RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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 jimm@spokesman.com, (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

    by DAVID DANELSKI, STAFF WRITER March 2015

    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.

  • School's Arena Construction Progresses Despite Cold

    by Paul Leech, Chattanooga Times Free Press March 2015

    Despite numerous days lost to inclement weather, construction of Raider Arena, Cleveland High School's new gymnasium, is making good progress, says city school board member Charlie Cogdill.

  • High School Preps for 42K-Square-Foot Practice Facility

    by Matt Woolbright matt.woolbright@caller.com 361-886-3678 March 2015

    Two-a-days for the Calallen Wildcats football team may not be quite as sweltering this fall once the school’s new covered practice facility is built.

  • High School Receives Six Bids for $10M Gym Expansion

    by Christopher Placek cplacek@dailyherald.com March 2015

    Maine Township High School District 207 officials have received six bids from contractors for a proposed $10 million expansion of the gymnasium at Maine West in Des Plaines.

  • Architectural Showcase: A Video Tour

    by AB Staff February 2015

    See how Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase offers unmatched year-round exposure for new and recently renovated athletic, fitness and recreation facilities.

  • Florida Gators to Build Indoor Practice Facility

    by Michael Gaio January 2015

    It’s a new era for Florida football. The Gators recently hired a new coach in Jim McElwain and he’ll soon have a new practice facility for his team.

  • What Really Caused the Illnesses at Roby Gym?

    by Emily Attwood January 2015

    Two weeks after visiting basketball players and fans to Roby High School gymnasium in Texas reported sore throats, headaches and other symptoms, investigators have found the cause: a broken light.

    Administrators initially suspected a chemical irritant used on the bleachers to be the cause of visitors' symptoms, removing the bleachers last week and having them tested. Those tests came back negative for any sign of chemical over-concentration, leaving administrators to explore other possible causes. 

    RELATED: Gym's Bleachers to Be Tested in Wake of Illnesses

    During the investigation, someone noticed that there was still an odor in the gym, despite the absence of the bleachers. The cause turned out to be a broken metal halide light above the visitors side bleachers, which was emitting UV rays. The UV ray exposure led to visitors' illnesses. 

    Roby superintendent Heath Dixon says that the school plans to replace all of the gym lighting with LED. Meanwhile, all light bulbs in the gym have been replaced with bulbs outfitted with an extra casing, which won't emit rays if broken.