Athletic Facilities

Customer Spotlight: Cape Henry Racquet Club

CS Cape Henry 02Challenge – Inclement weather conditions
Solution – Hercules Truss Arch Building
Size – 120’ wide x 106’ long
Application – Indoor tennis facility

Cape Henry Racquet Club was founded in 1974 and is located only two miles from the scenic Virginia Beach Boardwalk. In 2009, local tennis instructor Darryl Cummings bought the club with expansion in mind. Cummings, a former college tennis player and coach, wanted to turn the club into a state-of-the-art facility that would be able to hold regional tournaments and local lessons year-round. Continue reading

With Collegiate Athletic Departments Losing Money, ClearSpan Provides a Structural Solution

65 R Bozeman MT D-trackOne of the fastest growing markets in North America is the sporting industry. According to Forbes, the sports market in North America was worth $60.5 billion in 2014. It is expected to reach $73.5 billion by 2019. With TV rights reaching record highs, collegiate athletic departments are looking for a competitive advantage. Continue reading

Customer Spotlight: Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club

120 x 120 Rockwall Tennis CourtsIn 1970, the town of Rockwall, Texas – about 25 miles northeast of Dallas – and architect Ralph Plummer constructed The Shores Country Club on nearly 200 acres along picturesque Lake Ray Hubbard. Overtime, it spurned development of more than 1,300 homes, providing the Rockwall community with a true country club. A mere 40 years later amid declining membership, the club closed, and what seemed to be the end became a resurrection into something more. Continue reading

ClearSpan Fabric Structures? More like ClearSpan Fun Structures!

Indoor Soccer Field by ClearSpanClearSpan provides design-build solutions for any application, and with all the success we’ve found constructing storage and industrial buildings, it’s easy to overlook all of the custom fabric structures we’ve built to ensure people of all ages have fun. That’s right, ClearSpan isn’t just for those looking for a manufacturing space or a municipal building to protect sand and salt, we’re also for those looking to ensure skateboarders have a place to shred, athletes can train year-round and vacationers can take in a concert or special event. We want our customers to enjoy their fabric structure, so let’s take a look at some of our buildings that are dedicated to having a good time. Continue reading

Where You’re Most Likely To See Our Buildings During Your Summer Road Trip!

Into the sunsetMemorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to summer, has come and gone, so now it’s time to hit the road and do that cross-country road trip you’ve been talking about doing the last 10 years, right? Well, if you are going to take on such a feat, there is a 100% chance that you’ll pass by one of our Hercules Truss Arch Buildings, since we have our fabric structures in all 50 states! What state currently holds the rolling title for the most ClearSpan buildings? What states make our Top 5? Take the poll below, check back in one week for the answers, and map out YOUR road trip accordingly.

If you happen to see one of our buildings on your trip, snap a picture of the building, prove to us that you’re on a “road trip,” and we’ll send you a free gift! All you have to do is email the pictures and your mailing address to us at: Don’t worry — we will keep your information confidential — this is our little fun and exciting summertime game.

63 x 360 R Lititz PA CHINT: You’ll know it’s our building if you see our logo at the peak of the building, seen at left! GOOD LUCK!

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“How It’s Made” Comes to ClearSpan


May 8,2014

The Discovery Channel’s popular television show, How It’s Made, descended on a local company’s manufacturing facility to capture the design process of tension fabric buildings. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Is For The “Other Buildings”

about_header_iowaAt long last, Spring is here! Better late than never, right? Now is the time to replace the storm door with the screen door, clean the windows, get the yard ready, clean out the garden beds and look for the over-the-counter allergy combatant that has the lowest sale price. But if you’ve recently purchased a Hercules Truss Arch Building – a.k.a. a fabric structure – from ClearSpan, or if you’re thinking of buying one soon, you’re probably asking yourself: “How in the world am I supposed to clean that fabric cover?” Continue reading

ClearSpan’s Top 8 Stress Relief Building Countdown

Just relaxYesterday was Labor Day and hopefully you had some time to just sit, relax and blow off steam from all the hard work you’ve done all year.  Typically in our blog posts I like to talk about how our Hercules Truss Arch Buildings save you time and money and help increase production and efficiencies, but not today.  Today I’m going to talk about how ClearSpan buildings save you from overworking yourself and help reduce stress in our top 8 stress relief building countdown. Continue reading

Love Notes to ClearSpan

Love NotesIf this were elementary school, ClearSpan Fabric Structures would be everyone’s favorite Valentine! Today’s blog is all about love and how our customers like to express their feelings towards us. I decided to showcase our relationships with our customers by highlighting some of the positive feedback we’ve received from them. Continue reading

Five Reasons the Athletic Industry Loves our Buildings

Bourbon Street, New OrleansLast week I had the privilege of representing ClearSpan Fabric Structures at the 2012 Athletic Business Conference in New Orleans, LA. Since this was my first athletic industry show, as well as my first time in New Orleans, I didn’t know what to expect. Let’s just say, I was not disappointed with the show or the location! I fell head over heels for the city, with its bustling atmosphere, diverse culture and excellent food. I was lucky enough to have my mother and sister come with me.  Needless to say I was all business during the day, but was able to experience all that New Orleans had to offer at night. From walking down Bourbon Street and eating fried catfish to partaking in a piano bar sing-a-long, we managed to do it all. Continue reading