Setting the standard for Council Fields
5 Jul 2012 - General Sports - Dr Colin Mumford,Dr Andrew Mitchell & Keith McAuliffe
The measurement of the performance characteristics of a sports field provides knowledge of the current condition of the sports field, and enables comparisons to be made to prescribed standards.
Festivals, Concerts and Fairs
27 Jun 2012 - General Sports - Steve Gingell
This article looks at the successes and problems often associated with such events and builds on our experience of the aftermath of large festivals. The article focuses more on open space sites rather than those hosted in sports stadia.
Lights on at Fitzroy Oval
1 Jun 2012 - General Sports - Editor
So many years the Coffs Swans have called Fitzroy Oval its home ground but never its home. That has now changed thanks to the installation of four light towers with lights that shine bright enough to provide 140 LUX for players in both the junior and senior clubs to enjoy all of the time.
25 Feb 2012 - General Sports - Michael Finch
Michael Finch is Curator at the Sydney Football Stadium in Australia. Here, he gives an insight into the hectic schedule at the most utilised stadium in the country
Victoria’s new home of elite athletes unveiled
22 Feb 2012 - General Sports - Press Release
The new home of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park, will tonight be officially opened by the Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty.
11 Feb 2012 - General Sports - Lee Jackson
Just what impact does a herd of George Michael fans, heavy plant equipment and Rola-Trac covers have on the compaction levels across a football pitch?
9 Jan 2012 - General Sports - Laurence Gale MSc
Understanding what is going on below the surface is critical for successful turfgrass management. Visual inspections, backed up with a professional analysis of soil properties, will give vital information about the condition of the soil and help to produce a more productive environment for plant growth and sustainability.
Sports Cancellations Should be a Thing of the Past
29 Oct 2011 - General Sports - Editor
Sports cancellations should be a thing of the past with the modern drainage technology we have, New Zealand Cricket grounds and facilities manager Ian McKendry says. McKendry has been appointed vice-chairman of the Sports Turf Association of New Zealand (Stanz), and Dr Richard Gibbs has been appointed chairman.
$630,000 in Grants for Burleigh
28 Oct 2011 - General Sports - Editor
Burleigh Heads groups will share $630,000 in sporting grants. State Member Christine Smith said it was the biggest thing to happen in her electorate in her 10 years in Parliament.
Vic Coalition Govt and MCC fund major upgrade of MCG’s Great Southern Stand
23 Sep 2011 - General Sports - Press Release
Premier Ted Baillieu today announced that work on a $55 million upgrade of the Melbourne Cricket Ground's Great Southern Stand will start shortly after the AFL Grand Final following the appointment of Construction Engineering as the project builder.
10 Environmentally Friendly Stadiums Designed for Greener Sports
21 Aug 2011 - General Sports - Editor
Alarming rise in global warming has forced engineers to design eco friendly stadiums that offer an opportunity for greener sports. Just take the tour and see the architectural marvels entwined with modern technology.
AFL to Contribute Cash to new Perth Stadium
17 Aug 2011 - General Sports - Editor
The Australian Football League will contribute towards the new $700 million sports stadium at Burswood, although AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has refused to reveal exactly how much.
Green and Healthy from Root to Tip
8 Jul 2011 - General Sports - David Robinson
In any sporting environment, the quality of the playing surface is critical to the quality of the players' performance. That fundamental truth also means that superior turf is essential for the sporting venue's reputation and its commercial success.
Can we Rebuild Christchurch's Fields of Dreams?
22 May 2011 - General Sports - Editor
Nothing is as it was before February 22. Sport, sadly for many, is no exception. Facilities, especially on the eastern side of the city, were hit hard in the quake, displacing teams and whole sporting organisations.
Natural grass over synthetics
16 May 2011 - General Sports - Stephen Fell
Real grass makes people happy; it increases their sense of well being and reduces stress levels. Research studies have shown that walking barefoot on grass will lower your heart rate.
Belmont Racecourse ruled out for Stadium
3 Apr 2011 - General Sports - Editor
Belmont race course has been effectively ruled out as a possible site for a new sports stadium after Perth Racing finalised a deal to redevelop land in the area.
Rugby, Golfing Interests Converge on NZ in 2011
26 Mar 2011 - General Sports - Press Release
Two of Great Britain's greatest gifts to mankind, golf and rugby, stand to engage sporting enthusiasts by turn when Rugby World Cup 2011 takes place at 12 venues across the length and breadth of New Zealand Sept. 9 through Oct. 23.
Cowra Gift Track Passes the Tony Grieg Test
19 Mar 2011 - General Sports - Editor
Twigg Oval track for the Cowra Gift footrace has passed the Tony Grieg key test, according to event organiser Geoff White and groundsman Brian Garlic ( pictured above).