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  • The AB Extra: May 8

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This edition of The AB Extra includes the story of an 80-year-old who finally atoned for missing a high school gym class, a proposed underwater tennis court in Dubai and the bizarre story of a man getting stuck in a park basketball hoop. Enjoy.

  • The AB Extra: May 1

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week features news on a selfie-stick ban at Wimbledon, a stationary bike that will let you wash your clothes as your ride, and an 89 year-old Kansas University alumni and former football player who scored a touchdown in their spring football game. 

  • The AB Extra: April 24

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    Our weekly recap of news and notes from around the athletic, fitness and recreation industries. This week we've got news on a fantasy-focus in NFL venues, a hot-dog drama in Kansas City, an update on the NBA's inroads in Africa, and plans that would allow you to live at a minor league ballpark.

  • San Francisco Nears Smokeless Tobacco Ban at City Fields, Including Giants' AT&T Park

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    San Francisco officials are on the verge of spitting out a rule that would ban smokeless tobacco from ball fields throughout the city, including the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park.

  • Carson City Council Approves $1.7B NFL Stadium

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    The Los Angeles area is doing everything it can to lure an NFL team (or three) back to the country’s second-largest media market. On Tuesday, the area took another step toward that goal as Carson City Council approved a new football stadium in a 3-0 vote.

  • Video: Fan Behind Plate at PNC Park Injured by Foul Tip

    by Michael Gaio April 2015

    Monday’s Cubs-Pirates game was delayed 23 minutes after a scary incident in the second inning. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro fouled off a 90-mile-per-hour pitch from Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett and the ball hit a woman standing behind home plate.

  • Displaced Texas A&M Bats Seeking New Home

    by Emily Attwood April 2015

    The recreation center natatorium at Texas A&M University has been closed since April 6 while crews work to remove hundreds of migratory bats that have taken up residence after being displaced by renovations at Kyle Field. 

  • The AB Extra: April 17

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    The April 17th edition of The AB Extra, the inspiring, quirky or downright weird stories you may have missed this week.

  • Reds Add Nursing Suite at Great American Ballpark

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    During the offseason, the Cincinnati Reds made an addition to their stadium, the Great American Ballpark, that they hope will be a hit with moms who attend the game with their babies. 

    After Reds executive Phil Castellini heard that many moms watching games at the stadium asked for a quiet and private place to feed and take care of their babies at the park, the team partnered with Pampers and local homebuilder Fischer Homes to create a suite that fit their needs. 

  • The AB Extra: April 10

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    This week's AB Extra includes updates on two prominent professional stadiums, a warning for anyone thinking of attending The Masters and a new potential programming idea for your facility. But we begin with a new youth football league aimed at fixing the "broken" culture in sports. New to The Extra? Here's last week's edition.