• Who Has the Best Arena in College Basketball?

    by Michael Gaio March 2013

    If you're like me, your bracket is a mess and you're finally getting your head around the fact that Florida Gulf Coast University not only exists, but is actually in the Sweet 16. So maybe you're not the best at predicting the winner of these games, but we're offering you hope.

  • 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 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.

  • Arena Renovation Dresses Up Restrooms

    by Andrew Cohen January 2013

    Exhibit A in how to dress up the back end of a concrete-block seating bowl, the renovation of Vancouver's BC Place

  • 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?

  • Turf Vandalism Presents Short- and Long-Term Challenges

    by Paul Steinbach December 2012

    There's something about a home sports field that brings out feelings of pride and protectionism - defending one's own turf, if you will - and not just during games.

  • 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?"