• After Membership Spike, YMCA Adds Program Space

    by Susan Orr December 2015

    When the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana lowered its prices late last year, it did so with the hope of increasing its membership numbers. That strategy proved to be so successful, the YMCA says, that it’s planning to expand its East Side Evansville facility. The organization will add 5,500 square feet of space to its Dunigan Family YMCA. Work should start next month and the project should be done in June, said the YMCA’s chief operating officer, Jennifer Brown.

  • Tennis Enthusiasts Buy Facility, Expand Youth Programs

    by Portland Press Herald December 2015

    A group of tennis enthusiasts has purchased The Racket and Fitness Center on Congress Street in Portland. The facility, one of the largest racket sports facilities north of Boston, is now owned by several local families who have been active in the local tennis community, according to a news release from one of the owners.

  • Nonprofit Aims to Raise $25M for Youth Sports Center

    by Jeff Gammage December 2015

    For decades the city's Logan section has been known for one thing: sinking houses, a slow-motion disaster that cost millions of dollars and forced hundreds of families to abandon their homes. Now the neighborhood may become notable for something else: basketball. On Thursday, officials will announce that a new nonprofit group, Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB), hopes to raise $25 million to build a sports and education complex on part of a forsaken piece of property known as the Logan Triangle.

  • Company Denies Responsibility for Leaky Roofs

    by Elaina Sauber December 2015

    An Ohio company denies that it mishandled roofing jobs at two Charleston community centers. Ohio Valley Spray Foam Inc., of Marietta, denied city claims that it's responsible for water damage at the North Charleston and Martin Luther King, Jr. community centers. The company installed spray-foam roofing at the two centers in 2006 and 2007. Both contracts required a 15-year warranty.

  • 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.