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  • Concrete Panel Falls from Stadium

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Contractors working on Wheeling Island Stadium in West Virginia were attempting to pull down a concrete panel for examination on Monday when a second panel collapsed to the ground unexpectedly.

  • Lexington Baseball Stadium Hosts Sunrise Service

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Lexington County Baseball Stadium got an early start on Sunday, playing host to an atypical crowd. Calvary Church Lexington employed the venue for their Easter Sunrise Service, bringing hundreds of people into the stands.

  • Field Supplier Fixes Faulty Fields with Glue

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Synthetic surfaces company FieldTurf is undergoing an extensive re-application process for turf purchased by San Diego County Schools which have begun to degrade, affecting the appearance of the fields.

  • An Overview of Advancements in Synthetic Turf

    by AB Staff April 2017

    The turf revolution started at the Houston Astrodome in 1966 with Major League Baseball's first synthetic turf field. The original AstroTurf — developed when glare reduction became more important than the ability to grow natural grass within the dome — did for the athletics industry what the original Apple I did for the computer industry, and it's now just as outdated as an original Apple I.

  • Renovations Push UC Basketball Games to HS Gym

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Ongoing renovations at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena have displaced the school’s basketball teams, forcing the Bearcats to hold court in various other local venues.

  • Organized Sports Snapshots from 1977

    by Paul Steinbach April 2017

    While pondering the 40-year history of Athletic Business magazine, it became increasingly clear just how much times have changed for organized sports. Consider the following:

  • St. Louis Voters Shoot Down MLS Stadium Financing

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Voters in St. Louis shot down a ballot measure that would’ve provided public money to help finance a Major League Soccer stadium on Tuesday.

  • Turning High School Video Boards into a Revenue Stream (Sponsored)

    by Jerry Sikkink, Daktronics Sports Marketing Manager April 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Daktronics. What is sponsored content?

    Video scoring systems are taking the nation by storm, and more and more high schools want to be a part of it. While this technology can seem like a big investment, many schools have installed an integrated audio and video system without paying out of pocket.

  • Florida House Bill Bars Stadiums from Public Land

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    In an effort by Florida House leaders to limit public assistance to private companies, HB 77 was passed 82-33 in a vote Thursday. The proposed bill disallows sports franchises from building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land.

  • LSU Looks to Open Beer Garden at Tiger Stadium

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    LSU is working on plans to bring beer sales to football games for the 2017 season, though nothing is official just yet.