RECENT ARTICLES
  • Falcons Release Designs for Executive Suites

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    The Atlanta Falcons are currently building a $1 billion new stadium.

  • Tracking Facility Investment in Collegiate Athletics

    by Paul Steinbach November 2014

    Noting that Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reports and other research often fail to address issues of facility use and the fan experience, stadium and venue design firm AECOM, in collaboration with Ohio University's Center for Sports Administration, released in August results of the inaugural Trends in Collegiate Athletics survey.

  • Proposed D.C. United MLS Stadium Most Expensive Ever

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    Compared to the $1.2 billion shelled out for the San Francisco 49ers new Levi's Stadium, $286.7 million may seem like a drop in a bucket.

  • Glass Brightens Prep Hockey Rink, Broadens Functionality

    by Paul Steinbach November 2014

    Advances in glass, and awareness of how best to apply them, have brought daylighting into more common use in ice rinks, making these spaces much more pleasant, bright and airy than the concrete-block and metal-paneled refrigerators of old.

  • Flood-Ruined Pauley Pavilion Court Restored

    by Emily Attwood October 2014

    When there are nine inches of water on your hardwood court, who do you call first?

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014: A water main burst under Sunset Boulevard, near the University of California-Los Angeles, spewing an estimated 20 million gallons of water across the campus and flooding numerous buildings, including Pauley Pavilion, the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, J.D. Morgan Center and John Wooden Center. Emergency response was immediate, though it took city workers several hours to contain the leak.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Unveil NBA's Largest Scoreboard

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    A big off-season for the Cleveland Cavaliers just got even bigger. The team signed LeBron James, traded the past two number-one overall picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, unveiled a new court design and now has announced it has the largest center-hung HD scoreboard of any arena in the country.

  • English Soccer Club Using Marijuana Lamps to Grow Grass

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    Growing pristine grass in a soccer stadium in Northern England can be a difficult task this time of year. So Rochdale AFC, a soccer club in England's third division, has turned to an unusual solution.

  • 2014 Facilities of Merit: Crisler Center Renovation & Addition

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Crisler Center Renovation & Addition | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Constructed in 1967, the University of Michigan’s Crisler Arena debuted upgrades in 2013 that impressed judges with their transformative effect. The like-new arena now has wider, brighter concourses to facilitate fan movement, modern fan seating options and amenities and state-of-the-art infrastructure for optimal building function.

  • In Facility Design, Changing Course Needn't Be a Crisis

    by David Rose, Guest Contributor October 2014

    Perhaps you’re in the enviable position of having hired an architect, who recommended an owner’s representative, who in turn handled the hiring of a general contractor, and the four of you have planned and are constructing a great new building. Or, perhaps not. Maybe you hired an architect, fired that architect, and have since had to assemble and reassemble your planning team, player by player, at different times — and will still end up with a great new building.

  • Coming Monday: 2014 Facilities of Merit Winners

    by AB Editors October 2014

    For two weeks beginning Monday, the 10 winners of the 2014 Facilities of Merit awards will be announced on AthleticBusiness.com.