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  • NFL's Super Bowl Hosting Demands Lengthy, Expensive

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    If your city wants to host the Super Bowl, it better prepare to bend over backward for the NFL. The league has plenty of demands, 153 pages of them to be exact, and they're not all exactly easy to meet.

  • AC Failure a Major Storyline in Game 1 of NBA Finals

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    The San Antonio Spurs handled the heat, then went on to handle the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night.

  • Fan 'Alert' After Falling Into Bullpen at Miller Park

    by Michael Gaio June 2014

    A Milwaukee Brewers fan was hospitalized Tuesday night after falling about 20 feet into the bullpen at Miller Park.

  • Athletic Business Architectural Showcase 2014 Map

    by AB Staff June 2014

    View 2014 AB showcase locations in a full screen map

    This year marks the 27th year of Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase and 29th Facility of Merit awards program. The University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium graced the cover of the first "Showcase on Architecture" as it was initially called, one of 45 facilities to be highlighted in the June 1988 issue.

    Not surprisingly, facilities have gotten bigger and more expensive since our first Showcase — there is a more than $100 million difference between the most expensive project this year and its counterpart in 1988 — but there's still room for smaller projects. College projects continue to dominate the market, though preferences have changed — a campus-rec standard today, climbing walls were all but nonexistent in facilities of the '80s.

  • The Keys to a Smooth Construction Approval Process

    by Ralph Agostinelli May 2014

    A gymnasium is a big building. If you're constructing a gym in or next to a residential area, you need to make sure it fits into the fabric of the neighborhood.

  • 11 Facts About Minnesota and Its Super Bowl Stadium

    by Michael Gaio May 2014

    The NFL announced Tuesday that Minnesota won its bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl. Minnesota beat out New Orleans and Indianapolis, cities that were also vying to host the big game. Although it is more than four years away, here are 11 things you should know about the Super Bowl's future host.

  • NFL Teams Put Greater Emphasis on Green Stadiums

    by Michael Gaio May 2014

    Once upon a time, a professional football stadium was a place to take in a sporting event. Not anymore. Today's stadiums must be a multi-purpose entertainment palaces complete with luxury suites, club seats, loge boxes, VIP levels and more food and beverage options than a Manhattan city block. A stadium must be, as the Minnesota Vikings' website says, "an epicenter of excitement, opportunity and pride."

  • Eighth Worker Dies in World Cup Stadium Construction

    by Michael Gaio May 2014

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: another worker has died in the construction of a World Cup stadium in Brazil. This marks death number eight in the construction process as the country hurriedly tries to get things in order for next month's World Cup.

  • U. of Oklahoma Plans Major Football Stadium Expansion

    by Michael Gaio May 2014

    The facilities arms race in college football just keeps getting turned up. The University of Oklahoma is the latest school planning to announce massive expansion plans to its current football stadium.

  • IOC Official Blasts Rio Olympic Preparations

    by Michael Gaio April 2014

    Rio de Janeiro is set to host the 2016 Olympic Games, but according to the vice president of the International Olympic Committee, preparations for those games are severely off track.