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  • Tips to Keep Saunas and Steam Rooms Appealing

    by Emily Attwood March 2015

    It’s a story all too familiar to many fitness facility operators: a new facility or renovation opens, boasting a new sauna or steam room that will be the facility’s crowning jewel and attract myriad new members. Months later, though, it’s fallen into disuse (or worse yet, a failure of the steam room enclosure renders it useless) and sits as an empty waste of space.

  • 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.

  • Inside the Modern Team Locker Room

    by Paul Steinbach February 2015

    Awesome.

    It's an overused word, particularly among Millennials and Dick Vitale. But it has its moments, like when visitors first enter the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex at the University of Oregon.

    "It's awe, really, when people walk in," senior associate athletic director for marketing and public relations Craig Pintens says of the typical reaction, having personally guided close to a hundred tours of the 140,000-square-foot football facility. "It exceeds expectations every time."

  • Seven Tips for Keeping Athletic Storage Rooms in Order

    by Denny Hammack, Guest Contributor January 2015

    Whether it’s a rec center, arena or field house, when you run an athletic program, it’s important that all of your equipment and important information be organized and easy to access. When properly managed, the athletic storage room can be one of the most useful, specialized storage areas in your facility. It can increase security, space, productivity and convenience.

  • NHL Teams Nix Public Appearances Amid Mumps Scare

    by Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sports December 2014

    At least five teams had changed plans as of Tuesday evening, including the New York Islanders, who delayed today's annual holiday hospital visit as a precautionary measure.

  • Penguins' Crosby Contracts Mumps Despite Vaccination

    by Kevin Allen, @ByKevinAllen, USA TODAY Sports December 2014

    Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is the latest NHL player to come down with mumps, even though he seemed to be a low-risk candidate to contract the disease.

  • NHL Fighting Mumps Outbreak

    by Kevin Allen, @ByKevinAllen, USA TODAY Sports December 2014

    When Anaheim Ducks players initially heard mumps might be in their dressing room, the news seemed more like a source for comedy than for concern.

  • GearBoss Storage System Saves Space at San Diego High School (Sponsored)

    by Wenger Corporation December 2014

    Case Study

  • Sharing Can Optimize Team Locker Room Space

    by Jack D. Patton August 2014

    The rise of dedicated competition and practice facilities for individual Division I and II intercollegiate sports has made the design of team locker rooms more straightforward. Not simple, as there are many ways to design a single-sport team locker room even when the designer knows both the precise number of athletes in the space and exactly how they will use it. But single-sport locker rooms are certainly less complex than designing ones for multiple sports, teams and occupants that inhabit the same venue, which complicates planning and normally necessitates boosting considerably the amount of space devoted to team locker rooms.

  • Keeping College Athletic Laundry Operations Running Smoothly

    by Emily Attwood June 2014

    Penn State University has eight of them. The University of Alabama has nine. The University of Wisconsin recently renovated its largest, and the University of Michigan breaks ground on a new facility this summer.