• Clay Track Damaged by Rain, High School Moves Meets

    by JEREMY BALAN, Staff Writer April 2014

    Contreras Learning Complex, a high school in downtown Los Angeles, has moved all of its home track and field meets off campus this season because of a small sinkhole on the north end of its clay track.

  • Field Vandalism Causes Delays for Youth Soccer

    by Ebony Walmsley April 2014

    Repairing the field has forced players to hold practices at other fields around town, causing overcrowding at various locations.

  • Six Events that Forever Altered Athletic Venue Security

    by Nick Daniels April 2014

    With Tuesday marking the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Athletic Business looks back at how the sports world has changed over the past few decades in response to new security threats.

  • Successful Project Design Borne of Strong Relationships

    by Ralph Agostinelli April 2014

    School and sports administrators embarking on their first-ever capital project are sometimes surprised to learn how much architecture firms resemble other types of corporations. From the moment the architect steps in front of the building committee, making a pitch while brandishing renderings in watercolor, the image is of the architect as artist, driving this misreading of design firms.

  • Town May Cover Half of High School's $800K Turf Costs

    by Bill DiPaolo, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer April 2014

    Artificial turf at the town's high school could move a step closer to approval Wednesday if the Palm Beach County School Board approves an agreement to go forward with the $800,000 project.

  • School Debuts $800K Synthetic Softball/Soccer Field


    There's no place like home. And for the Pojoaque Valley High School softball team, home is right where it's supposed to be: on campus where students can stroll over after classes and root on the Elkettes against all comers. Pojoaque Valley christened its new $800,000 field this week in short but emphatic style, beating visiting Taos 17-2 in three innings.

  • Planned $14M Diamond Complex Boosts Tourney Capacity

    by Evansville Courier & Press. Megan Erbacher,, 812-464-7501 April 2014

    For Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, seeing a large pile of dirt with a line of shovels, typically gold-painted, positioned behind it is exciting. Winnecke said most people in public office would probably agree with him because they usually indicate a groundbreaking for a new construction project. That was the case Tuesday afternoon as the mayor, with other city, county and state elected officials, spoke at a groundbreaking for an Evansville sports complex on North Green River Road, adjacent to the Goebel Soccer Complex.

  • Booster Parents' Snow Removal Preps Baseball Diamond

    by George M. Wilcox. @geomwilcox April 2014

    A dedicated group of Hinsdale Central parents provided a major assist in getting the baseball team on the field for its first five games of the season.

  • City Council Keeps 'Penny for Parks' Option Alive

    by Ray Gronberg; 919-419-6648 April 2014

    Advocates of the so-called "penny for parks" proposal for raising money to improve the standard of maintenance of Durham's parks succeeded this week in keeping it alive for the City Council's upcoming budget debate. Mayor Bill Bell acquiesced to the idea of discussing the earmark in next month's budget talks, after Councilman Steve Schewel conceded that none of his colleagues are inclined for now to spend it on new construction.

  • Parks Improvement Plan Scaled Down from $35M to $19M

    by Yolanda Jones 901-333-2014 April 2014

    Baseball stadium-seating at Snowden Grove Park, outdoor tennis courts, and indoor batting cages at Greenbrook Park are some of the park improvement projects Southaven plans to tackle in the next three years.