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2020 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2020

More than 1,300 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Plus, hundreds of readers responded to our COVID-19 Update Survey in early May to discuss the impact of the pandemic on their facilities. Here, we summarize the responses.

What's Under Foot?

Making Smart Sports & Fitness Flooring Choices

Feature Article - April 2020

The programs you offer will largely determine the best type of surface for your sports or fitness facility. Find out more about the ins and outs of indoor sports and fitness surfaces to ensure you make the best choice.


Make It Safer
>> How Innovative Turf Products Can Enhance Athletes' Safety

Guest Column - April 2020

When the safety of your athletes is a top concern, itís crucial to understand how the field beneath their feet can have an impact. Learn more about how innovations in synthetic turf can contribute to safety.

Bad Weather, Good Decisions

Web Exclusive - April 2020

When thereís lightning, itís essential to head for safety. The Sports Turf Managers Association is made up of field managers at the forefront of safety, and when it comes to bad weather, they are increasingly using predictive technology to make good decisions.

Be Prepared

Planning for Inclement Weather Events

Feature Article - March 2020

In August 2019, six people were injured after a lightning strike during a PGA Tour Championship, emphasizing the importance of being well prepared for bad weather during sporting and other events. Here, we discuss how to ensure public safety by planning for bad weather, and what to do when it hits.

Field Goals

Making Multi-Use, Multi-Sports Fields Work

Feature Article - February 2020

If your sports field sees increasing demand and high traffic, you need to know the best strategies for keeping it in playing condition. Here, we talk to sports-field-savvy pros to learn the best practices for minimizing wear and tear.

Expanding Possibilities

Designing Spaces for High School Athletes & Fans

Feature Article - January 2020

Nearly 8 million students currently participate in sports at the high school level, according to the NCAA, and they all need a place to play. This feature will examine some of the latest ideas in high school athletic facility design.

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.