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  • 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.

  • Georgia Tech Athletics Now Accepting Bitcoin

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    Georgia Tech will be the first university in the world to integrate bitcoin payments into its stadium concession sales, the school announced Wednesday.

  • New Projects: Colorado Springs Rec | Beverly Morgan Park Gymnastics Center and Ice Arena

    by Emily Attwood September 2014

    Breaking Ground

    Construction is under way on Beverly Morgan Park Gymnastics Center and Ice Arena in Chicago.

  • Video: Stunning Levi's Stadium Time-Lapse

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    From groundbreaking to kickoff, watch the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium's 29 month construction process in less than two minutes.

  • How Small College Stadiums Can Use Size as Advantage

    by Nate Appleman September 2014

    When the media and the public talk about the facilities "arms race" in college sports, they tend to think about it in muscular terms: The biggest stadium, the highest capacity, the greatest number of (and most luxurious) suites. But as sports program administrators know, winning the arms race isn't about securing bragging rights. It's a race to attract top recruits; offer the best experience for athletes, donors and fans; and maximize revenue.

  • Fitness Event Ruins FIU's Basketball Court

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    The headline alone is cringe-worthy. The pictures are even worse.

  • Man Injured in Fall from AT&T Stadium Stands

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Unfortunately, we're writing about this topic once again.

  • U. of Washington to Sell Beer in 'Off-Leash' Deck

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    Washington Husky fans are being given a longer leash at home football games this year.