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  • 2014 College Facility Playoff

    by AB Staff December 2014

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

    In the spirit of this year's inaugural College Football Playoff, we're launching a playoff of our own — a playoff to determine the best stadium in college football. Our bracket includes 16 stadiums, so unlike the real College Football Playoff, there won't be any moaning and groaning about who finished ranked fifth. In our field for example, Baylor is in, Florida State is out. Probably a small consolation to the Bears at this point.

  • 2014 College Facility Playoff: Part 2

    by AB Staff December 2014

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

    The Sub-100,000 Capacity Region: Whether it's a new-school venue like Baylor's McLane Stadium or a classic like Notre Dame Stadium, these venues stand out among college football's best, despite not seating 100,000.

    New to the College Facility Playoff? Here's a refresher on our criteria and a link to vote in the 100,000+ Capacity Region.

  • Vikings Might Make New Stadium Bird-Safe After All

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    With 200,000 square feet of glass, 95-foot glass doors and a location near the Mississippi River, the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium has been called a "death trap" for birds. Now bird lovers have new life in their attempt to have the stadium glass changed to be more bird friendly.

  • Golden State's Toilet Bowl Arena Design Gets a Redo

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    The Golden State Warriors have flushed previous designs for their new arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. Critics — or really anyone with eyes — claimed the design sketches released earlier this year made the arena look like a toilet.

  • Lucas Oil Stadium Repairs Will Cost Millions

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    When $720 million Lucas Oil Stadium opened in downtown Indianapolis in 2008 it was praised for its airy design and luxurious amenities.

  • New Projects: Campus Crossroads | Xavier University | Southlake Community Rec

    by Emily Attwood November 2014

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Notre Dame begins construction this month on Campus Crossroads (pictured), a $400 million project that will add three academic buildings and premium seating onto Notre Dame Stadium.

  • Tech, Funding Drive High School Scoreboard Upgrades

    by November 2014

    Beyond the playing surface itself, sports fans' eyes are drawn most often to one must-have venue amenity: the scoreboard. For high school administrators committed to modernizing their facilities without the funding to do so, scoreboards are increasingly seen as a great place to start. "Budgets are tighter than they've ever been," says Mike Daniel, CEO for Murray, Ky.-based Sportable Scoreboards. "Athletics has such a broad footprint, as it draws in so many folks to the school, that athletic administrators have to come across as putting their best foot forward, and a scoreboard is a big part of that."

  • Kansas City Stadiums Dished out Food Violations

    by Andrew Brandt November 2014

    It looks like Kansas City's Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums may be home to more than just the Royals and the Chiefs.

  • 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.