• West Palm Adds Park to Spring Training Complex Plans

    by Joe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer May 2015

    City recreation officials Thursday will unveil a conceptual plan for the 12-acre public park that would be built at the southwest corner of the new Major League Baseball spring training site.

  • High School Infield Tree-Planting Prank Goes National

    by Staff report May 2015

    The tree at Franklin High School's baseball field was first noticed when players arrived for a doubleheader Saturday morning. The city paid to remove the tree and repair the section of the field.

  • FIFA Passed on Scotts $6M World Cup Grass Offer

    by Laken Litman, USA TODAY Sports May 2015

    One of the biggest story lines leading up to this summer's Women's World Cup in Canada is that every game will be played on synthetic turf rather than grass.

  • The AB Extra: May 8

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This edition of The AB Extra includes the story of an 80-year-old who finally atoned for missing a high school gym class, a proposed underwater tennis court in Dubai and the bizarre story of a man getting stuck in a park basketball hoop. Enjoy.

  • Two Boys Hospitalized After Tree Collapse at Park

    by Emily Attwood May 2015

    Two young boys in Chelsea, Mass., were hospitalized Monday night after a tree collapsed onto the playground where they had been playing.

  • Grassroots Campaign Raises $50k for Soccer Field

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) May 2015

    The Campaign for Leib Field was begun in June 2014 by a group of former University of Maine at Farmington players and community participants to honor the coach for his profound impact on the game, lovers of the sport and players of all ages.

  • Underused Ballfield to Be Converted into Multipurpose Field

    by Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) May 2015

    Recreation programs in Mechanic Falls, Minot and Poland have historically relied on facilities at Poland Regional High School for games, but getting playing time has become increasingly difficult.

  • Minneapolis Plans for Park That's Not Commonplace

    by Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) May 2015

    Three types of users are anticipated: workers seeking respite from the daily grind; nearby residents looking for recreation, and visitors attending Vikings games, festivals or other special events.

  • The AB Extra: May 1

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week features news on a selfie-stick ban at Wimbledon, a stationary bike that will let you wash your clothes as your ride, and an 89 year-old Kansas University alumni and former football player who scored a touchdown in their spring football game. 

  • Demolition of Skate Park Stayed Until End of Summer

    by Eric Russell, Staff Writer May 2015

    The city of Portland, after hearing from numerous residents, has decided to postpone demolishing a skate park on Peaks Island that was built three years ago without permits and in violation of a conservation easement.