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  • 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.

  • HS Moves Forward with Field House Plans

    by Frances Parrish July 2016

    A new field house is in the works for Crescent High School. The Anderson School District 3 board of trustees recently agreed to move forward with the design phase, said board Chairman Curtis Wiles. In a special called meeting last week, the trustees amended the contract with MB Kahn Construction Co.

  • 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

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Product Spotlight: Gymnasium Components

    by AB Staff May 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • High Schools See Value in Gym Video Boards

    by Paul Steinbach April 2016

    This article appeared in the April issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • New Projects: FIU Wellness Center | Maryland Event Center | Tiger Stadium

    by Emily Attwood April 2016

    This article appeared in the MONTH issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Piece of Floor Impales Youth Basketball Player

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl was hospitalized after a plank of wood on a basketball court impaled her as she dove on the floor during a game.

  • High School’s First Black Court to Debut This Weekend

    by Emily Attwood January 2016

    Our article on basketball court branding in the November/December issue of Athletic Business felt all too familiar to Steve Denny, director of athletics at The Master's Academy Orlando, Fla. Many of the details in the article, from brand aesthetics to marketing potential and application techniques had been discussed by the athletic department at great length over the last few months. And this weekend, Masters Academy is unveiling its latest branding tool, a completely black hardwood court.

  • Why a Northern High School Opted for an Indoor Practice Facility

    by Paul Steinbach December 2015

    The tour — the story — starts in a decades-old gymnasium. It was while assessing this modest space in 2006-07, with its original bleachers and hardwood court badly in need of refinishing, that administrators at Hamilton High School began to think big. Enrollment had doubled since the school was built in Sussex, Wis., in 1963. Athletics participation had increased by 33 percent, six sports programs had been added, and interior training space was at a premium. Track athletes were running hurdles down terrazzo hallways. Cheerleaders were doing stunts over library carpeting. Field sports participants in this evolving era of year-round specialization had no place to practice off-season, as Wisconsin's winters rendered the outdoors off limits.