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ERIC Number: ED356222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
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Large Indoor Sports and Recreation Facilities.
Seidler, Todd
This paper presents an overview and analysis of field houses, stadiums, arenas, and campus recreation centers. All are large indoor sports or recreation facilities. In general, stadiums and arenas are spectator facilities while field houses and campus recreation centers are primarily designed for activity. A college field house is a structure that encloses large open areas for sports and recreational activities. Campus recreation centers, a fast growing concept, are designed to improve the quality of campus life. Examples of each of these structures is provided, with locations and descriptions. To ensure that any new construction of a large sports or recreation facility will meet the present and future needs of users, a number of considerations must be addressed during the planning process: site selection; single use versus multi-purpose facilities; modules; lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; entrances, exits, and lobbies; facility management offices; rest rooms; storage; spectator seating; and sight lines. Innovations in construction types include: geodesic domes; fabric structures; tension structures; air-supported structures; combined air-supported and tension structures; and portable air structures. (Contains 12 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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