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  • The AB Extra: April 3

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    We dive into the second edition of The AB Extra with some Final Four coverage, an April Fools Day tweet gone wrong and heroics from two YMCA lifeguards. Today we begin with this heartwarming display of sportsmanship in women’s college basketball.

  • The AB Extra: March 27

    by Laura Godlewski March 2015

    Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to AthleticBusiness.com, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.

  • Arena Concourse Doubles as Resilient Running Track

    by Paul Steinbach March 2015

    There are upsides to top-loaded seating bowls: delineation of access and circulation between public and participants, as well as minimization of vomitories that are expensive to build and eat up valuable seating real estate. Designers at GEC Architecture in Edmonton, Alta., went the extra mile with the 240-meter circuitous concourse surrounding an international ice sheet and 3,000 seats at Winsport Athletic and Ice Complex, Olympic Park — the Calgary home of Hockey Canada.

  • Turf Concerns as Yankee Stadium Preps for Soccer

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    Yankee Stadium is preparing to host its first event of the season this Sunday. No, Opening Day hasn't come early -- instead, New York City FC will play its first home match at the historic park. Fans are excited for this event, which has already sold more than 30,000 tickets, prompting the club to open upper levels of the stadium to fit more people in for the game. 

  • Winnipeg's CFL Stadium's Poor Design Leads to Lawsuit

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern March 2015

    Owners of Investors Group Field, home of the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, are suing the architect and builder of the stadium for faulty design and construction and are seeking money to pay for extensive repairs at the stadium. 

  • Here's How a $985M Rams Stadium Looks — in St. Louis

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    Missouri isn't letting the St. Louis Rams move to Los Angeles without putting up a fight. The state's task force for keeping the NFL franchise unveiled a new set of renderings on Monday for a riverfront stadium with an estimated cost now at $985 million. HOK produced the renderings.

  • Architectural Showcase: A Video Tour

    by AB Staff February 2015

    See how Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase offers unmatched year-round exposure for new and recently renovated athletic, fitness and recreation facilities.

  • Chargers, Raiders Unveil L.A. Stadium Plan

    by Michael Gaio February 2015

    Los Angeles might go from having no NFL teams to two — or even three — if a plan by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers comes to fruition.

  • Nike's LED Court Hosts High School Basketball Games

    by Michael Gaio February 2015

    Nike introduced what it calls "the future of basketball," over the weekend as part of the NBA's All-Star festivities in New York City. In a large tent in Soho, Nike set up a temporary state-of-the-art basketball facility featuring a regulation-size LED basketball court. The court incorporated a fully programmable LED screen to run content and interactive training programs throughout the weekend.

  • This is What Hockey at Levi's Stadium Will Look Like

    by Laura Godlewski, Athletic Business Intern February 2015

    Outdoor hockey in California may not seem like a natural fit, but that's exactly what will take place next Saturday. The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will head outdoors and take the ice at Levi’s Stadium for the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. The league released a rendering on Thursday of what the stadium and rink will look like come game time. Design elements are aimed at paying tribute to the extensive topography of northern California.