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ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities 

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One of the most important organizations in our sport is the ASBA. If you are a track coach, AD or Facility Manager and you do not know about the ASBA, I feel sorry for you. One of the most nightmare situations a coach, AD or Facility manager deals with is rebuilding a track facility. There is some absolute junk out there. 

The ASBA is a non-profit with great people who want to demystify building a sports facility. I visited their convention for a decade and loved the camaraderie, the mission many were on building great facilities. This is a great group! 

ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities

Forest Hill, MD – The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.

Awards are presented in various categories: Tennis Courts, Running Tracks, Sports Fields, Pickleball Facilities and Track & Field Facilities. Within some categories, there are divisions; for example, the Sports Field category recognizes single- and multiple-field facilities.

Winners of awards were announced at the Association’s 2022 Technical Meeting, presented from December 2-5 in Palm Desert, California.

“We are proud of the work done by all members of ASBA but this year’s award-winning projects showcase true excellence,” said David Clapp, CTCB, chairman of the Association. “They are not only designed and constructed to exacting standards, as well as being aesthetically beautiful, but they provide an excellent playing experience for the athletes who use them and the spectators who come to watch them.”

Projects are scored individually based on considerations such as layout and design, site work, drainage, base construction, surface, amenities, innovation and overall impression. Winning entries are those whose cumulative scores met or exceeded the standard:


Distinguished Single Field Facilities 

Howard Fellows Stadium

Peru, Illinois

Byrne & Jones Sports Construction Field

Columbus, Ohio

SCG Fields LLC

LSU Tiger Stadium

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

HNP Landscape Architecture

MLS Stadium FC Cincinnati TQL Stadium

Cincinnati, Ohio

The Motz Group

Waunakee High School–Warrior Soccer Stadium

Waunakee, Wisconsin

Rettler Corp.

Hill Field at Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts


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