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Heavy-Duty Fixtures

Web Exclusive - May 2012

At the new KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Ky., designers found an aesthetically pleasing solution for restrooms that can withstand the abuse of sports fans.

Kids Just Want to Have Fun

Web Exclusive - April 2012

In a recent survey, 84 percent of kids said they either quit or wanted to quit playing sports, mostly because they weren't having fun. We look at some of the other troubling numbers, and talk with an expert about how to bring back the fun and engage kids in sports.

Field Maintenance

No Snow?
Consequences of a Nearly Snow-Free Winter on Ballfields

Guest Column - March 2012

This past winter has been striking for its lack, or near lack, of snow in many areas. Learn how this affects your ballfields, and what you need to do to get them ready for the players to take to the field.

Sports Facilities

A Community Gets Active
Allen Fields in Angel Fire, New Mexico

Facility Profile - March 2012

In Angel Fire, N.M., a new synthetic turf sports complex has become a hub of recreational activity for kids and adults.

Intramural Sports Programs

The Collegiate Intramural Experience: Times They Are a-Changin'

Guest Column - January 2012

Regardless of the positive experiences that can be found by participating in intramural sports, female and minority participation remains relatively low. Learn how to change your approach to have an impact on participation.

Sports Turf

An Impressive Kickoff for the Buffalo Bills
Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Facility Profile - October 2011

This year, the Buffalo Bills bring a new player to the field—the field itself.

Tomorrow's Turf

Budgets and the Environment Drive Trends in Natural and Synthetic Sports Fields

Supplement Feature - September 2011

San Diego State University's renovated grass practice facility in Southern California is set to open later this year after nearly three quarters of a million dollars in upgrades. Ron Hostick, CSFM, SDSU's athletic area lead, said the project was designed to convert an existing grass field into a robust facility that provided the Division 1 school with a more recruiting-friendly environment. And because the team plays weekend games on Qualcomm Stadium's natural turf field, the organization wanted to maintain a similar surface for practice.

Ease Sports Equipment Storage

Problem Solver - August 2011

If you can't find the exact type of cart you want in the manufacturer's listings, you can ask about customized options. Custom specifications, whether they're longer, shorter, taller or wider than the existing options, can generally be easily accommodated.

Making the Ballfield Safer

Problem Solver - August 2011

Traditional stationary bases include two parts: a metal post sunk into the ground and fixed in concrete and a pillow base bolted to a metal pole that fits into this base. This results in rigid, unmoving bases—it takes 3,500 pounds of force to dislodge one of these bases.

Design For All Times

Trends in Sports Facility Design

Feature Article - July 2011

The design of sports facilities has gone far beyond big boxes to hold gymnasiums and now increasingly incorporates social elements, while also taking into account environmental, compliance and liability issues.