Athletic Fields

Title Abstract Publication Date
Facility Design and Management for Health, Fitness, Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sports Facility Development. Offers extensive advice on athletic facility and event management, common facility components and their design, field and court specifications, recreational spaces, specialty areas, and trends. The... 12/31/2004
Facility Focus: Stadiums/Track and Field. Profiles recent athletic facility renovations and additions at the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and University of California. The first two projects are major stadium renovations, and third is... 07/31/2008
Facility Specifications. Provides regulation court and field diagrams for badminton, baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, squash, handball, team handball, rugby, soccer, softball,... 12/31/2006
Feet First. Discusses the high priority nature and maintenance needs of keeping playing surfaces to sports and recreation facilities. Grass and synthetic field and track surface maintenance are discussed as are... 06/30/2000
Field Goals: Maintaining Sports Fields and Grounds. Discusses the respective virtues of artificial and natural athletic turf, including descriptions of highly regarded fields of both types in municipal, collegiate, and professional venues. Advice on... 01/31/2009
Field Notes. Outlines considerations for upgrading athletic fields, including evaluation of many issues that impact the function of the athletic program, the site, and participant safety and convenience. Six... 06/30/2008
Field of Dreams. When planning summer work, school athletic facility managers must address the maintenance and renovation of natural grass and synthetic fields, tennis courts, and running tracks. This article... 06/30/2003
Field Research. Discusses up-front, life-cycle, and replacement costs for synthetic turf, which frequently cost less than maintaining heavily-used fields. 11/30/2004
Fowl Play. Discusses ways some universities have dealt with eliminating insects and wildlife from their athletic fields. The types problems to look for, the damage pests can cause, the safety issues involved,... 12/31/1999
From Blueprint to Ballgame: The Ins and Outs of Sports Field Design. Discusses savings available in playing field construction while the economy is in recession. Also, deciding which sports, how much use, the land conditions at the location, and the neighborhood are... 01/31/2011
Grass Gets Uprooted. Describes a migration to synthetic turf playing fields at higher education institutions, with more than 50 percent of Division I-A schools now using synthetics. However, of the 65 schools competing... 10/31/2006
Great Planes. Details advances over the past 25 years in the technology involved in athletic surfaces, including natural turf, synthetic turf, hardwood floors, tracks, tennis courts, and ice sheets. 06/30/2002
Green Fields. Discusses environmental considerations for athletic fields, including artificial turf the requires no watering, fertilizer, or pesticides. Also considered are the most cost-effective and... 03/31/2008
Green Strategies. Discusses installation of synthetic turf playing fields at several high schools, focusing on how funding was obtained for the high installation costs. Private donations with naming rights, fund-... 06/30/2007
Greener All the Time. Describes the environmental advantages of artificial turf fields, highlighting one instance where an entire field that had reached the end of its useful life was recycled. 09/30/2010
Greener Grass. Describes the difficulties and expense of maintaining natural turf athletic fields, and then lists significant advantages of synthetic turf options. Current technology provides synthetic fields that... 06/30/2006
Ground Control. Discusses how use of the right equipment can provide the best maintenance for athletic fields. Mowing, fertilizing, and irrigating equipment for turf management are discussed. 03/31/2001
Grounds Maintenance Magazine Grounds Maintenance is the technical magazine of landscape construction, design and maintenance, serving landscape contractors and superintendents of golf courses, parks, institutions and...
High Fiber Diet. Discusses maintenance of synthetic turf, including control of footwear, food prohibition, trash pickup, cleaning of spills, sweeping, brushing, controlling static, snow removal, and even watering.... 10/31/2005
Is the Grass Always Greener on the Other Side? Describes how Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California opted for artificial turf for its athletic field to avoid the complications associated with maintaining live turf in a low-water... 05/31/2002
Isolate Your Track. Advises on drainage system design and installation to prevent water buildup on outdoor running tracks. 12/31/2006
Keeping School Grounds Green. Discusses how athletic field school irrigation systems are being transformed by shrinking budgets, environmental concerns, and industry-inspired advances. The costs involved, the new devices that... 08/31/1997
Lead Astray. Elaborates on a recent discovery of lead in artificial playing turf fibers. The evolution of the discovery and warnings that were issued, the responses from the artificial turf industry, the... 07/31/2008
Lessons from the Summer Olympics: How Schools Can Maximize the Performance of Athletic Fields. Discusses creation of athletic fields with materials that are suitable to the local environment, the value of remembering lessons learned from previous athletic field installations, and scaling... 04/30/2007
Light 'Em Up. Provides advice on designing sports field lighting that can help balance design with cost and lighting system performance. Areas addressed include system installation, pole placement, light spillage... 09/30/1998