• Basketball Tournament Returns to Old Home, New Arena

    by Dana Caldwell 239-213-6029 September 2015

    The Culligan City of Palms Classic is returning to Edison Community College after a 19-year hiatus. Unlike the cramped 800-seat gym that hosted the City of Palms from 1973-83 and in 1990 and 1993, it will have the 3,400-seat (the chairback kind), $25 million Suncoast Credit Union Arena for the Classic, beginning next year.

  • U. of Tennessee Gets Funding for Basketball Renovations

    by Richard Locker September 2015

    The State Building Commission approved a $15 million project of renovations and upgrades for the University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena and a new $21.3 million UT parking garage just east of the existing Lake Avenue garage.

  • Opinion: Use Discretionary Funds for Stadium Renovations

    by Clint Cooper September 2015

    Hamilton County commissioners have $900,000 available to them in any one year, and the condemnation of Raymond James Stadium at East Ridge High School and the upcoming structural examination of several others prove the need.

  • Spotlight: Stadiums & Outdoor Sports Surfaces

    by AB Editors September 2015

    A roundup of the latest stadium and outdoor sports products from AB advertisers.

  • Officials: No Money for Fixes to Aging Athletic Facilities

    by Kendi Anderson September 2015

    Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith punted any hope of funding for deteriorating high school football stadiums, including one that already is destined for the wrecking ball.

  • New Plans Would Bring Minor League Stadium to Rosemont

    by Christopher Placek By Christopher Placek September 2015

    Rosemont may get a baseball team after all, on land once offered to the Chicago Cubs for free. The still-to-be-named minor league baseball team would play at a proposed 7,000-seat stadium west of the Tri-State Tollway.

  • Five Concepts that Drive Community-Focused Stadium Design

    by Robert Fatovic September 2015

    Stadiums across North America may differ in seating capacity, video board size or the retractability of their roofs, but they have traditionally followed a typical model: large complexes surrounded by a sea of parking, often disconnected from their surrounding communities and cities.

  • South Carolina Stadium Area Gets $14.5M Makeover

    by September 2015

    It was less an appendix of a picturesque campus and more a stadium sitting in a parking lot. Inside Williams-Brice Stadium, everything was 2001 and Sandstorm and 80,000 spectators swayin' while South Carolina was playin'. Outside, it was an industrial wasteland of blacktop and concrete. A lot of asphalt, said Gamecocks athletics director Ray Tanner. Some people said it was a concrete jungle. Very much of an industrial area. It s changed considerably.

  • What About Those Other Riverside Arena Plans?

    by David Downey September 2015

    When it comes to bringing a big-time arena to the Inland area, California Baptist University is sprinting down the track while UC Riverside and the city of Riverside appear to be frozen at the starting blocks. Cal Baptist has launched construction of a $73 million, 5,200-seat arena, or events center, that it intends to unveil in spring 2017 - just in time for that year's commencement exercises. As for the city's and university's arena dreams? Construction is years away. Coming up with practical, financially sound plans for them may be years away, too. "I'm thrilled for Cal Baptist," said Stan Morrison, who served as UCR's athletic director from 1999 to 2011, in a telephone interview last week.

  • Melting Fields to Be Replaced at Five L.A. Schools

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    Five high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are being forced to replace all-weather sports fields due to defective materials.