• Board Approves Holy Cross Athletic Complex Expansion

    by Nick Kotsopoulos November 2015

    The College of the Holy Cross has received a green light from the Planning Board to go ahead with plans to renovate and expand the Hart Center, the college’s 40-year-old indoor athletic and recreation center. The board last week unanimously approved the plans for the $71.5 million project, which call for renovating part of the existing facility and more than doubling its current size through an expansion.

  • Community Considers Plans for Indoor Track Facility

    by John Conceison November 2015

    As Worcester plods through the planning stages of redevelopment, we’re hearing the echoes of the dreams: “Build it, they will come.” The proverbial cornfield may well be the former Wyman-Gordon property for sale at 105-115 Madison St., or maybe some other plot of land in the city. A baseball stadium, an ice hockey complex ... How about a state-of-the-art indoor track facility? For the decades that followed the demise of top-flight indoor track meets at the old Boston Garden, coaches and enthusiasts in Eastern Mass. promoted the idea of such a facility, with Boston Globe high school sports editor Larry Ames carrying the torch, when few would listen.

  • New Projects: Mizzou Softball Stadium | Niagara Community Center | Memphis Basketball

    by Emily Attwood November 2015

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Missouri has begun construction on a $16 million softball stadium (pictured).

  • School District Turns to Park District to Help Manage Rec Center

    by James Fuller November 2015

    The "Who We Are" section of the Norris Recreation Center's website was blank Monday night. St. Charles school officials are hopeful a pending agreement to bring in new management will solve the identity crisis.

  • Proposed Sports Complex Faces Community Opposition

    by Jessica Parks November 2015

    A revived plan to replace the Westover Country Club with a massive private sports complex drew residents' opposition Monday but got a thumbs-up from the West Norriton Township Planning Commission.

  • Mall Owners Propose Giant Indoor Sports Complex

    by Thomas J. Prohaska November 2015

    A giant indoor sports complex under an inflatable dome is being proposed by the owners of the Summit, a largely vacant shopping mall on Williams Road in Wheatfield.

  • Sports Complex Seeks to Create Community Atmosphere

    by Lauren Rohr November 2015

    Corey Kelly envisions Lifezone 360 in West Dundee as much more than a sports complex. Yes, it has space for practices, events and tournaments. Plus, there's the potential to draw thousands of people for such regional events as gymnastics, karate, soccer and lacrosse, said Kelly, part owner and construction manager. But unlike other sports complexes, he said, Lifezone 360 will also serve as a daily gym, a training space, a restaurant and a gathering place for families and community members.

  • Ideas for Park Playground and Rec Center Come Together

    by Andres David Lopez November 2015

    During the September meeting of the town Recreation Advisory Commission, a resident presented a plan to raise money for a new playground at the Palm Beach Recreation Center. At an October meeting, the commission heard about a needs assessment and master plan for the recreation center and Seaview Park as a whole.

  • Rec Center Roof to Be Fixed After Settlement Reached

    by Michael Eads November 2015

    The city of Anderson is going to fix the Recreation Center’s leaky roof. City Council members voted Monday night to approve a $175,000 settlement with Triangle Construction, the general contractor that built the center for $5.2 million in 2006. Two gym floors at the North Murray Avenue center were ruined by water in 2012, due to what was later determined to be drainage and design flaws in the building.

  • Community Residents Lobby for Rec Center

    by Katelyn Ferral October 2015

    McCandless residents are lobbying for a community center, saying their township is failing to offer them the same recreational opportunities as neighboring municipalities.