Sports facilities range from Olympic and World Cup venues, professional team stadiums, to high school and college facilities. Professional sports team owners often push the envelope in their quest to build excitement for and attendance at their events. Some major residential and resort developers also build record-breaking recreational facilities as drawing cards.The sports construction market sector has suffered along with the overall market downturn in recent years. According to McGraw- Hill Construction Research & Analytics, the value of construction starts of sports facilities in the U.S. has declined from $4.8 billion in 2006 to $2 billion in 2011.Some firms have
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.