Facilities: Stadium & Arena
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.
Falcons Consider New Twist on Retractable Roof Design
by Paul Steinbach June 2013
Architects continue to push the envelope of retractable roof design. Consider the concepts emerging from 360 Architecture for the Atlanta Falcons new stadium, which is being billed as an open stadium that closes, as opposed to a closed stadium that opens.
Design Plans Unveiled for New Minneapolis Stadium
by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor May 2013
The design of a new $975 million multipurpose stadium for Minneapolis was unveiled Monday night. Bold and progressive, it combines efficient functionality with sleek, geometric architecture.
Notre Dame Stadium Viewed as Hub in Campus Planning
by Paul Steinbach May 2013
The University of Notre Dame campus has its iconic landmarks: the golden dome, the grotto, "Touchdown Jesus." Now the university is looking to take advantage of Notre Dame Stadium - which, despite being the biggest single-day draw on campus, is used for fewer than 10 events per year - as the centerpiece of new campus development.
Synthetic Turf Offers Baseball Teams Options
by Paul Steinbach April 2013
A true baseball purist, Steve Malliet likes stepping onto a well-manicured baseball diamond and smelling the freshly mowed grass. And his personal journey through professional baseball, with stops in the front offices of four minor-league teams and one big-league club, has allowed him this pleasure often. ...