• Video: 2014 Facilities of Merit Preview

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    The Architectural Showcase is always one of the highlights of the year here at Athletic Business. We invite architects, builders, consultants and facility owners to submit their best work from the previous three years. The difficult part is choosing just 10 of these outstanding facilities to earn the honor of being recognized as our Facilities of Merit.

  • Town Considers Private Help for Public Golf Courses

    by Jay Rey; News Staff Reporter August 2014

    The Town of Amherst is once again considering privatizing its three public golf courses in hopes of cutting costs and stemming mounting losses.

  • University Debuts Parking Garage Rooftop Sports Field

    by Debbie Kelley August 2014

    UCCS, the local campus of the University of Colorado system, officially opened the Alpine Parking Garage and Recreational Field on Monday near the intersection of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Stanton Road.

  • Clean-Up of Contaminated Soccer Soil Could Top $1M

    by Mark Ferenchik, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH August 2014

    Columbus officials will consider four options to clean up a section of a Near East Side park that was ordered closed after it was discovered that youth soccer teams were allowed to play there despite high levels of arsenic and other contaminants.

  • Board Taking $200K Risk on Landfill Cross Country Course

    by James Fuller August 2014

    A Kane County Board committee signed off on $200,000 worth of engineering for the proposed cross country facility at the old Settler's Hill landfill Wednesday while hoping they won't be double-crossed by a financial feasibility study.

  • Buffalo-Shaped Pool Draws Variety of Colorado Students

    by Paul Steinbach August 2014

    A small component of the University of Colorado Boulder Student Recreation Center's 300,000-square-foot renovation and expansion produced some fairly substantial debate.

  • Complaint Leads to Accessbility Upgrades at Ballfields

    by John Ramsey, Richmond Times Dispatch August 2014

    Tami Loving was still recovering from back surgery when she arrived at Meadowbrook High School five years ago to see her son start his first game as a pitcher. She struggled to get her wheelchair over the curb in the parking lot, then rolled slowly toward the baseball field before realizing the gate was only wide enough to walk through. "I had to embarrassingly call my ex-husband who was in the stands and have him and another gentleman pick me up and fold the wheelchair up to get me through the gate," Loving recalled.

  • After Toddler Drowning, City Opts for Shrubs, Not Fence

    by Jose Patino Girona, Tribune staff August 2014

    One year ago, 2-year-old Armani Pierce was found by a Tampa police dive team in about six feet of water off an algae-covered bank on the Hillsborough River at Temple Crest Park. The family was at the park for football practice for his brother and cheerleading practice for his sister. The toddler drowned after slipping from his mother's sight.

  • League's P.A. Request Puts Park Noise Rules to Review

    by Steve Zalusky August 2014

    The village's planning and zoning commission will be considering a request by the Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading Association for use of the public address system at Emmerich Park on Sunday mornings.

  • New Park Near Vikings Stadium in Jeopardy

    by Andrew Brandt August 2014

    Plans for "The Yard," an open public park that would sit adjacent to the Vikings' new $1 billion dollar stadium, are in peril.