ASBA Announces 2018 Award Winners

FOREST HILL, MD –The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, 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, Court and Recreational Facilities and Track and Field Facilities. Within some categories, there are divisions; for example, the Tennis Court category recognizes facilities in Indoor, Residential and Outdoor divisions.

Presentation of award plaques was made at the Technical Meeting, recently held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting had an all-time-high attendance of well over 600 industry members and more than 60 exhibitors in the trade show.

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 meet or exceed the standard.

Winning projects are as follows:

Distinguished Outdoor Track Facilities
Crusader Athletic Complex at Helias Catholic High School
Jefferson City, Missouri
Fisher Tracks Inc., Boone, Iowa

Benicia High School
Benicia, California
Verde Design Inc., Santa Clara, California

Spec Towns Track–University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Medallion Athletic Products, Inc., Mooresville, North Carolina

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools
Howard Lake, Minnesota
Fisher Tracks Inc., Boone, Iowa

Ingram Field–U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, Maryland
Miller Flooring Co., West Chester, Pennsylvania

Distinguished Track & Field Facility
Hayward High School
Hayward, California
Verde Design, Santa Clara, California

Saguaro High School Stadium
Scottsdale, Arizona
Elite Sports Builders, Phoenix, Arizona

Weston High School–Proctor Track & Field
Weston, Massachusetts
Activitas Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts

Christian Home and Bible School
Mount Dora, Florida
American Athletic Courts Inc., Vincentown, New Jersey

Distinguished Tennis Facilities


Distinguished Outdoor Tennis Facilities
University of Michigan–William Clay Ford Courts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, Michigan

Aberdeen Golf & Country Club
Boynton Beach, Florida
Welch Tennis Courts Inc., Sun City, Florida

Bronze Award
Roxbury Latin School
West Roxbury, Mass.
Stantec’s Sport Group, Boston, Massachusetts

Apex Tennis Center
Arvada, Colorado
Renner Sports Surfaces, Denver, Colorado

Cedarburg School District
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sport Surfaces LLC, Glendale, Wisconsin

East Kentwood High School
Kentwood, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, Michigan

Village of Greendale
Greendale, Wisconsin
Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sport Surfaces LLC, Glendale, Wisconsin

Guilford Tennis Center
Rockford, Illinois
Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sport Surfaces LLC, Glendale, Wisconsin

Seven Hills School
Cincinnati, Ohio
Sportworks Field Design, West Chester, Ohio

Stonegate Community Association Racquet Center
Scottsdale, Arizona
Elite Sports Builders, Phoenix, Arizona

Wheeling High School
Wheeling, Illinois
Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sport Surfaces LLC, Glendale, Wisconsin

Distinguished Residential Tennis Facilities
Watkins Residence
Birmingham, Alabama
Lower Bros. Co. Inc., Birmingham, Alabama

Rollings Residence
Radnor, Pennsylvania
Pro-Sport Construction Inc., Devon, Pennsylvania

Fenner Residence
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Pro-Sport Construction Inc., Devon, Pennsylvania

Distinguished Indoor Tennis Facilities
Apex Indoor Tennis Center
Arvada, Colorado
Renner Sports Surfaces, Denver, Colorado

Distinguished Field Facilities

Single Field Facilities
Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park–AirPAT
Atlanta, Georgia
The Motz Group, Cincinnati, Ohio

Springfield College Archie-Allen Baseball Field
Springfield, Massachusetts
Activitas Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts

Millikin University Workman Family Softball Field
Decatur, Illinois
Byrne & Jones Construction, Bridgeton, Missouri

Carter High School
Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
Baseline Sports Construction, Knoxville, Tennessee

Clarkston High School
Clarkston, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, Michigan

Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium
Daytona Beach, Florida
Nidy Sports Construction, Longwood, Florida

Forest Hills Eastern High School
Ada, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, Michigan

Gonzalez Field
Dedham, Massachusetts
Activitas Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts

Hampshire Field at Blair Academy
Blairstown, New Jersey
Sasaki Associates Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts

Horace Greeley High School
Chappaqua, New York
Woodard & Curran, White Plains, New York

Marlborough Middle School
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Activitas Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Act Global, Austin, Texas

Murphy-Mellis Field at Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
SCG Fields LLC, Brecksville, Ohio

Northmen Stadium–Petoskey Public Schools
Petoskey, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, Michigan

Oriole Park at Stanley-Boyd School District
Stanley, Wisconsin
Rettler Corp., Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Warrior Stadium–Merrimack College
North Andover, Massachusetts
Huntress Associates Inc., Andover, Massachusetts

Waunakee Warrior High School
Waunakee, Wisconsin
Rettler Corp., Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Waupaca Comets High School
Waupaca, Wisconsin
Rettler Corp., Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Wilmington-Yentile Farm Recreational Facility
Wilmington, Massachusetts
Stantec’s Sport Group, Boston, Massachusetts

