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  • Progress Slows on Proposed Sprawling Sports Complex

    by Katlyn Smith ksmith@dailyherald.com June 2014

    You live in Hanover Park, but you identify more closely with the bedroom community's neighbors. That's the dynamic that's troubling village officials in their new strategic plan, a blueprint for the next three years.

  • City Votes to Buy 30 Acres for Rec and Athletic Complex

    by Tim Eberly June 2014

    The City Council voted Tuesday to buy a 30-acre site on Portsmouth Boulevard for a multipurpose recreation and athletic complex.

  • School District to Resurface Pair of 'Unsafe' Tracks

    by Joseph Popiolkowski; News Staff Reporter June 2014

    The running track surfaces at Adams and Crosby fields in the Town of Tonawanda - deemed nearly "unsafe" by Ken-Ton School District officials - will be repaired and resurfaced this summer.

  • Question of Enforcement Stalls Minneapolis Parks Smoking Ban

    by ALEJANDRA MATOS; STAFF WRITER June 2014

    The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board was looking to follow a national trend when Commissioners John Erwin and Jon Olson proposed a ban on smoking, including electronic cigarettes, in all city parks by the end of the summer.

  • $8.75M Expansion Would Create Regional Soccer Facility

    by Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star June 2014

    Pima County is on the verge of buying 167 acres of land near the Kino Sports Complex, with the intention of expanding it to create a large-scale regional soccer facility.

  • Leashed Dogs to Get One-Year Trial in Four City Parks

    by Alexandra Seltzer Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014

    Dog lovers can rejoice. Man's best friend is now welcome -- as long as the dog is on a leash -- at four city parks. The City Commission on Tuesday night unanimously approved amending the ordinance that prohibited dogs from the parks, but not without some concern from both the commission and the public.

  • 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.

  • Blog: Six Facilities That Left Me Floored

    by Michael Gaio May 2014

    When I was invited by Regupol America to tour several athletic and fitness facilities earlier this month, I had no idea what I was in for. Working for AB, we know how important the right kind of flooring is — it impacts everything from acoustics and aesthetics to cost and usability — but it takes getting out of the office and seeing the details up close to really understand how flooring can make an impact.

  • LED Tech Poised to Revolutionize Outdoor Sports Lighting

    by Paul Steinbach May 2014

    As the idiom suggests, the difference between night and day is dramatic — particularly when viewed from a literal illumination standpoint. High noon on a sunny day will introduce 8,000 foot-candles of light to the earth. By comparison, a moonlit night — one bright enough to read a newspaper by — produces three one-hundredths of one foot-candle. Thus, turning night into something resembling day for sports participants, fans and live television audiences is not a task to be taken lightly.

  • Six Events that Forever Altered Athletic Venue Security

    by 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.