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Improve Safety on the Ballfield

Problem Solver - August 2013

Newer releasable bases are made up of three major parts. As with a traditional base, a metal pole is sunk into the ground and fixed in concrete. Then a rubber mat is bolted to a pole that's inserted into the ground. A separate pillow then fits onto the rubber mat. If a player steps on the base, it stays put. However, runners who slide hard into the base will cause the pillow to release from the mat.

Improve Your Equipment Storage

Problem Solver - August 2013

What's more, carts are available in many colors, which means you can color-code your equipment storage. This makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. Time for a basketball game? Tell your staff to go into storage and look for the yellow cart. Time for soccer? Look for the red cart.

Sports for Everyone

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Adaptive Sports

Web Exclusive - July 2013

Learn more about how adaptive sports programs are ensuring everyone gets to play.

2013 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2013

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

Regional Information

A Look at Regional Trends

Feature Article - June 2013

This section breaks survey results down according to region, taking a look at trends in facilities across the country. Learn how facilities in different regions differ.

Vande Poel - Heeringa Stadium Courts Etheridge Tennis Complex, Hope College

Holland, Michigan

Award Winner - May 2013

The idea to create a new tennis complex—funded by private donors and a grant from the USTA—came about in 2009 when the school was in search of a location for a new outdoor tennis development. As it turns out, the city of Holland had an unused corner of property that was adjacent to the college's existing indoor tennis facility and outdoor athletic fields. As part of the agreement, the city deeded the land to the college, while the college agreed to make the courts available for public and community use.

Beyond the Surface

Installing New Synthetic Grass Fields

Guest Column - April 2013

You've made the decisions to go with synthetic turf for your new sports fields, but do you know what you should look for in a synthetic turf partner?

Out of the Ordinary

Make Way for Some Unexpected & Unusual Sports

Feature Article - March 2013

Pickleball? Quidditch? Cricket? While we're all familiar with baseball, soccer, football, basketball and tennis—and the facilities that support them—there are ways to adapt and bring new sports—and new patrons—onto the court or field.

Design Corner

Stadium Safety
Designing for Fire Safety in Major Stadiums

Guest Column - March 2013

Designing for safety is a critical measure when planning major stadiums. Here, an expert in stadium design looks at some of the issues to keep top of mind.

Sports Fields

Tips for Leagues That Must Maintain Their Facilities

Guest Column - March 2013

If you've got to maintain—and maybe even improve—your sports fields, there are some smart steps to take to ease the process.