To add a new
facility, click the "Add New Facility" link in the Admin menu. This will
bring up the Facility Information form with the following fields:
Name Type the name of the facility, up to 16 characters.
This should be just the name. You don't have to include the city as this
information is entered below and also displayed on listings.
Public Checking this box will make this facility and
it's information available to the public.
Address The address is optional,
but if given, it will cause a Map button to be displayed for the facility on
its Detail page. If the user presses it, a detailed map shows the
location given by the address. If you're not sure of the number, just
use the street where people park and perhaps guess at the number until the map
is close enough.
City, State and Zip: The city and
state are not optional and must be entered for listings to be displayed
properly. Visitors can choose to sort the list of facilities by either
the facility name or its location. This makes it easy to find what
they're looking for whether they know the name or location. Also, a city
map can be displayed for the visitor using the information you enter
Note: for Canadian addresses, enter the province as an
abbreviation in the State field and enter the country in the next
Canadian Province Abbreviations:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Country: Optionally enter the
name of the country in this field. If left blank, the United States is
assumed. For Canadian addresses, you must enter "Canada" here in order
for the pop up maps to work correctly.
Drive Time Use this optional field to give local visitors an estimate
of how long it takes to get to the facility from some central location.
This can be invaluable information for team members in helping them arrive on
time for games and practices.
Phone # Some facilities, such as ice rinks and indoor basketball
courts, have phone numbers that members may want to call to inquire about the
facility or games taking place there. You can optionally enter this
Comments Enter any comments
about the facility here, such as its usual condition, parking or seating
arrangements, or whatever you like, up to 50 characters.
URL Optionally enter the
address of another web page you'd like this page to be redirected to when this
facility is clicked, on any schedule or listing.
Status You can change the facility's status by
choosing an option from the drop-down menu.
Directions: This field is
optional, but members (especially new members) will greatly appreciate
whatever information you can provide here. This is a free-form field
where you can enter as much information as you like. You can even
include HTML formatting tags in your text like
"<b>Bold</b>" or "<i>Italic</i>" or even a hyperlink like: "<a
Alias This optional field can be used to specify an alternate
name for the facility that would appear in imported game schedules. When
you use the Game Import feature and facility names within your import file are
not the same as the Name field above, use this field to specify the alias
name. When your schedule is imported, the import utility will first try
to match facility names in the import file to the Alias field. If this
field is blank, the utility will then try to match the Name field. If no
match is found, an error will be reported and the particular game will not be
Home This check box is used
to designate a home facility - a local place where your association plays home
games. Facilities designated as Home will appear at the top of
scheduling lists in order to make it easier to find them when scheduling
Booking This is the number of simultaneous events
which can occur on this facility. For example, if you have two teams that use
the same field for practice, you would want to enter