Multiple-Field Facilities
USSSA Space Coast Complex
Melbourne, Florida
AstroTurf Corp., Dalton, Georgia

Paul Goode Field
San Francisco, California
Verde Design Inc., Santa Clara, California

Lovell Playground Athletic Field
Weymouth, Massachusetts

Activitas Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts

Attanasio Family Field at Murry Stadium
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Gale Associates Inc., Weymouth, Massachusetts

Indian Creek School
Crownsville, Maryland
Gale Associates Inc., Weymouth, Massachusetts

Missouri Rush Soccer Complex
O’Fallon, Missouri
Byrne & Jones Construction, Bridgeton, Missouri

Portland Sports Complex
Portland, Texas
Hellas Construction Inc., Austin, Texas

Roger Glass Stadium
Dayton, Ohio
The Motz Group, Cincinnati, Ohio

Distinguished Court & Recreational Facilities

Residential Pickleball Bronze Award
Cunningham Residence
Birmingham, Alabama
Lower Bros. Co. Inc., Birmingham, Alabama

K. Cove Court
Austin, Texas
Ace Surfaces North America Inc., Altamonte Springs, Florida

Within each category, specific facilities were chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The winners were as follows:

TRACK DIVISION

Outstanding Outdoor Track Facility of the Year
Crusader Athletic Complex at Helias Catholic High School
Jefferson City, Missouri
Fisher Tracks Inc., Boone, Iowa

Silver Award
Benicia High School
Benicia, California
Verde Design Inc., Santa Clara, California

Bronze Award
Spec Towns Track–University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Medallion Athletic Products, Inc., Mooresville, North Carolina

TENNIS DIVISION

Outstanding Outdoor Tennis Facility of the Year
University of Michigan–William Clay Ford Courts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, Michigan

Silver Award
Aberdeen Golf & Country Club
Boynton Beach, Florida
Welch Tennis Courts Inc., Sun City, Florida

Bronze Award
Roxbury Latin School
West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Stantec’s Sport Group, Boston, Massachusetts

Outstanding Indoor Tennis Facility of the Year
Apex Indoor Tennis Center
Arvada, Colorado
Renner Sports Surfaces, Denver, Colorado

Outstanding Residential Tennis Facility of the Year
Watkins Residence
Birmingham, Alabama
Lower Bros. Co. Inc., Birmingham, Alabama

Silver Award
Rollings Residence
Radnor, Pennsylvania
Pro-Sport Construction Inc., Devon, Pennsylvania

Fenner Residence
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Pro-Sport Construction Inc., Devon, Pennsylvania

FIELDS DIVISION

Outstanding Single-Field Facility of the Year
Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park–AirPAT
Atlanta, Georgia
The Motz Group, Cincinnati, Ohio

Silver Award
Springfield College Archie-Allen Baseball Field
Springfield, Massachusetts
Activitas Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts

Bronze Award
Millikin University Workman Family Softball Field
Decatur, Illinois
Byrne & Jones Construction, Bridgeton, Missouri

Outstanding Multi-Field Facility of the Year
USSSA Space Coast Complex
Melbourne, Florida
AstroTurf Corp., Dalton, Georgia

Silver Award
Paul Goode Field
San Francisco, California
Verde Design Inc., Santa Clara, California

Bronze Award
Lovell Playground Athletic Field
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Activitas Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts

Track & Field Facility of the Year
Hayward High School
Hayward, California
Verde Design Inc., Santa Clara, California

Silver Award
Saguaro High School Stadium
Scottsdale, Arizona
Elite Sports Builders, Phoenix, Arizona

Bronze Award
Weston High School–Proctor Track & Field
Weston, Massachusetts
Activitas Inc., Dedham, Massachusetts

Courts & Recreation Division
Residential Pickleball Bronze Award

Cunningham Residence
Birmingham, Alabama
Lower Bros. Co. Inc., Birmingham, Alabama

Each year, ASBA opens its awards program in the spring with a deadline for applications of June 1.

The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality sports facility construction. The ASBA sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines for both tennis courts and running tracks, and keeps its members aware of the latest developments in the industry. It also offers voluntary certification programs in tennis court, running track and sports field construction.

Available at no charge is a listing of all publications offered by the Association, as well as the ASBA’s Membership Directory. For information on the ASBA, as well as on its publications, activities and upcoming meetings, please contact the Association at 9 Newport Drive, Suite 200, Forest Hill, Maryland, 21050. The toll-free phone number is 866-501-ASBA, the local number is 410-730-9595, and the fax number is 410-730-8833. The ASBA also may be reached electronically via its website: www.sportsbuilders.org, or via e-mail at info@sportsbuilders.org.