the action on the court that got fans’ hearts pumping at a high school summer volleyball match held at Goshen College Recreational-Fitness Center in Indiana this past Monday.

  • Board to Take Revote on Sale of School to Gym Owner

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter June 2014

    LOCKPORT - The Lockport Board of Education decided Wednesday night to hold a second referendum on the sale of the closed Washington Hunt Elementary School. The seven board members who showed up for Wednesday's work session unanimously decided to hold the vote from noon to 9 p.m. July 29 at the same six polling places used for the May 20 budget referendum.

  • Athletic Business Architectural Showcase 2014 Map

    by AB Staff June 2014

    View 2014 AB showcase locations in a full screen map

    This year marks the 27th year of Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase and 29th Facility of Merit awards program. The University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium graced the cover of the first "Showcase on Architecture" as it was initially called, one of 45 facilities to be highlighted in the June 1988 issue.

    Not surprisingly, facilities have gotten bigger and more expensive since our first Showcase — there is a more than $100 million difference between the most expensive project this year and its counterpart in 1988 — but there's still room for smaller projects. College projects continue to dominate the market, though preferences have changed — a campus-rec standard today, climbing walls were all but nonexistent in facilities of the '80s.

  • The Keys to a Smooth Construction Approval Process

    by Ralph Agostinelli May 2014

    A gymnasium is a big building. If you're constructing a gym in or next to a residential area, you need to make sure it fits into the fabric of the neighborhood.

  • PTO Hopes to Replace Tile Gym Floor with Hardwood

    by Chuck Fieldman. cfieldman@pioneerlocal.com | @chuckwriting May 2014

    A major fundraising effort by the Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO is aimed at purchasing a new wood floor for the gym at the school, which has the tile floor that was installed when the school opened in 2000.

  • Plan to Turn Former Stable into Soccer Center Rejected

    by Michelle Kearns; News Staff Reporter May 2014

    A soccer club's plan to convert an old stable into a practice center attracted petitions, phone calls, emails and finally a "no" vote from the Orchard Park Town Board.

  • Soccer Envisioned for Former Stable Amid Noise Concerns

    by Michelle Kearns; News Staff Reporter May 2014

    A public hearing about a proposal for soccer training at a former Freeman Road stable will be held as part of the Orchard Park Town Board's meeting at 7 tonight in Town Hall.

  • U. of Utah Investing $36M in Basketball Facility Upgrades

    by Super User May 2014

    Wen Larry Krystkowiak was hired as the men's basketball coach at the University of Utah in the spring of 2011, he felt everything was in place to return the program to national prominence except one element: there was no basketball-specific facility for his team to be able to practice and train in. That's about to change.

  • Private School to Offer Sports-Specialized Academy

    by ADAM FISHER May 2014

    A private school wants to give elite athletes a real high school experience while allowing them to continue their rigorous workouts.

  • Proper Cleaning and Maintenance for Hardwood Courts

    by Emily Attwood May 2014

    A hardwood court is a big investment for any athletic facility. Like any big investment, organizations want to do whatever they can to take care of it. But when the people in charge of the court are unfamiliar with proper basic care, they tend to end up doing too much — or not enough. "With gym floors, there's so many misconceptions about what you're supposed to or not supposed to do because the floor is wood," says Bill Price Jr., national sport manger with Aurora, Colo.-based hardwood care specialist Bona. "The people who maintain floors have grown up with the notion that you can't put water on wood. For that reason, most gym floors get neglected. They don't get the proper maintenance because people are afraid."