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See below for a selection of the latest books from Sporting venues category. Presented with a red border are the Sporting venues books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sporting venues books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Lansdowne Through the Years

Lansdowne Through the Years

Author: Edward Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/2010

Lansdowne Road Stadium, the oldest international stadium in the world, has been at the centre of Irish sporting life since it opening in 1878. In 2006 the stadium closed its doors as it underwent extensive renovation. As the doors open on the new Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Through the Years commemorates the best rugby played at the stadium in the last 60 years. Edward Newman brings together the memories of great rugby players and personalities - including JPR Williams, Jack Kyle, Syd Millar, Keith Wood, Denis Hickie, Martin Johnson and Gaving Hastings. Accompanied by evocative photographs, these recollections provide the perfect record of Irish rugby's greatest days and greatest deeds to commemorate the opening of the new Aviva Stadium.

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

Author: Mark (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Dyreson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2009

Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation's geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced 'sportscapes'-landscapes literally shaped by their devotion to athletic competition. Curiously, given the importance of the secular cathedrals in American culture, historians have paid little attention to these edifices. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport seeks to remedy that oversight. This book will analyze stadiums from a variety of perspectives, paying special attention to the links between the 'built environment' in which Americans watch and play games and the larger social environments that the nation's sporting practices inhabit. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport explores the role of stadiums in shaping urban identities, determining the economics of intercollegiate athletics, influencing local and national politics. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Sports Facilities and Technologies

Sports Facilities and Technologies

Developers, designers and operators are increasingly needing to create versatile sport and leisure amenities that are of lasting value to local and wider communities. Placing facilities design and operation at the heart of sports development, this book adopts a holistic approach, integrating experience in the field with collective knowledge across many different uses and technologies. Extensive use of case studies from around the world makes this book a definitive reference for practitioners and students in sports and leisure, building design and facilities management.

Capital Sporting Grounds

Capital Sporting Grounds

Author: Brett L. Abrams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2009

Politics is nothing new to Washington, D.C., even in the arena marked off with base paths and outfield grass. The stadium for the expansion Washington Nationals baseball team cost over $600 million dollars and while opponents decried the waste of taxpayer money, supporters promised the stadium would generate economic development. Land swaps, closed-door deals, and valuable parking-lot strategies were as complex as any strategy employed on the diamond. The district's past stadiums, tracks and Olympics facilities are archived and described in this history, along with their political backdrops. It features drawings, photographs and maps.

The Diamond in the Bronx

The Diamond in the Bronx

Timed to be released at the start of 2008 spring training, Neil Sullivan's The Diamond in the Bronx chronicles the entire history of a stadium that has been home to the greatest dynasty in sports history, a stadium that will see its final Yankees game in 2008. As Yankee Stadium is about to become a memory, an indelible part of the cultural history of baseball and of New York City, Neil Sullivan's The Diamond in the Bronx offers a fascinating account of its history and its position at the intersection of sports, business, government, and society, Sullivan tells how Yankee Stadium came to be built in 1923, at a time when the Bronx was a burgeoning borough that held middle class housing for immigrants as well as hunting lodges for wealthy Manhattanites, an era when small children could ride the subway, alone, to the ball game, and when many of the ballplayers themselves lived on the Grand Concourse. As the city and the Bronx changed, Yankeedom changed too, and the stadium is now surrounded by of parking lots, symbolic of the team's suburban fan base and the decline of the South Bronx. In recent years the team has threatened to leave New York City, prompting extravagant proposals for keeping it there, including a billion dollar new stadium in Manhattan to be financed with public money. The resulting stadium controversy tells us much about the public's changing views of government and the changing nature of professional sports. For Yankee fans, baseball aficionados, and anyone interested in the increasingly vexed relationship between sports, business, and politics, The Diamond in the Bronx offers a wealth of detail, insight, and historical perspective.

Lansdowne Through the Years

Lansdowne Through the Years

Author: Edward Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2006

Lansdowne Road Stadium, the oldest international stadium in the world, has been at the centre of Irish sporting life since it opening in 1878. This year the stadium will close its doors as it undergoes extensive renovation. As the time comes for the last fan to make his way through the turnstiles, Lansdowne Through the Years commemorates the best rugby played at the stadium in the last 60 years. Edward Newman brings together the memories of thirty great rugby players and personalities - including JPR Williams, Jack Kyle, George Hook and Gerry Ryan. Accompanied by ninety stunning photographs, these recollections provide the perfect record of Irish rugby's greatest days and greatest deeds.

