• Voters Reject Synthetic Turf Proposal

    by Barbara O'Brien February 2018

    It was a proposal, they thought, that couldn't be beat: Build a $6.6 million synthetic turf field for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and football, as well as an eight-lane track, all for an extra $6.24 a year in taxes for the owner of a $200,000 home.

  • Partnership Will Build 50 Mini Soccer Fields

    by Jason Scott December 2017

    A partnership between the Chicago Fire, the U.S. Soccer Federation, the city of Chicago and the wealthiest person in Illinois will bring new places to play to underserved areas in the city.

  • New Product Roundup: Turf | Scoreboard | Workout Solutions

    by AB Staff December 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the November | December 2017 issue.

    Power Systems
    The brand-new Power Systems Axle is an ultra-light barbell that is fully collapsible for easy storage in any training facility, suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and easily portable for a workout on the go. This unique piece of equipment can function as a barbell, core roller, planking tool, or foot anchor for core exercises. It's also capable of holding Olympic plates for added resistance. Programming is available for hundreds of exercises in a wide range of vertical and horizontal planes.
    (800) 321-6975

    After 40,000 hours of research and testing, FieldTurf introduces the new FieldTurf CORE, the first multilayer super fiber. FieldTurf CORE reinvents the playing field and redefines the player experience. The dual-polymer fiber design optimizes the system's performance, delivering a more durable, resilient and realistic grass-like shape. FieldTurf CORE has earned Labosport's highest Fiber Performance Score to date.
    (800) 724-2969

    The SMARTfit™ action-based play approach provides fitness centers with a functional workout solution that is inclusive, fun and conducive to team building. This system develops balance, cognitive function, cardiovascular fitness and range of motion through its unique combination of enjoyable, scalable and trackable physical activity, which provides a solid foundation for daily life skills. SMARTfit's app-driven programming can be tailored to the physical, motor and skill levels of the users.
    (805) 383-0080 Ext. 110




    Nicros prides itself on offering the finest products and services in the climbing industry. Years of experience allow the company to push the boundaries of innovation. Nicros' new line of handholds, made from proprietary urethane, redefines high quality. The company offers a variety of handholds that allow for endless possibilities. With an updated website, it's now easier than ever to browse and buy for both retail and wholesale customers.
    (800) 699-1975



    Kay Park Recreation Corp.
    The new Solar Charging Station Table by Kay Park enables patrons to charge mobile devices while making use of fitness, athletics and recreation facilities. Available with or without a protective umbrella, the Solar Charging Station Table is a valuable addition to any outdoor venue.
    (800) 553-2476




    TransLux Corporation
    Now the largest in-arena scoreboard in the world, the new Trans-Lux center-hung display is four stories high. The video screens are the equivalent of 1,300 50-inch televisions, and the pixel count is more than 29 million. With a square footage of 9,585 feet, the scoreboard is more than three times the size of the average single-family home in New Jersey and the surrounding areas.
    (512) 426-2643




    This article originally appeared in the November | December 2017 issue of Athletic Business with the title "New & Improved." Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Houston Couple Debuts Bootcamp for LGBTQ Community

    by Courtney Cameron December 2017

    Last month, Karen Morgan — full-time volleyball director at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas — debuted the city’s latest community fitness offering, BK Bootcamp.

  • Field Manager Takes Spotlight at Big Ten Title Game

    by Jason Scott December 2017

    Nobody expects the hero of a college football conference championship game to not be wearing a uniform, but that’s exactly the scenario that played out during Saturday’s Big Ten Conference Championship game between Ohio State and Wisconsin.

  • How LED is Transforming the Industry

    by AB Staff November 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Eaton's Ephesus Lighting. What is sponsored content?

  • UConn Approves $60M for Trio of New Stadiums

    by Andy Berg November 2017

    The University of Connecticut board of trustees has approved a $60 million proposal for new baseball, softball and soccer stadiums.

  • 2017 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: National Trail Parks and Rec

    by AB Staff November 2017

    At the National Trail Parks and Recreation District in Springfield, Ohio, the staff conducts its youth sports programs with a Kids First philosophy.

  • 2017 Excellence in Youth Sports Award Winner: City of Henderson, Parks and Rec Dep.

    by AB Staff October 2017

    When it comes to providing high-quality youth sports programs that kids will remember for a lifetime, the City of Henderson, Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department Sports Section in Nevada does it as well as anyone.

  • Family to Open All-Ages Jungle Gym for Fun and Fitness

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    The Bergstroms of Seminole, Fla., are turning a family hobby into a business venture.