Northwestern University opened the doors of the new Welsh-Ryan Arena, following its complete renovation into a world-class sports facility.
Despite the many advantages of outdoor sports facilities, such as space and natural light, indoor complexes offer more efficient sports playing solutions – people don’t have to skip games because of the weather and can play comfortably in a safe, climate-controlled environment.
Let’s take a look at some of the greatest benefits of indoor sports facilities and find out why they can be a better option than outdoor arenas.
Sports facilities make no exception – floodwaters can be devastating to school gymnasiums, field houses, athletic arenas, and other sports centers. Even a relatively small amount of water from broken pipes, malfunctioning sprinklers, or leaky roofs can cause severe water damage to a sports floor, but flooding is sure to warrant extensive repairs or replacement. So, what should school administrators and facility owners do if their sports floors get flooded? How can they get their facilities back up and running shortly after the disaster?
At the end of February the final pieces of turf were installed at TCO Performance Center's indoor practice facility to complete the construction of the nearly 91,000 square-foot building. Kiefer USA installed Turf Nation’s S5 over a 23mm pad, which is…
Indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools, in particular, is extremely important for the health and wellness of children. And one of the best ways to reduce the emission of VOCs in school air is to choose safe flooring that has a water-based, non-toxic top coat with low volatile organic compounds.
If you have decided on a hardwood floor, you can be certain that you’re getting a durable, resilient, safe, and attractive sports surface, ideally suited for basketball, volleyball, and various other athletic activities. Ask yourself and the floor installer these questions before making your final choice…
Gym flooring can be designed for a specific sport to maximize performance or for general use to accommodate different activities and events. Here are some insider tips on choosing and buying sports flooring to help you make an informed decision about your gym floor, save money in the long run, and ensure the high performance and great look and feel of your new sports space.
Rubber flooring comes in a variety of colors and styles, allows for diverse design options, and can be customized to create a unique look. It’s a green, cost-effective flooring solution that can last for decades when properly cared for. The important things to consider when choosing and buying rubber flooring are …
It’s essential that sports floors ensure stability, absorb shocks, resist traction, and deliver exuberance – they need to be sturdy, resilient, and safe in order to guarantee optimal performance, withstand heavy traffic and repeated bettering, and safeguard against injuries. Rubber floors meet all these requirements – they’re extremely durable, offer excellent shock absorption and dimensional stability, and create a safe and comfortable environment for athletes and staff alike.
Originally designed as an indoor sports arena, primarily used for college sports events and practices, the field house of today has become a multi-purpose recreational facility and lively community center. Apart from indoor space for various sports activities, a modern fieldhouse usually incorporates fitness lofts, cycling studios, group exercise rooms, locker rooms, saunas, and many other state-of-the-art recreational amenities.