Played in Birmingham

Played in Birmingham

Author: Steve Beauchampe, Simon Inglis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2006

Veterans Stadium

Veterans Stadium

Author: Rich Westcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2005

Veterans Stadium was the outdoor sports and concert capital of Philadelphia from 1971 until its televised demolition in 2004. At its best, \u0022The Vet\u0022 spawned two of the greatest moments in the city's sports history-Tug McGraw's 1980 strikeout of Willie Wilson to win the World Series and the Eagles thrashing of the Dallas Cowboys to clinch their first Super Bowl bid. At its worst, it saw fans pelt Santa Claus with snowballs and the opening of an in-stadium branch of Philadelphia municipal court to deal with rowdy Eagles fans. Part of a look-alike generation of all-purpose stadiums erected around the country, the Vet took on its own personality over the years. For all its deficiencies, it left fans loving it in the way they loved their own families-warts and all. Almost 100 photographs and Rich Westcott's yarns make Veterans Stadium the one book that will help Philadelphians-and Philadelphia visitors-remember thirty years of their history.

Aquatic Facility Management

Aquatic Facility Management

Author: Paul Fawcett Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/2005

- Complete information about how to develop, manage, and promote effective aquatics programs - Ample reproducible forms for handling everything from program promotion and risk management to evaluation of staff and programs - Student-friendly textbook features - Information on industry standards, related organizations, equipment sources, and more Aquatic Facility Management provides current and future aquatics professionals with a complete guide to running aquatics programs safely and effectively. This practical reference covers everything an aquatics director needs, including detailed information on - directing, promoting, and evaluating programs; - administering a budget and developing staff; - overseeing all aspects of lifeguarding and safety systems; and - managing risks, water chemistry and filtration systems, and facility operations. Course instructors will appreciate the book's student-friendly features, including chapter objectives, key terms, and chapter summaries. In addition to the extensive information on program development and management, the book offers lists of additional resources for each chapter; a variety of reproducible forms to use in promoting, running, and evaluating programs; and several appendixes that list aquatic-related agencies, equipment sources, and more. With its complete coverage of relevant topics, Aquatic Facility Management provides aquatics professionals with an effective training resource and invaluable reference that they'll turn to again and again.

Managing Healthy Sports Fields

Managing Healthy Sports Fields

Author: Paul D. Sachs Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2004

The huge chemical arsenal once available to turf managers for pest, weed and disease control has slowly but surely been restricted or regulated. As a result alternative methods have had to be sought. This text aims to liberate the modern turf manager from dependency on chemical treatments through suggestions you can adapt to specific field types, climatic zones, and desired appearance. Author Paul Sachs offers safety for people and animals, as well as longevity for the land, without sacrificing the quality of the turf itself. * Written for turf managers who need to reduce or eliminate chemical pesticides and fertilisers in their turfgrass management processes.* Offers advice and practical steps to earth-conscious turf managers, and those who are responding to the growing chorus of concerns about fertilisers and pesticides.* Covers the basics of soil fertility, composting, methods of soil analysis, cultural practices and pests.

Turfgrass Installation, Management and Maintenance

Turfgrass Installation, Management and Maintenance

Author: Rodney Johns Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2003

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The complete illustrated source book for the Turfgrass industry--examining every aspect of turf establishment and maintenance and providing practical solutions to a multitude of problems and situations. Includes numerous tables, charts, photos, and line drawings.

Baseball and Softball Fields

Baseball and Softball Fields

Author: James C. Puhalla, Jeffrey V. Krans, J. Michael, Jr. Goatley Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2003

Create the flawless playing field your team and its fans deserve. This book covers it all, from stadium and field design to fences and drainage to amenities for spectators. In practical, non-technical language, the authors outline the most common problems you're likely to encounter and provide solutions for each, including special considerations for all major North American climate zones. With contributions from Major League groundskeepers who share their experiences in managing state-of-the-art facilities, this guide is your ticket to a truly gorgeous field.