RECENT ARTICLES
  • 2013 Facilities of Merit: Pauley Pavilion

    by AB Editors October 2013

    Updating a legendary sports venue is always a daunting task, but the sight limitations confronting designers of the Pauley Pavilion renovation and expansion took the challenge to another level — namely, below grade.

  • Last Month's Fatal Fall at Turner Field Ruled a Suicide

    by Paul Steinbach September 2013

    Perhaps there is one scenario — beyond horseplay, intoxication or medical episode — in which the upper reaches of stadiums can't be expected to keep fans perfectly safe. When a fan is intent on taking his own life, as investigators have determined was the case with Ronald Homer last month at Atlanta's Turner Field, the role of building codes regarding the height of concrete or steel barriers is considerably diminished.

  • Coming Monday: 2013 Facilities of Merit Winners

    by Emily Attwood September 2013

    For two weeks beginning Monday, the 10 winners of the 2013 Facilities of Merit awards will be announced on the AB Newswire.

  • 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.