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Tampa Bay Rays Improve Weather Safety

Web Exclusive - November 2019

In September 2018, the Tampa Bay Rays saw an impressive crowd showing up for a game with the New York Yankees, when a lightning strike led to a momentary loss of power. Now, real-time weather threats allow the stadium to better plan.

Game Day Connections

Entertain & Communicate With Lighting, Scoreboards & Sound

Feature Article - October 2019

For fans and players alike, the right scoring, lighting and sound systems make a big difference in the enjoyment of the game, whether it's football, soccer, baseball, swimming or any other sport.

Find Flexible Seating Solutions

Problem Solver - August 2019

After the event, storage is simple. Bleachers made of weather-resistant aluminum and hot dip galvanized steel can simply be parked outside until you need them again.

2019 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2019

Nearly 1,600 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Engage Your Fans & Players

New Innovations in Sports Facility Design

Feature Article - May 2019

Not every facility can reach the heights of technology found in a professional arena, but smart ways to engage fans and players have trickled down from the big leagues, bringing video boards, better connectivity and more to a new generation of sports fans.

Sports Safety

Weather Warnings
Lightning Alerts for Sports Safety

Guest Column - April 2019

Outdoor sporting events are fun for everyone, until the weather turns. Itís crucial when planning events of all kinds to be aware of the potential for lightning.

Sports Fields

Seven Keys to Athletic Field Maintenance

Guest Column - January 2019

Mowing is the most basic and important aspect to athletic field maintenance, whether this is done with in-house staff or contracted out. Depending on the type of grass, climate, sport, etc., there are a lot of variables to consider for proper mowing height of cut and frequency. However, for the health of the plant, never remove more than a third of the leaf blade per cutting. This may require changing the frequency to adjust with the growth of the plant. Also, having sharp blades for a clean cut will help reduce potential for stress, pest susceptibility, and give a better-looking, consistent cut. If contracting out, be sure to develop detailed specifications for vendors to follow.

Special Olympics

50 Years of the Special Olympics

Guest Column - November 2018

Walk back with us through the history of the Special Olympics, and consider how to move the movement forward.

Women Gain Ground in Sports Information Careers

Web Exclusive - November 2018

Title IX brought about a sense of inclusion for women in sport, and more women have taken on careers in the sports industry, gaining ground in marketing, events, communications and more. But in some areas, women are still laying the groundwork.

Pump It Up

Scoreboards, Sports Lighting & Sound Make the Game

Feature Article - October 2018

Sports facilities are all about providing a great experience for both team players and spectators, and one of the essential elements is the way the game is viewed and communicated. Advances in scoreboards, lighting and sound make more possible.