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Feature Article - October 2006

Fixtures Fixation

What to consider when outfitting sports facilities

By Daniela Bloch

Lucky cricket, you finally have your dream facility. With a fantastic smile stretched from ear to ear and the key to your dream space snug in your palm, you step inside that realm of possibilities. The fresh smell of vacancy brings a gleam of excitement into your eyes. It's all yours—you control everything down to the doorknobs. We'll give you a few minutes to revel in the moment.

O.K., time's up. Now what are you going to do? What facility fixtures do you need to accessorize your space? What equipment is needed? How can you make the space compliant to different forms of activity? How can it be aesthetically pleasing and functional at the same time? And how about avoiding burning a big a hole in your pocket?

Ah yes, the beads of sweat trickle down your temple. No need for perspiratory distress: With a little research, some basic guidelines and useful expert advice, we'll help you get the right bling for your buck, with an added shot of Zen.

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