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  • 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.

  • Wisconsin's Football Stadium Features Rooftop Terrace

    by Paul Steinbach October 2013

    Many college football stadiums have been renovated to include enclosed club seats and suites, and the University of Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium is no different, with just such an upgrade completed in 2005.

  • LED Lighting Finding a Home in Major Sports Arenas

    by Paul Steinbach October 2013

    The most impressive stats shared with fans visiting War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, N.Y., on any given night last season weren't displayed on the scoreboard, but rather on a monitor just inside the turnstiles.

  • Another Worker Dies Building New 49ers Stadium

    by Michael Gaio October 2013

    The new $1.2 billion home of the San Francisco 49ers is supposed to be one of the best stadiums in the world when it opens next season, but the construction process has been marked by two ugly incidents.

  • 2013 Facilities of Merit: Pauley Pavilion

    by AB Editors October 2013

    Updating a legendary sports venue is always a daunting task, but the sight limitations confronting designers of the Pauley Pavilion renovation and expansion took the challenge to another level — namely, below grade.