August 29, 2019

Facility Snapshots: Lessons learned from athletic projects around the country

A roundup of 6 athletic projects around the country, and the lessons learned by those in charge. Kutztown Area High School (Pennsylvania) In small communities like Kutztown, Pennsylvania, the high school stadium is the epicenter of social gathering...

May 14, 2018

Facilities projects are best served by committees of parents, coaches and community

[caption id="attachment_26159" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photos courtesy Schuylkill Valley High School[/caption] Planning and executing a multimillion-dollar renovation doesn’t always have to fall on the shoulders of athletic administrato...

May 22, 2017

LED lights can save money, provide better coverage for stadiums

Chris Campolieta was ecstatic when last year his school finally made some much-needed improvements to its stadium, including a new field, bleachers and press box. But what thrilled him most was the upgraded lighting system that would illuminate i...

June 14, 2016

Starting from scratch

New Texas high school is building an athletic program from the ground up It’s not yet 9 a.m. on the last Friday of April and the thermometer in Leander, Texas, is stretching toward 80 degrees as Rob Schoenfeld pulls another set of boxes from t...

May 14, 2016

Laying new ground

Gardner-Webb University outfits athletic stadiums with artificial turf The grass football field at Gardner-Webb University reached what Chuck Burch called a “crisis point,” a moment when changes had to be made for the sake of his student-athlete...

July 16, 2015

Schools can afford impressive stadium displays if they get creative

Telling score might be the least impressive feature of scoreboards these days. If your stadium doesn’t have the ability to play back in-game highlights or update scores from throughout the conference, you might be behind the curve. An athletic a...