RECENT ARTICLES
  • Lawmakers React to Investigation into Turf Company

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    An in-depth investigation conducted by New Jersey Advance Media has put FieldTurf, the nation’s leading supplier of synthetic turf, into the hot spot and sparked calls for legal action and further investigation from New Jersey lawmakers. The investigation alleges the company knowingly sold defective turf and attempted to cover up issues related to field failures.

  • Synthetic Turf Groups Adopt New Safety Standard

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    Recently, concerns about the safety of recycled rubber as a material for synthetic turf infill have raised questions about the future of the industry. Despite the fact that there’s been no evidence to suggest the material can be hazardous to athletes, the concerns remain.

  • Poorly Drawn Penalty Box Delays MLS Playoff Game

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    A playoff game between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC was delayed on Tuesday after officials found an error on the field.

  • Mobile Seating Offers Functional, Economic Benefits

    by Paul Steinbach November 2016

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

  • City Funds App to Combat Childhood Obesity

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    O’Brien Park in Parker, Colo., has become the test site for a new system of tracking technology designed to encourage a healthier lifestyle in Colorado youth, more than 14% of whom were found to be overweight or obese in a study by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in 2014. The city of Parker is working in conjunction with Innovation Pavilion and Under Amour to fund the new project called 21st Century Parks.

  • Atlanta Opens Miniature Soccer Pitch in Transit System

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The MARTA transit system in Atlanta, Ga., has found a unique way to make youth soccer more available to widespread urban residents.

    MARTA has partnered with Soccer in the Streets and Atlanta United to build the world’s first soccer pitch inside the boundaries of a major urban transit system. Located at MARTA’s Five Points station in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the new field will sit right at the hub of Atlanta urban transit, making it convenient and accessible for all Atlanta residents.

  • Moving Toward a More-Sustainable Synthetic Turf

    by Thomas P. Shay October 2016

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

  • Why Are More Communities Investing in Outdoor Fitness?

    by Emily Attwood August 2016

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

  • Rainouts Prompt Call to Reevaluate Field Standards

    by Emily Attwood July 2016

    The Calgary Minor Soccer Association has had to cancel or reschedule hundreds of games this summer due to fields rendered unusable by heavy July rains. The association is asking the community for help finding locations to play, and asking the city to take a hard look at its construction standards.

  • Legal Challenge Offers Lessons in Parking Lot Siting

    by John Wolohan July 2016

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