ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities for 2011, release courtesy of ASBA, note by Larry Eder

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American Sports Builders Association
8480 Baltimore National Pike · Suite 307
Ellicott City , MD 21043·866-501-ASBA ·410-730-9595 ·Fax: 410-730-8833
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 5, 2011
Contact: Fred Stringfellow, CAE
866-501-ASBA, Fax: 410-730-8833

ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities
Ellicott City, MD - The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers 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 and Indoor Multi-Purpose Facilities. Within each category there are divisions; for example, the Tennis Court category recognizes facilities in Indoor, Residential and Outdoor divisions; additional honors were given in the 'Green' competition, for award-winning athletic facilities that used the most eco-friendly design, construction and operating techniques.
Presentation of award plaques was made at the Technical Meeting, recently held in Palm Desert, California. 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. This year saw an unprecedented number of entries in the competition.
Winning projects are as follows:
Distinguished Tennis Facilities
RESIDENTIAL TENNIS FACILITIES
Berce Residence
Frankville, Wisconsin
New Construction: Munson, Inc. (Glendale, Wisconsin)
Dr. Bourne Residence
Salt Lake City, Utah
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Tennis and Track Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Butternut Hollow Residence Indoor Tennis Court
Greenwich, Connecticut
New Construction: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLC
Fair Haven, New Jersey
Cohen Residence
Weston, Massachusetts
New Construction: Cape& Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)
Cox Residence
Ogden, Utah
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Tennis and Track Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Crossland/Kirkpatrick Residence
Napa, California
New Construction: Vintage Contractors, Inc. (San Francisco, California)
Gin Lane Residential Residence
Long Island, New York
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLC
Fair Haven, New Jersey
Gordon Residence
Boca Raton, Florida
New Construction: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida)
JJJ Ranch
Dawson, Texas
New Construction: Patriot Court Systems, Inc. (Houston, Texas)
Kirslis Residential Tennis Court
Norwell, Massachusetts
New Construction: Boston Tennis Court Construction Co., Inc. (Hanover, Massachusetts)
Private Residence
Glen Ellen, California
New Construction: Vintage Contractors, Inc. (San Francisco, California)
Private Residence
Miami Beach, Florida
New Construction: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida)
Roberts Residence
Wellesley, Massachusetts
New Construction: Cape& Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)
Richard Schmidt Residence
West Linn, Oregon
New Construction: Atlas Track & Tennis (Tualatin, Oregon)
OUTDOOR TENNIS FACILITIES
Berkshire School Tennis Facility
Sheffield, Massachusetts
New Construction: Cape& Island Tennis & Track
Pocasset, Massachusetts
Blackhawk School District Tennis Facility
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Vasco Sports Construction (Massillon, Ohio)
Boca Raton Tennis Center
Boca Raton, Florida
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida)
Colorado State University Tennis Facility
Fort Collins, Colorado
New Construction: Renner Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Denver, Colorado)
Elkin Municipal Tennis Courts: Tom Gwyn Tennis Complex
Elkin, North Carolina
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Court One (Granite Quarry, North Carolina)
The Tennis Center at Fish Hawk Ranch
Valrico, Florida
New Construction: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida)
Florence Tennis Center
Florida, SC
New Construction: Talbot Tennis (Marietta, GA)
Goddard USD 265 Sports Complex
Goddard, Kansas
New Construction: Mid-America Courtworks (Wichita, Kansas)
Goodale Park
West Boylston, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Warner Larson, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts)
Hunt Logan Tennis Facility at Choate Rosemary Hall
Wallingford, Connecticut
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)
New Orleans City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Construction: American Tennis Courts, Inc. (Mobile, Alabama)
Polo Park Tennis Facility
Miami Beach, Florida
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida)
Quarry Beach Club Tennis Center
Naples, Florida
New Construction: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida)
INDOOR TENNIS FACILITY
Belle Meade Country Club
Nashville, Tennessee
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Baseline Sports Construction, LLC (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Distinguished Indoor Multi-Purpose Facilities
Boston University Track and Tennis Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland)
University of Findlay Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex
Findlay, Ohio
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois)
Monroe 33 Tennis, Basketball & Sports Center
Monroe, New Jersey
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLC
Fair Haven, New Jersey
Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
