• Great Planes

    by Paul Steinbach July 2002

    From synthetic turf to hardwood floors, the surfaces underfoot in athletic facilities have advanced by leaps and bounds over the past 25 years

  • A Sound Arena

    by Gary F. Thompson April 2002

    A New Arena Configuration Seeks to Make Facilities More Multidimensional, With Enhanced Acoustics That Offer A Decided Home-Court Advantage

  • Securing Sports Facilities, Post-9/11

    by Andrew Cohen November 2001

    By now the images of terror and destruction, so familiar that they replay daily in the minds of many, have lost a little of their power to shock and awe. Americans - unexpected witnesses to a yearlong salvage operation in lower Manhattan, a crippled economy nationwide and the prospect of a war that promises no tidy resolution - have begun to steel themselves for a future very different from the one they might have imagined on Sept. 10.

  • How Ice Arenas Can Weather the Industry's Hot and Cold Streaks

    by Jack Vivian October 2001

    Despite Troubled Times for Ice Arenas, It's Still Possible to Open a New Facility that Will Weather the Industry's Hot and Cold Spells

  • Athletic Field Maintenance Isn't Rocket Science

    by Paul Steinbach April 2001

    Athletic field maintenance isn't rocket science, but properly taking care of sports turf does require the right tools for a variety of jobs.

  • Exploring Minor-League Baseball Stadiums in Urban Settings

    by Paul Steinbach January 2001

    Minor-league baseball stadiums in urban settings

  • Understanding Recreational Ice Refrigeration

    by Paul Steinbach November 2000

    Before jumping on the rink-building bandwagon, developers must grasp the increasingly sophisticated process of recreational ice refrigeration.

  • LED Technology Brings Fans Closer Than Ever to the Action

    by Sally Dahlgren September 2000

    Video displays are getting fans closer to the action than ever before, thanks primarily to advances in LED technology.

  • NCAA Schools Expand Football Venues

    by Paul Steinbach September 2000

    A record number of fans are turning out to see NCAA football and Division I school are expanding their home venues to cash in.

  • A Self-Help Manual for Understanding the Language of Design

    by Andrew Cohen August 2000

    Your architect is from Mars, you're from Venus. To keep you two together, AB presents this self-help dmanual for comprehending the language of design.