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  • UNC Apologizes for Damage to Duke Football Facilities

    by Steve Wiseman, swiseman@heraldsun.com November 2014

    Celebrating a 25-point win over arch rival Duke will cost North Carolina around $25,000 to clean up the damage at its rival's football facilities.

  • Series of Locker Room Thefts Hit NY Area LA Fitness Clubs

    by Lou Michel; News Staff Reporter November 2014

    The thefts have prompted police to warn gym members to avoid taking valuables with them to the facilities.

  • Colorado College History Honored in $135K Locker Reno

    by Joe Paisley, By JOE PAISLEY The Gazette - October 2014

    The renovated Colorado College hockey locker room looks new but coach Mike Haviland made a point of making sure the program's history is recognized.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Guarding Athletic Locker Rooms Against MRSA

    by Dawn Shoemaker January 2014

    While there have been reports of outbreaks of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in hospitals and medical facilities for decades, those who contracted the disease were often older people or people with significantly weakened immune systems, leaving many athletic facility operators with their own false sense of immunity. However, the affliction of three otherwise healthy players for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past fall, as well as five cases, including two student-athletes, reported in the Northville (Mich.) Public School District have shaken that mindset and have many athletic facility operators reevaluating their cleaning procedures.

  • Locker Room Design Goes Vertical at Oregon, Michigan

    by Paul Steinbach July 2012

    Glen E. "Bo" Schembechler Hall houses the University of Michigan's football offices, a Michigan football museum and team locker rooms. Until a recent renovation, it also reflected a desire of the late coaching legend whose name graces the facility (opened in 1990) to begin building class unity among incoming freshmen by having them dress in their own space - separated from the rest of the varsity by the locker room's wet areas.

  • Efficient Locker Room Design Maximizes Use of Small Spaces

    by Emily Attwood December 2011

    From high-tech lock technology to plush lounge areas, whirlpools, Internet access and private showers and dressing areas, it's easy to sink a significant amount of money into creating the ultimate locker room.

  • Proper Management of Saunas and Steam Rooms

    by Emily Attwood August 2011

    In Europe, saunas and steam rooms are commonplace. In Finland especially, where the traditional sauna has its roots, saunas are simply a part of life.