• Facility Madness 2014: Championship Round

    by AB Staff April 2014

    After two weeks and more than 100,000 votes, our search for college basketball's finest arena is down to just two. Not surprisingly, the newest arena in the field is still in contention. DLR Group-designed Pinnacle Bank Arena, home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, opened in 2013 to rave reviews from players, media members and fans alike. The Big Red faithful have shown up in force to help the venue earn its spot in the Facility Madness finals.

  • Successful Project Design Borne of Strong Relationships

    by Ralph Agostinelli April 2014

    School and sports administrators embarking on their first-ever capital project are sometimes surprised to learn how much architecture firms resemble other types of corporations. From the moment the architect steps in front of the building committee, making a pitch while brandishing renderings in watercolor, the image is of the architect as artist, driving this misreading of design firms.

  • Video: Stunning Pregame Show Tranforms Ice Rink

    by Michael Gaio April 2014

    Last month, Athletic Business introduced our readers to the newest trend hitting sports facilities around North America: venues turning their playing surfaces into a 3-D video displays. The technology behind it is incredible, as are the final results.

  • Facility Madness 2014: Semifinals

    by AB Staff April 2014

    After more than 30,000 votes were cast in the quarterfinals, Athletic Business's search for the best arena in college basketball is down to just four. Similar to the men's NCAA Tournament, our bracket has only one one-seed remaining. Will Nebraska's beautiful new Pinnacle Bank Arena advance to the finals? Will Butler's fans continue to hit the polls in record numbers? We'll find out. Voting for this round is open through the end of Sunday.

  • Barclays Center to Add Environmentally Friendly Roof

    by April 2014

    In an effort to become a better neighbor to the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Barclays Center, home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, is about to get greener — literally.

  • Civic Group Ties Bucks Arena Support to Rec Upgrades

    by Michael Gaio April 2014

    The Milwaukee Bucks want a new arena to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center. A Milwaukee community group known as "Common Ground" wants better public athletic facilities, playgrounds and recreational spaces. Together, they might both get what they're asking for.

  • Facility Madness 2014: Quarterfinals

    by AB Staff April 2014

    Voting in this round is closed. Click here to vote in the semifinals.

    A new college basketball champion has been crowned (and the women's champion will be determined Tuesday night), but our search for the best arena in college basketball is just heating up. After an intense second round that saw more than 22,000 votes cast and some winners determined by just a handful of votes, Facility Madness rolls on.

  • Facility Madness 2014: Round of 16

    by AB Staff April 2014

    Voting in this round is now closed. Vote in the quarterfinals.

    More than 25,000 votes were cast in the first round of Facility Madness and just like the NCAA Tournament, our first round was filled with upsets and tight matchups. The field has been trimmed to 16. So, like we asked in round one, tell us, which facility to you think is better? If you need a refresher on our criteria, click here.

  • Facility Madness 2014: Vote for the Best Arena in College Basketball

    by AB Staff April 2014

    First round voting is closed. Click here to vote in our Sweet 16.

    Your NCAA Tournament bracket may be in shambles, but it’s not too late to help us decide ours. For the second straight year we’re launching AB Facility Madness — our tournament of the finest home facilities in college basketball.

  • Facility Madness 2014: At-Large Region

    by AB Staff March 2014

    First round voting is now closed. Click here to vote in our Sweet 16.

    At-Large Region: Whether it’s unique design, incredible size or storied college basketball tradition, these venues have earned their place among college basketball’s best.