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Ontario, Canada - It’s a “new year, new look” for the University of Toronto’s Varsity Arena. As part of a branding opportunity for the Varsity Blues hockey team, a striking new arena seat cover is taking a high-profile position just behind the team benches.

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Milford, OH - There’s no question that COVERMASTER® EVERGREEN® turf covers are helping to keep the ball rolling for FC Cincinnati. The MLS team has purchased over 360,000 square feet of turf blankets for both their home stadium — the new soccer-specific TQL Stadium in Cincinnati — and their practice fields in Milford, Ohio.

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Birmingham, AL - The Birmingham Barons are no strangers to the benefits of baseball field tarps, regularly reaching out to COVERMASTER® for new infield protection for their field in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Toledo, WA - Thinking of investing in a new gym floor covering? Ordering samples of the various types of COVERMASTER® gym floor tarps is one of the best ways to choose the right system for your gymnasium.

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Bob Quigley is a recognized facility management professional, with over 40 years of progressive experience specifically in the management of multipurpose athletic facilities. This includes 18 years as General Manager of a very busy 125,000sq ft. facility with upwards of 1,000,000 entrances per year. Bob graduated from university with a Degree in Sport Science and Administration and is considered among his colleagues, a specialist in revenue generation and facility cost recovery. He has presented at numerous conferences, including the Athletic Business Conference and Tradeshow in Orlando and San Antonio, many regional conferences and even the Bingo World Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas. COVERMASTER® has asked Bob to provide our readers with some valuable tools and personal examples of unique situations relating to his management experience and consulting on multipurpose facilities.

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My name is Bob Quigley and I appreciate you taking the time to read my second blog here at the COVERMASTER® Tips from The Pros blog. If you read my last installment, we discussed the valuable tool of using a percentage allocation analysis in determining the true cost of each revenue center in a multi-purpose facility. Using this analysis, a fairly accurate determination can be made of break-even price points on each of the products you sell. We discussed examples of breaking a swimming pool down to the cost of each lane per hour and ice rentals broken down to the true cost of an ice sheet per hour. This creates a base line to figure out a break-even price point to determine your net return per sale; commonly called your profit margin.

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Fairmont, WV - Fairmont State’s gym carpet tiles have been working so well over the years that the West Virginia University decided to upgrade this year with the same product.

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Maisse, France - From France to Belgium to the UK and beyond, COVERMASTER® is spreading its name across Europe by providing top-rated sports covers to venues continent-wide. EVERGREEN® RADIANT turf covers was one of the most recent products to make the trip.

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Baton Rouge, LA - When the Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ran into trouble with an order for new stadium seat covers, COVERMASTER® quickly came to the rescue.

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Werner Park - The Omaha Storm Chasers are keeping the rain away with one of the industry’s premier choices in baseball field tarps.

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Ross Kurcab is a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and a professional sports field consultant with 30 years’ experience as a head turf manager in professional football. He graduated from Colorado State University’s Turfgrass Management program and now operates and owns Championship Sports Turf Systems.

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Bill Squires served 12 years in the United States Navy. In 1987, he entered the sports facilities and event management business and has held top-level positions with Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium, First Energy Stadium and ESPN Wide World of Sports. Bill has his own consulting business featuring clients such as the New York Football Giants. He is a member of the Sports League Sports Council which works with the Department of Homeland...

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Newtown Square, PA - The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania is turning their sports field into a special events venue with a little help from some proven turf protection.

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Ross Kurcab is a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and a professional sports field consultant with 30 years’ experience as a head turf manager in professional football. He graduated from Colorado State University’s Turfgrass Management program and now operates and owns Championship Sports Turf Systems.

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Nashville, TN -Next year will mark another milestone for the Nashville Soccer Club as they kick off the 2022 season in the newly built Nashville SC Stadium, being touted as the largest soccer-specific stadium in the U.S.

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Newtown Square, PA - The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania is turning their sports field into a special events venue with a little help from some proven turf protection.

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Ann Arbor, MA - Ice and field hockey may have their similarities, but when it comes to the playing surface the two couldn’t be more different.

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Elsah, IL - The Principia School, an esteemed private school in St. Louis, Missouri, was so pleased with the results of their EVERGREEN® turf covers that their sister school, Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, decided to go with the same product for their soccer pitch.

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Ross Kurcab is a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and a professional sports field consultant with 30 years’ experience as a head turf manager in professional football. He graduated from Colorado State University’s Turfgrass Management program and now operates and owns Championship Sports Turf Systems.

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Metuchen, NJ - Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey discovered how quickly and economically gym carpet can transform any gymnasium into a more formal venue when they decided to replace a decades-old vinyl cover with the popular gym floor carpet.

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