Courtney Cameron
(courtney@athleticbusiness.com) joined the staff at Athletic Business in September of 2016 as the editorial assistant. She has a bachelor’s in creative writing and French from the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, where she worked as a group exercise instructor. She enjoys hiking at Devil’s Lake and reading past bedtime.
  • Thursday, September, 20, 2018
    What Does Renovation Mean for Your Pool?

    Effective planning for any pool renovation starts with taking an honest look at your budget and answering two questions up front: How much new interest can you afford to generate? And how much can you afford to maintain?


  • Wednesday, September, 19, 2018
    New Projects: Butchertown Stadium | Appleton Arena | Legends Aquatic Center

    Breaking Ground


  • Thursday, September, 13, 2018
    New Product Roundup: Acoustic Products | Pool Paint | Fitness Equipment

    Check out the newest products as seen in the September 2018 issue.


  • Saturday, September, 01, 2018
    New Projects: Carmichael Complex | The Shield at 1 Coyote Way | Walter Athletics Center

    Breaking Ground


  • Saturday, September, 01, 2018
    New Product Roundup: Lighting | Fitness Equipment | Cryotherapy

    Check out the newest products as seen in the September 2018 issue.


  • Saturday, September, 01, 2018
    Village Looks to New Pool to Meet Long-Term Needs

    The McFarland School District of South Central Wisconsin has been slowly outgrowing its aquatics facilities for decades. Built in 1978, the original Angie O'Donnell Aquatic Center has a six-lane rectangular competition pool that is in constant demand, both from students and across the village's demographic spectrum. Now, after a years-long planning and approval process, the facility will be flexing its boundaries to make room for the flood of interest that consistently meets its programming.


  • Tuesday, August, 28, 2018
    Designated Spaces Bring Fitness Programming Outdoors

    There's an age-old question that is almost as common in a learning environment as "When are we ever going to use this?" It goes, "Can we have class outside?" At the University of Oregon, that answer is yes — at least, if the class in question is part of any one of the school's group exercise programs or its for-credit Introduction to CrossFit physical education class.


  • Wednesday, August, 22, 2018
    Female Marines Train at Historically All-Male Base

    Last week, the Marine Corps marked 100 years of women in service, and celebrated the occasion (unofficially) with a series of groundbreaking events staged over the past 12 months. The Orange County Register provided a rundown of the year’s notable firsts:


  • Thursday, August, 16, 2018
    Product Spotlight 2018: Stadiums & Outdoor Surfaces

    Check out these products as seen in the September 2018 issue.

    Formetco Sports
    Formetco Sports is a one-stop venue source for scoring, sound and video entertainment needs. Formetco designs and facilitates complete turn-key LED video scoring solutions for outdoor and indoor applications. Sports packages feature easy-to-use multisport scoring, sound systems, control rooms, video cameras, replay and more. Formetco LED scoreboards and video boards have the best warranties in the industry and unparalleled ongoing service and support, seven days a week.
    www.formetcosports.com
    (866) 273-2848


    Synthetic Surfaces
    For 45 years, NORDOT® Outdoor Adhesives have been used to install outdoor synthetic turf athletic fields and recreational surfaces worldwide. They have a well-earned reputation for long-term durability in all types of climates. Additionally, a new adhesive that more economically replaces hot melts is now available. All NORDOT® one-part urethane adhesives are easily applied by glue box, trowel, squeegee or airless spray, can be used in sub-freezing to desert-like temperatures, and have superior "green strength" (grab) and outstanding water resistance.
    www.nordot.com
    (908) 233-6803


    RELATED: Purchasing Guide: Features to consider when selecting a video board


    ScoreVision
    ScoreVision brings the game-time experience of a professional arena to high schools, colleges and recreational sports facilities. This experience is delivered through a system that combines vibrant, high-quality LED jumbotrons with custom scorekeeping and event production apps that offer robust functionality while utilizing the most user-friendly software on the market. ScoreVision enhances the game-time experience for athletes and fans while simplifying the efforts of scorekeepers and production teams with an easy-to-use software and jumbotron system.
    www.scorevision.com
    (402) 253-0250


    Kay Park-Recreation Corp.
    Speedy Bleacher 108 is a folding and highway-towable seating solution by Kay Park. The versatile and economical unit seats 108 people and features seven rows, an aisle and a handrail. Equipped with a hydraulic folding mechanism and telescoping tongue, it can be easily towed by a conventional vehicle and erected in just a few minutes by one person. The 27-foot-long, 9-foot-high Speedy Bleacher meets safety codes.
    www.kaypark.com
    (800) 553-2476


    RELATED: Find more solutions for your facility in the Buyers Guide


    CEIA USA
    The CEIA HI-PE Plus is an affordable, multizone metal detector with superior performance to detect guns and knives. It provides a high level of discrimination for non-threat items, full compliance with the latest security standards and exceptional immunity to external interferences. The CEIA PD240 hand-held metal detector features a wide search area that combines high reliability with advanced detection and operator signaling features. It also features indoor/outdoor operation and floor rebar rejection.
    www.ceia-usa.com
    (833) 532-2342

     

     

     


    GT Grandstands
    Blackhawk High School in Chippewa Township, Penn., needed new football bleachers. Due to existing structures, the fit of the bleachers was posing an issue for planners. GT Grandstands was able to provide an I-beam structure featuring a press box, inclusive seating, accessible ramps and lower panel enclosures for storage. Whatever the grandstand challenge, GT Grandstands can supply what is needed.
    www.gtgrandstands.com
    (866) 550-5511


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    Greenplay USA
    Since 2006, Greenplay's natural, plant-based Corkonut® organic infill has kept the turf field at Lake Tahoe Community College consistent with its natural environment. The comparisons of Lake Tahoe's new field to pristine natural grass abound with a natural look and feel, enhanced foot stability and low abrasiveness. Even on the hottest days, the turf is cool enough to play barefoot, a direct result of superior moisture retention and a natural evaporative effect. The coconut fiber/cork matrix is resilient and durable with minimal migration, resulting in consistent infill levels across the field.
    www.greenplayusa.com
    (516) 223-0202


    SMG Equipment
    For more than 40 years, SMG Equipment has been a leading manufacturer of equipment for the installation and maintenance of synthetic turf fields and running tracks. SMG Equipment offers a complete line of turf maintenance tools, including drag brushes, ground-driven tow-behind sweepers, tractor-mounted PTO-drive sweepers, and the top-of-the-line SMG SportChamp.
    www.smgequipment.com
    (253) 249-7050


    These products originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Athletic Business, a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Tuesday, August, 07, 2018
    Product Spotlight 2018: Locker Room & Laundry Components

    Check out these products as seen in the July|August 2018 issue.

    Foreman Locker Systems
    Traditionally a manufacturer of lockers specified for fitness, outdoor, aquatic and winter sports, Foreman Locker Systems now caters to a much wider range of sports, including baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey. Based on specific kit requirements for individual sports, Foreman Locker Systems has created a line of bespoke lockers to fulfill the needs of almost all popular sporting activities. All product categories are available both in traditional wood technology and in a uniquely crafted hybrid version. The product includes a 20-year warranty.
    www.foremanlockers.com
    (951) 677-1955