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  • Super Bowl Playing Field at Center of Lawsuit

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    A week from today our football-crazed nation will be buzzing over the drama that unfolded on the field during the Super Bowl. Will the weather play a significant factor? Will Peyton Manning be able to thwart the NFL's best defense? We'll soon find out. However, today the Super Bowl drama has nothing to do with the teams on the field, but rather the playing field itself.

  • Incredible Video From the Denver Broncos Parachute Team

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    The "fan experience" is something people who work in sports facilities are always trying to improve. Whether it's wider concourses in a new stadium or different pre-game entertainment, anything to make fans happy is fair game. A big part of the fan experience at Denver Broncos games is their official parachute team, the Thunderstorm.

  • Fire Destroys Much of Minor League Stadium

    by Michael Gaio January 2014

    "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." That comment, said by West Michigan Whitecaps CFO Danny Baxter, is the hope after a fire started in the club level of Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan destroyed much of the stadium.

  • Blog: Stadium Fan Experience vs. Man Cave

    by Andrew Barnard January 2014

    I went to a Denver Broncos football game for the first time this season. Usually, I’m watching from the comfort of my man cave. As many before me have discovered, however, a stadium is the ultimate man cave, though for very different reasons.

  • Interest in Stadium and Arena Sustainability Continues to Grow

    by Paul Steinbach December 2013

    Home of the Portland Trail Blazers, the Moda Center became the first major league sports venue in the United States to achieve LEED gold certification in 2010 (it was called the Rose Garden at the time). But its sustainability record was well established by then.

  • New Projects: Nippert Stadium | Agoura Hills Rec | Almont Park

    by Emily Attwood December 2013

    Breaking Ground

    A renovation and expansion of the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium (above) kicks off this month. The $86 million privately funded project will increase the stadium's capacity from 35,000 to 40,000 and include a new press box, suites and club seats. Renovations to the west concourse will include updates to the concessions stands and restrooms. Heery International, based in Atlanta, is lead architect on the project, which is expected to wrap up in August 2015.

  • Another Worker Dies in World Cup Stadium Construction

    by Michael Gaio December 2013

    A 22-year-old man working on the construction of a soccer stadium in Brazil fell nearly 115 feet and died on Saturday. According to Reuters, Marcleudo de Melo Ferreira was working on a World Cup stadium in Manaus, Brazil when a cable snapped, sending him off the roof of the building. He died hours later in a local hospital.

  • Pauley Pavilion Soffit Serves Acoustic, Aesthetic Purposes

    by Paul Steinbach December 2013

    The redesigned soffit extending from Pauley Pavilion's perimeter wall serves a number of purposes. It masks the catwalks and trusses above it with a hard surface that redirects crowd noise toward the UCLA basketball court, and it provides a fascia for the facility's first-ever ribbon boards.

  • Man Who Fell from 300 Deck in Buffalo Gets Stadium Ban

    by Paul Steinbach November 2013

    A fan who attempted to slide down the side railing of the 300 deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, only to topple backwards and land on a fan in the 200 level, has fallen out of favor with the hometown Bills. As a result of his actions Sunday, the fan has been banned from the stadium.

  • Alabama Succeeds in Keeping Students at Football Game

    by Michael Gaio October 2013

    In Alabama, passion for the mighty Crimson Tide washes over the entire state. Consequently, when head football coach Nick Saban speaks, people listen. So last week, when Saban blasted Bama fans for leaving games early, the university listened.