Pitch renovations at the Bet365 Stadium


Grounds manager Andrew Jackson explains the detailed process involved in preparing the turf at the home ground of English soccer side Stoke City FC before the start of the 2018-19 season.

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Inside the Kinnick Stadium renovation

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The US$89m renovation at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium is taking shape. See the progress being made at the north end zone in this behind-the-build video.

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Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Floor Redesign Timelapse


This time-lapse video shows the detailed process of redesigning the wood floor at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center at the University of North Dakota, home to its basketball and volleyball teams.

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Affectionately known as 'Smurf Turf' at what stadium will you find the world's only blue AstroTurf playing surface? 

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Revitalisation plans for Target Center

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the City of Minneapolis have announced that a preliminary agreement has been reached for a US$97m renovation of Target Center. The plan will see the outdated exterior redesigned, while the amenities and facilities for both players and fans will be greatly modernised and improved. Target Center is one of the oldest buildings in the NBA and its facilities are vastly outdated compared to other venues in the league.

Under the agreement, the Timberwolves will pay US$43m towards the project, the City of Minneapolis will contribute US$48.5m and building manager AEG will pay US$5.5m. As part of the deal, the Timberwolves will extend their lease at Target Center to 2032, strengthening the franchise's long-term future in Minnesota.

"I would have liked a new facility, but I'm a Minnesotan, I served in the legislature, I know about taxes because I pay a lot of them, and I thought about what would be the most common sense (approach)," said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor.

Talks began on a US$150m plan for Target Center in February 2011, as city leaders and the Timberwolves got the project latched on to the bill that allocated funds for a new Vikings football stadium. As talks continued over the past 18 months, the plan was adjusted. While the renovation won't be quite as extensive as first hoped, the city has secured an additional US$50m capital expenditure fund for maintenance and improvements over the next few years.

Subject to approval, design work on the project will begin imminently, with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2014. The Timberwolves and defending WNBA champion Lynx will continue to play in the building throughout the renovation.

The plan will be voted on for approval by the City Council on 12 November.

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