New Construction: GMB Architecture and Engineering (Holland, Michigan)
Distinguished Track Facilities
OUTDOOR RUNNING TRACK FACILITIES
Barnstable High School
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)
Bishop Gorman High School
Las Vegas, Nevada
New Construction: Renner Sports Surfaces (Denver, Colorado)
Brandon High School Outdoor Track Facility
Ortonville, Michigan
New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)
Detroit Lakes High School
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)
Elkins High School
Fort Bend, Texas
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)
Harvard University - McCurdy Running Track
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)
Ken Hall Stadium at High Tower High School
Fort Bend, Texas
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)
Leopard Stadium - Outdoor Track
Gainesville, Texas
New Construction: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas)
North Reading High School
North Reading, Massachusetts
New Construction: Cape& Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)
Sisseton High School
Sisseton, South Dakota
New Construction: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)
Spire Institute-The GaREAT Sports Complex Running Track
Geneva, Ohio
New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces (Hunt Valley, Maryland)
Swenson Field Athletic Complex, Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Gale Associates, Inc. (Weymouth, Massachusetts)
Tecumseh High School Outdoor Track Facility
Tecumseh, Michigan
New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)
Winnacunnet Regional High School
Hampton, New Hampshire
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis (Pocassett, Massachusetts)
INDOOR TRACK FACILITY
Indoor Running Track at SPIRE Institute
Geneva, Ohio
New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland)
Distinguished Sports Fields
SINGLE FIELD FACILITIES
Alexander Gusdorf Eco-Park High Altitude Soccer Complex
Taos, New Mexico
New Construction: Living Designs Group Architects (Taos, New Mexico)
Avon Lake High School
Avon Lake, Ohio
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Vasco Sports Construction (Massillon, Ohio)
Brandon High School Synthetic Turf Football Facility
Ortonville, Michigan
New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)
Carrollton High School Synthetic Field
Carrollton, Georgia
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Sports Turf Company, Inc. (Whitesburg, Georgia)
Dearborn High School Synthetic Turf Multi-Purpose Facility
Dearborn, Michigan
New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)
Englemann Soccer Field at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Upgrade of Existing Facility: GRAEF (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Farrington Field
Fort Worth, Texas
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Paragon Sports Constructors, LLC (Fort Worth, Texas)
Gateway Regional High School
Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
Upgrade of Existing Facility: American Athletic Courts, Inc. (Vincentown, New Jersey)
Joliet Memorial Stadium - Field
Joliet, Illinois
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois)
Lake Shore High School Synthetic Turf Football Facility
St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)
LaVernia High School
La Vernia, Texas
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas)
Napa Memorial Stadium
Napa, California
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance (Folsom, California)
Northeastern University Parsons Field
Brookline, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Sasaki Associates, Inc. (Watertown, Massachusetts)
Oaks Christian High School
Westlake Village, California
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Hellas Construction, Inc. (Austin, Texas)
Pahrump Valley High School
Pahrump, Nevada
Upgrade of Existing Facility: UBU Sports (Atlanta, Georgia)
Pioneer Stadium at California State University East Bay
Hayward, California
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
Princeton Rays Baseball Stadium-Hunnicutt Field
Princeton, West Virginia
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Carolina Green Corp. (Indian Trail, North Carolina)
Santa Barbara City College-La Playa Stadium
Santa Barbara, California
Upgrade of Existing Facility: UBU Sports (Atlanta, Georgia)
Scottsdale Christian Academy
Phoenix, Arizona
Upgrade of Existing Facility: General Acrylics, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)
Softball Stadium Facility at Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, California
New Construction: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New Construction: Stantec (Boston, Massachusetts)
Southern Methodist University-Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas)
Sun Prairie Senior High School Varsity Baseball Field
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
New Construction: Rettler Corporation (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)
Taos Eco Park
Taos, New Mexico
New Construction: Lone Mountain Contracting, Inc. (Bosque Farms, New Mexico)
Tecumseh High School Synthetic Turf Athletic Facility
Tecumseh, Michigan
New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)
University of South Carolina - Gamecocks Carolina Stadium
Columbia, South Carolina
