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  • 2013 AB Facility Madness: The Winner Is...

    by Michael Gaio March 2013

  • Despite Early Criticism, Appreciation of Barclays Center Grows

    by Andrew Cohen March 2013

    They dreamed of titanium. They got rusted steel. The most fraught sports-architecture design process in recent years ended in late September with the opening of the Barclays Center, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets and the future home (it was announced in late October) of the New York Islanders.

  • Relay Blamed for SB Blackout, But Why No Backup?

    by Paul Steinbach February 2013

    CNN.com broke the news this morning that Entergy New Orleans Inc. had traced the cause of Sunday's Super Bowl power outage to an electrical relay device and that a replacement for the faulty equipment is being evaluated.

  • Superdome Officials Noted Power Concerns Months Ago

    by Paul Steinbach February 2013

    The Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, which oversees the Mercedes Benz Superdome, expressed concerns last October that decay in the stadium's electrical feeders could result in a power failure during Super Bowl XLVII. Approximately half of the Superdome's lights went dark shortly after the third quarter began Sunday.

  • Cooling Solutions Trending in Synthetic Turf Industry

    by Emily Attwood January 2013

    From its introduction in the late '90s, the role of synthetic turf infill was to make synthetic turf play more like natural grass, providing more cushioning for the athlete's safety and performance.

  • Barclays Center's Bolts Too Weak for Exterior Structure

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor January 2013

    Is Barclays Center, which opened to much fanfare as the new home of the Brooklyn Nets in late September, already becoming as weathered as its swooping rustic steel exterior suggests?

  • ABC: Breathtaking Superdome Tour

    by Andrew Cohen November 2012

    My stepmother swears this really happened: A friend of hers moved years ago to New York City from Kansas, and when he emerged from the escalator at Penn Station onto 34th Street, his sweeping gaze up the majestic canyon of surrounding buildings was interrupted by a cabbie standing at the curb, who said to him, "Hold a lot of hay, wouldn't it?"

  • ABC: An Entertaining Look Inside UNO's Lakefront Arena

    by Paul Steinbach November 2012

    Prince, the diminutive pop icon, requires his dressing room to be completely black, so as to allow for the black-lighting of the neon-colored art that accompanies him on the road.

  • Designing Sound Systems to Meet Stadium Audio Challenges

    by Paul Steinbach November 2012

    The last time Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., underwent a major renovation, the look of the stadium - whose bared-scaffolding-and-bleacher simplicity often prompted TV color analyst John Madden to proclaim it a shrine to the NFL

  • Blog: Yankee Fans Are Voting with Their Feet

    by Andrew Cohen October 2012

    Over the years, as the ticket prices for many sporting events have skyrocketed and various surcharges, such as PSLs, have been tacked on, some of us have wondered when fans will say enough is enough, forcing prices downward. The answer, thus far, has been: Not for some time yet. A small percentage dump their season ticket packages, but there are always others out there (people as well as corporations, who in the sports context are people, my friend) who will gladly pay whatever it takes to make it through the turnstiles.