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  • $150M Referendum for Athletic Complex Heads to Vote

    by Erin Adler May 2016

    On May 24, the Prior Lake-Savage school district will ask voters to approve a $150 million referendum question — the largest tax request in district history — to accommodate the district's growing enrollment. Passing the proposal would approve a $129 million bond for a new elementary school and alternative learning center; additions to every school, including 89 new classrooms; and a $15 million athletic complex including six gyms. A technology levy, at $2.125 million annually over 10 years, would maintain and expand the district's devices, software, hardware and security systems, freeing up operating budget money to run the schools.

  • Officials Approve $18.5M UT-Chattanooga Facility

    by Andy Sher May 2016

    State officials have given UTC the go-ahead to begin pre-planning an $18.5 million football/athletic training facility. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga project breezed through the five-member State Building Commission last week on a unanimous vote with little comment.

  • New Projects: Green Bay YMCA | SMU Aquatics Center | Garth Pleasant Arena

    by Emily Attwood May 2016

    This article appeared in the May 2016 issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Renovations Underway at Husson University Sports Complex

    by Larry Mahoney May 2016

    Husson University's Winkin Sports Complex in Bangor has started its renovation. Work began this week to replace the 14-year-old FieldTurf surface with new FieldTurf. The completion date is early July.

  • Inside the First Universal Design-Certified Facility

    by Laura Godlewski May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Acoustic Considerations When Designing Rec Centers

    by Stephen Springs May 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Tennessee Mayor Calls for $6M Youth Center

    by Paul Leach May 2016

    Mayor Andy Berke wants a bigger and better Youth and Family Development center for Avondale. On Thursday, Berke shared details with a gathering of residents and officials at the center, stating he was willing to put $6 million toward building a brand-new facility that would double the square footage of the current site. The current center at the corner of Wilcox Boulevard and Dodson Avenue was built in 1949, and its last major renovation was in 2002. "We're more focused than ever before on making sure that young people in our communities succeed and that learning is a huge part of their lives," Berke said. "We are investing in Avondale because we believe in Avondale."

  • Sports Academy Offers County 'Disneyland for Athletes'

    by Loren Ledin May 2016

    The massive facility that covers six acres in a Thousand Oaks industrial park is aiming to supply athletes with, well, everything.

  • Board Approves Sports Complex, Baseball Fields

    by Debbie Truong April 2016

    Plans for a 27.5-acre sports park that will include several ball fields and a two-story indoor complex received approval in Hanover County on Wednesday. The county's Board of Supervisors unanimously granted the permit needed for the sprawling venue called RVA Sports Park that would be located on the western side of Lakeridge Parkway near Marvin Lane. The venue, which will host regional tournaments and league games, is expected to attract 400,000 annual visits, according to the project's developers.

  • Community Rallies for Sports Complex Groundbreaking

    by Leann Eckroth April 2016

    With a "build it they will come" enthusiasm, Mandan broke ground at noon Wednesday for a new sports complex on a "Field of Dreams" south of the Tesoro plant and north of Interstate 94. Warm spring temperatures welcomed community members to the ceremony that kicks off construction scheduled to begin next week for a combined two-rink hockey arena, gymnastics building and new track and football field. Attending were park officials, members of the business community, the public, athletic groups and other stakeholders. Ceremony participants found that towering trees on the edge of the parcel blocked the view of the industrial fuel plant. The large field will hold one of the largest building projects and recreation sites Mandan has seen in decades.