RECENT ARTICLES
  • Never Forget: Tributes Continue 12 Years After 9/11

    by Michael Gaio September 2013

    It was a beautiful, clear day and the school bus was running unusually late. That's when a neighborhood friend's mother drove by, offered us a ride to school and told us calmly that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center.

  • Fan Falls to His Death at Candlestick Park

    by Michael Gaio September 2013

    Amid the excitement of San Francisco's win over the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park Sunday, there was tragedy.

  • Sacramento Kings Award AECOM Bid to Design New Arena

    by Michael Gaio August 2013


    A rendering of the new Sacramento arena from AECOM.

  • Design Details: Michigan Students Enjoy Special Entrance at Crisler Center

    by Paul Steinbach August 2013

    Much of modern arena design caters to the VIP experience, but a recent $56 million renovation of the University of Michigan's competition basketball venue included one element that has made students feel pretty important, too.

  • New Projects: Oregon SRC; Reed Recreation Center; "Itchy" Stadium

    by Emily Attwood August 2013

    The University of Oregon has broken ground on a $50 million expansion of its Student Recreation Center. The current center, built to accommodate 2,500 students daily, sees 6,000 visitors.

  • Eye-Catching Design Livens Up Dartmouth's Basketball Suite

    by Michael Popke July 2013

    Straight lines tend to dominate the geometry of team suites made up of what amounts to rows of boxes: locker rooms, meeting rooms and coaches' offices.

  • Seating an Important Component of a Sports Venue Renovation

    by Jim Swords July 2013

    Arena renovation is a hot market. And with college athletic departments looking for ways to extend the life of their venues, those renovations are usually extensive and involve adding high-quality amenities, premium seating, open concourses and even a new seating bowl.

  • Wi-Fi Service Increasingly Seen As a Must-Have Stadium Amenity

    by Paul Steinbach July 2013

    Stanford Stadium got wired for wireless in 2011. Penn State's Beaver Stadium did so last year. Auburn (2011) and Alabama (2012) were already bringing Wi-Fi to the football game day masses when Southeastern Conference officials estimated this spring that it would cost member schools $2 million each to improve stadium cell phone and Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Kentucky to Renovate Rupp Arena

    by Michael Gaio July 2013

  • DePaul Arena Bid Now Open to Non-Sports Architects

    by Paul Steinbach June 2013

    In an effort to quell public discontent over the prospect of a boxy, windowless arena popping up in Chicago's McCormick Place neighborhood, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority has opened its search for architects to include those without sports facility design experience - the thought being that sports architects can join the process later.