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  • Texas HS Completes Design of $48M Athletics Facilities

    by Andy Berg July 2017

    A school district in Texas is going big with its new athletics facilities.  

    Prosper Independent School District, in Prosper, Texas, has completed design on a $48 million, 12,000-capacity stadium and natatorium complex.  

    According to a post on the Prosper ISD website, the project, which was designed by the architectural firm Huckabee, was approved and will be funded from a $710 million bond issue that was passed nearly 10 years ago.

    The project was scheduled to be completed about seven years ago, but the economy turned sour and the district had to put it off. The district says now is the time. “Since we are not opening any new schools this year due to the uncertainty of public school funding, we have a window to insert these facilities that are needed and long overdue but do not carry any significant staffing costs as do schools,” read a statement on the completion on the design.

    The Prosper ISD website says the district continues to grow about 100 percent every five years, identifying itself as one the top five fastest-growing school districts in the state of Texas out of 1,100-plus school districts.

    “We have designed a facility that will meet the needs of PISD for many years to come while engineering it in a way that comes in at price tag $15 million to $20 million less expensive than recent similar projects in the metroplex and across the state,” the website states.

    Prosper ISD New Stadium from Huckabee on Vimeo.

  • New Projects: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | USI Physical Activities Center | Finley Center

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Southern Indiana has broken ground on a $27 million expansion and renovation of the existing Physical Activities Center (PAC) that includes a new 4,200-seat multipurpose arena. The facility, by CannonDesign of St. Louis, will be home to the university's basketball and volleyball programs, while providing needed space for convocation, campus concerts and other events. Included in the initial phase of the project are a new kinesiology lab, a hall of fame, several classrooms, locker rooms and an athletic training room.

  • LSU Makes Splash with Outdoor Leisure Pool

    by Jason Scott July 2017

    Louisiana State University recently unveiled a new component of its recently renovated and expanded student rec complex ­— an outdoor leisure pool in the shape of the letters “LSU.”

  • New Product Roundup: Aquatic Safety, Fitness Equipment and More

    by AB Staff June 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the June 2017 issue.

  • Residents Group Sues to Block Aquatics Complex

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    A Long Beach residents group filed suit on Wednesday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in an attempt to prevent construction of an oceanfront competitive aquatics complex.

  • Two Florida LA Fitness Locations Tested for Legionella

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Two separate LA Fitness locations in Orange County are undergoing investigation by the Florida Department of Health after four reported cases of Legionnaire’s disease cropped up among club members.

  • New Product Roundup: Functional Fitness Equipment | Sports Storage | Pool Controllers

    by AB Staff May 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the May 2017 issue.

  • Lifeguards Afraid to Work at Louisville Municipal Pool

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Last week, Metro Parks of Louisville, Ky., announced that the West End outdoor pool is understaffed by roughly 15 lifeguards, putting the scheduled season opening for Memorial Day in jeopardy.

  • Child Receives Second-Degree Burns at Splash Pad

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    A concerned parent called the Greenwood, Ind., parks department after her son received a second-degree burn on Monday from walking on the blacktop of a splash pad at City Center Park.

  • Electronic Surveillance Technology for Drowning Detection

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Human beings are fallible. This is the humble truth that has inspired recent technological advancement in the expanding field of aquatic safety, an industry that has long relied entirely upon that fickle surveyor, the human eye. New products in every imaginable form are making their debut on the market, all with the unifying goal of showing us what our eyes might have missed. From electronic surveillance and wearable alert systems to secret lifeguard audits and 3-D imaging, aquatic safety is in a period of flux.