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  • Portland Timbers Announce Stadium Expansion

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers MLS franchise, is set to receive a big upgrade under a proposed $50 million expansion plan.

  • Stadium Design Evolution from 1977 to 2017

    by Paul Steinbach April 2017

    From Athens, Greece, to Atlanta, Georgia, stadiums exist to give as many as tens of thousands of people a clear view of a singular field of play. That much hasn't changed for more than a century, but plenty has changed in terms of stadium design over the 40 years Athletic Business has been examining the process.

  • BHSU Brings Lawsuit Against Synthetic Turf Contractor

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., has commissioned Kiefer USA of Lindenhurst, Ill., to replace the synthetic turf at Lyle Hare Stadium before the 2017 football season.

  • Concrete Panel Falls from Stadium

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Contractors working on Wheeling Island Stadium in West Virginia were attempting to pull down a concrete panel for examination on Monday when a second panel collapsed to the ground unexpectedly.

  • Lexington Baseball Stadium Hosts Sunrise Service

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Lexington County Baseball Stadium got an early start on Sunday, playing host to an atypical crowd. Calvary Church Lexington employed the venue for their Easter Sunrise Service, bringing hundreds of people into the stands.

  • Field Supplier Fixes Faulty Fields with Glue

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Synthetic surfaces company FieldTurf is undergoing an extensive re-application process for turf purchased by San Diego County Schools which have begun to degrade, affecting the appearance of the fields.

  • An Overview of Advancements in Synthetic Turf

    by AB Staff April 2017

    The turf revolution started at the Houston Astrodome in 1966 with Major League Baseball's first synthetic turf field. The original AstroTurf — developed when glare reduction became more important than the ability to grow natural grass within the dome — did for the athletics industry what the original Apple I did for the computer industry, and it's now just as outdated as an original Apple I.

  • Renovations Push UC Basketball Games to HS Gym

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Ongoing renovations at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena have displaced the school’s basketball teams, forcing the Bearcats to hold court in various other local venues.

  • Organized Sports Snapshots from 1977

    by Paul Steinbach April 2017

    While pondering the 40-year history of Athletic Business magazine, it became increasingly clear just how much times have changed for organized sports. Consider the following:

  • St. Louis Voters Shoot Down MLS Stadium Financing

    by Jason Scott April 2017

    Voters in St. Louis shot down a ballot measure that would’ve provided public money to help finance a Major League Soccer stadium on Tuesday.