New Construction: Carolina Green Corp. (Indian Trail, North Carolina)
Vert Track, Soccer& Lacrosse Stadium at High Point University
High Point, North Carolina
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Medallion Athletic Products (Mooresville, North Carolina)
MULTI-FIELD FACILITIES
Dan Foley Sports Park
Vallejo, California
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance (Folsom, California)
Edsel Ford High School Athletic Facility
Dearborn, Michigan
New Construction: Foresite Design, Inc. (Berkley, Michigan)
George Washington High School
San Francisco, California
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
Grand Park
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
New Construction: Carolina Green Corp. (Indian Trail, North Carolina)
Las Vegas Sports Park-Soccer Facility
Las Vegas, Nevada
Upgrade of Existing Facility: UBU Sports (Atlanta, Georgia)
Leopard Stadium - Multi Field
Gainesville, Texas
New Construction: Texas Sport Builders (Burleson, Texas)
Manor ISD Main Stadium
Manor, Texas
New Construction: Texas Sports Builders (Burleson, Texas)
Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Sports Turf Company, Inc. (Whitesburg, Georgia)
Newton South High School
Newton, Massachusetts
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Gale Associates, Inc. (Weymouth, Massachusetts)
Northeast Recreational Field Complex at UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
New Construction: Medallion Athletic Products, Inc. (Mooresville, North Carolina)
Questa High School - Fields
Questa, New Mexico
New Construction: Lone Mountain Contracting, Inc. (Bosque Farms, New Mexico)
Rice Lake Area School District
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Rettler Corporation (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)
Riverside Park
Cincinnati, Ohio
Upgrade of Existing Facility: The Motz Group (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Shanahan Field at Choate Rosemary Hall
Wallingford, Connecticut
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Milone & MacBroom, Inc.(Cheshire, Connecticut)
Smith River Sports Complex
Martinsville, Virginia
New Construction: Carolina Green Corp. (Indian Trail, North Carolina)
Stagg High School (Phase I)
Stockton, California
New Construction: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
Taos High School Athletic Field Complex
Taos, New Mexico
Upgrade of Existing Facility: : Living Designs Group Architects (Taos, New Mexico)
Tuba City High School
Tuba City, Arizona
New Construction: General Acrylics, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)
Vestavia Hills Sports Park
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
New Construction: Covington Flooring Company, Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama)
Green Facility Award Winners
Alexander Gusdorf Eco-Park, High Altitude Soccer Complex
Taos, New Mexico
New Construction: Living Designs Group Architects (Taos, New Mexico)
Napa Memorial Stadium
Napa, California
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance (Folsom, California)
Riverside Park
Cincinnati, Ohio
Upgrade of Existing Facility: The Motz Group (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Soldiers Field Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New Construction: Stantec (Boston, Massachusetts)
Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The winners were as follows:
TENNIS FACILITIES OF THE YEAR:
RESIDENTIAL:
Gordon Residence
Boca Raton, Florida
New Construction: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida)
OUTDOOR:
Hunt Logan Tennis Facility at Choate Rosemary Hall
Wallingford, Connecticut
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Cape & Island Tennis & Track (Pocasset, Massachusetts)
INDOOR:
Indoor Tennis Courts at Belle Meade Country Club
Nashville, Tennessee
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Baseline Sports Construction, LLC (Knoxville, Tennessee)
INDOOR MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY OF THE YEAR
University of Findlay - Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex
Findlay, Ohio
Upgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois)
TRACK FACILITIES OF THE YEAR:
OUTDOOR:
Spire Institute - The GaREAT Sports Complex Running Track
Geneva, Ohio
New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces (Hunt Valley, Maryland)
INDOOR:
Indoor Running Track at SPIRE Institute
Geneva, Ohio
New Construction: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland)
SPORTS FIELD OF THE YEAR:
SINGLE FIELD FACILITY
Softball Stadium Facility at Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, California
New Construction: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)
 
MULTI-FIELD FACILITY
Vestavia Hills Sports Park
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
New Construction: Covington Flooring Company, Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama)
GREEN FACILITY OF THE YEAR:
Alexander Gusdorf Eco-Park, High Altitude Soccer Complex
Taos, New Mexico
New Construction: Living Designs Group Architects (Taos, New Mexico)

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 fields 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 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 307, Ellicott City, MD 21043. 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 [email protected].

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