Source: Sporturf Dalton, Ga. (May 21, 2013) - Sporturf, an international manufacturer and builder of synthetic turf fields, has significantly expanded its presence in the Midwest with the opening of the company's third regional field office in Kansas City, Missouri. Sporturf Midwest is under the leadership of President Craig Shonk, and will focus on Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. "This strategic move opens up a market that Sporturf has not really been in before," noted Shonk. "Bringing an ISO manufacturer and a Midwest-based ASBA certified field builder together gives clients the best of both worlds." Sporturf Midwest recently completed their first, full-size turf install in Nebraska with the practice field at Millard North High School in Omaha, the largest high school in the state. Millard North benefitted in many ways from the new field, including having access to the most current fiber technology. Their team, the Mustangs, will play soccer and football games on Powerhouse 3C featuring a custom blend of monofilament and tape fibers that are the wave of the future. Peru State's historic Oak Bowl is the next project to take advantage of Sporturf's local "grassroots" plan of allowing direct access with their synthetic turf manufacturer. "Building long lasting relationships gives everyone involved unprecedented peace of mind," added Darby McCamy, Sporturf Fields Vice President. "We have bridged the gap between owner and manufacturer with our local team of certified field builders, who focus on the design-build process more than the next sale." The Sporturf main office and mill is located in Dalton, Georgia, and San Diego-based Sporturf International started in 2003. In addition, Sporturf International serves some of the most prominent sports facilities in South America and the Caribbean, such as the Haiti FIFA National Stadium and Eddy Coello Stadium in Ecuador. About SporturfHeadquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Sporturf supplies large and small customers alike with the widest variety of turf in the world. The company is a division of Controlled Products, one of the leading manufacturers of synthetic turf worldwide. Sporturf has engineered synthetic turf fields for baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse and hockey programs in 30 states and the D.C. area. Notable installs have included Clemson University, Samford University, The Citadel, Detroit Silverdome and hundreds of high schools ranging from Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville, Iowa to Grace Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- by Emily Attwood
- May 2013
Source: Legend Recreation Software, Inc.
Ottawa’s The Glebe, Dovercourt Rec Center, and Ottawa South among first clients
1st December 2015: Legend Recreation Software, Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of Legend Club Management Systems, announces its first customer success stories as it enters the Canadian recreation software market with its flagship online registration solution, built off the back of over 12 years’ experience serving clients’ needs in the UK, Ireland and globally.read more
Gillette Stadium, home of the four-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, recently installed seven NanoLumens® NanoSlim™ solutions to create a 21st Century fan engagement experience.
ATLANTA, November 23, 2015 – With fan satisfaction at the forefront, the New England Patriots sell out Gillette Stadium for every home game, rallying the fans week after week to give the Patriots one of greatest home-field records of all-time.read more
Source: Dewberry Firm
New capacity, expanded capabilities underpin prominent Houston-based firm
Fairfax, VA, November 20, 2015 — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced today the acquisition of Wilson Architectural Group. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Wilson is a nearly 40-person architectural firm with a portfolio of healthcare, corporate and commercial, industrial, sports and recreation, laboratories, and civic buildings in Houston and throughout Texas. During integration, the Houston office will be known as and will do business as Dewberry | Wilson.read more
Source: Major League Football Inc.
Lakewood Ranch, FL, November 19, 2015 - Major League Football, Inc. (OTCQB: MLFB) ("MLFB", the "League" or the "Company"), a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with STACK Media to bring unique content to football audiences throughout the nation while also developing sponsorship and digital product opportunities for Major League Football.read more
Source: National Sporting Goods Association
Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Famer Joachim Schröder Passes Away at Age 65
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (November 19, 2015) – The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) was informed today that Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame member Joachim Schröder passed away on November 10. Schröder, 65, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.read more
Top Architects, Telcos and IBM Digital Designers to ‘Wire’ Immersive Fan Experience from Home to Venue
November 19, 2015, ARMONK, N.Y. –IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the Sports and Entertainment Global Consortium, which was created to design, build and deliver the ultimate fan experience. IBM also announced the new Sports, Entertainment and Fan Experience consulting practice led by Jim Rushton, who joins IBM after serving as Chief Revenue Officer of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.read more
Colombia-based Bodytech Corporation Unveils a New Era of Indoor Cycling for Its Members
(Bogota, Colombia – November 17, 2015) – Bodytech Corporation, the preeminent full-service health club with 140+ locations spanning across three Latin American countries (Colombia, Peru and Chile), has announced the launch of its first RealRyder® Indoor Cycling Program in Bogota. Known for the “un-stationary” multi-planar movement that allows riders to better simulate outdoor riding mechanics, the RealRyder Bikes are providing Bodytech members with a more premium indoor cycling experience. Members will reap the many biomechanical, metabolic and functional training benefits that cannot be achieved using a conventional (“fixed”) indoor bike. (A video showcasing the program can be viewed here.)read more
Source: Sports Turf Managers Association
Pioneers in Baseball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sporting Grounds Receive Industry’s Highest Honor
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional association for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – today announces its 2015 “Field of the Year Award” winners.
Since 1992, STMA’s Field of the Year Award is presented to members who manage baseball, football, soccer, softball and other sporting grounds at the professional, collegiate, schools (K-12) and parks and recreation level. The 2015 winners are listed below: