ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities, courtesy of American Sports Builders

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One of my favorite events to attend each year is the ASBA, the American Sports Builders Association. I have gone to ASBA for nearly two decades to learn about the care, building and legalities of track facilities. I began this after I heard, then witnessed, a terrible track renovation done by a group that was ill-equipped as well as ethically bankrupt. This aforementioned group provided a less than suitable track renovation. After this nightmere, I learnt about the ASBA, a trade group dedicated to providing information to coaches, athletic and facilities directors on the proper and ethical development of sports faciilities. I no longer all non-ASBA members to advertise, as I have learnt to appreciate the complexities of building an enduring sports facility.

Listed below are the winners of the Best Facilities for Tennis, Track and Field for 2016. Watch for upcoming photos on @runblogrun Instagram.

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, Indoor 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 Amelia Island, Florida. 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 Track Facilities
Distinguished Outdoor Track Facilities
Gerald Filion Secondary School
Longueiul, Quebec, Canada
Carpell Surfaces, Granby, Quebec, Canada
New Lansing High School Athletic Facilities
Lansing, Kansas
Fisher Tracks, Inc., Boone, Iowa
Tropical Memorial Park
Miami, Florida
CSR Athletic Construction, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Christoval ISD Stadium
Christoval, Texas
Fisher Tracks, Inc., Boone, Iowa
Hillsboro High School Athletic Complex
Hillsboro, Ohio
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Montclair, Ohio
Killdeer Cowboy Sports Complex
Killdeer, North Dakota
Fisher Tracks Inc, Boone, Iowa
North Calloway Track
Kingdom City, Missouri
Fisher Tracks Inc, Boone, Iowa
Notre Dame Preparatory High School
Scottsdale, Arizona
Elite Sports Builders, Phoenix, Arizona
Riverbank High School
Riverbank, California
Siegrfied Engineering, Sacramento, California
Wall High School Athletic Facility
Wall, South Dakota
Fisher Tracks Inc, Boone, Iowa
York Lions Stadium
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Carpell Surfaces, Granby, Quebec, Canada
Distinguished Track & Field Facility
Escalante High School
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico
Lone Mountain Contracting, Inc., Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Distinguished Tennis Facilities
Distinguished Outdoor Tennis Facilities
Army Navy Country Club
Arlington, Virginia
Tennis Courts, Inc., Aylett, Virginia
George S. Eccles Tennis Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Tennis and Track Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
College Boulevard Activity Center Tennis Complex
Olathe, Kansas
McConnell & Associates Corp., Kansas City, Missouri
Beach Club Tennis Facility
Palm Beach, Florida
Welch Tennis Courts, Inc., Sun City, Florida
Bonita National
Bonita Springs, Florida
Welch Tennis Courts, Inc., Sun City, Florida
Briarwood Christian School
Birmingham, Alabama
Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama
Dorado Beach Resort and Club
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Fast-Dry Courts Inc., Pompano Beach, Florida
Dublin School Tennis Facility
Dublin, New Hampshire
Cape & Island Tennis & Track, Pocasset, Massachusetts
Forest Hills Eastern High School Tennis Complex
Ada, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, Michigan
Ibis Golf & Country Club Tennis Facility
West Palm Beach, Florida
Welch Tennis Courts, Inc., Sun City, Florida
Meadowwood Park Tennis Facility
Aurora, Colorado
Renner Sports Surfaces, Denver, Colorado
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, New York
E-Z Paving/Sealcoat LLC, Fulton, New York
Talis Park Tennis Facility
Naples, Florida
Welch Tennis Courts, Inc., Sun City, Florida
Sage Hill School Aquatic Center & Tennis Courts
Newport Coast, California
Zaino Tennis Courts, Inc., Orange, California
Distinguished Residential Tennis Facilities
Gladwyne Residence
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Pro-Sport Construction, Devon, Pennsylvania
HSU Residence
Birmingham, Alabama
Lower Bros. Co., Inc., Birmingham, Alabama
Pinecrest Residence
Pinecrest, Florida
Fast-Dry Courts Inc., Pompano Beach, Florida
Distinguished Field Facilities
Single Field Facilities
Banta Bowl, Lawrence University
Appleton, Wisconsin
Rettler Corp., Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Bryant University
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Milone & McBroom Inc., Springfield, Massachusetts
Central Michigan University Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering, Holland, Michigan
Coastal Carolina University Brooks Stadium
Conway, South Carolina
Medallion Athletic Products, Inc., Mooresville, North Carolina
Cos Cob Park
Greenwich, Connecticut
Milone & McBroom Inc., Springfield, Massachusetts
Edgewood High School Athletic Stadium
Madison, Wisconsin
Rettler Corp., Stevens Point, Wisconsin
The Fessenden School Class of 1985 Field
Newton, Massachusetts
Stantec Sport Group, Boston, Massachusetts
The Gunnery
Washington, Connecticut
Milone & McBroom Inc., Springfield, Massachusetts
Mooresville High School
Mooresville, North Carolina
Medallion Athletic Products, Inc., Mooresville, North Carolina
Ohio University Chessa Soccer Facility
Athens, Ohio
Sportworks Field Design, West Chester, Ohio
Pioneer Field at St. John's High School
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Stantec Sport Group, Boston, Massachusetts
Princeton High School Viking Stadium
Cincinnati, Ohio
Sportworks Field Design, West Chester, Ohio
University of Florida Indoor Practice Field
Gainesville, Florida
Nidy Sports Construction Co., Inc., Sanford, Florida
Wagner Park
Aspen, Colorado
Academy Sports Turf, LLC, Englewood, Colorado
Multiple-Field Facilities
Shoreline Athletic Facility
Mountain View, California
Siegfried Engineering Inc., Sacramento, California
Seminole County Sports Complex
Seminole County, Florida
Medallion Athletic Products, Inc., Mooresville, North Carolina
Arrowhead Diamond Park at Evesham Township
Marlton, New Jersey
American Athletic Courts Inc., Vincentown, New Jersey
El Camino Park
Palo Alto, California
Siegfried Engineering Inc., Sacramento, California
Sansom Sports Complex
Knoxville, Tennessee
Baseline Sports Construction, LLC, Knoxville, Tennessee
University of Pennsylvania Penn River Fields
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stantec Sport Group, Boston, Massachusetts
Distinguished Indoor Facilities
Indoor Track Facilities
Virtue Field House at Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont
Sasaki Associates Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts
Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Huntress Associates, Inc., Andover, Massachusetts
Distinguished Indoor Multi-Purpose Fitness & Wellness Facility
Sports Academy
Thousand Oaks, California
Signature Sports Flooring, Flower Mound, Texas
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
Gerald Filion Secondary School
Longueiul, Quebec, Canada
Carpell Surfaces, Granby, Quebec, Canada
Silver Award
New Lansing High School Athletic Facilities
Lansing, Kansas
Fisher Tracks, Inc., Boone, Iowa
Bronze Award
Tropical Memorial Park
Miami, Florida
CSR Athletic Construction, Deerfield Beach, Florida
TENNIS DIVISION
Outstanding Outdoor Tennis Facility of the Year
Army Navy Country Club
Arlington, Virginia
Tennis Courts, Inc., Aylett, Virginia
Silver Award
George S. Eccles Tennis Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Tennis and Track Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bronze Award
College Boulevard Activity Center Tennis Complex
Olathe, Kansas
McConnell & Associates Corp., Kansas City, Missouri
Outstanding Residential Tennis Facility of the Year
Gladwyne Residence
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Pro-Sport Construction, Devon, Pennsylvania
Silver Award
HSU Residence
Birmingham, Alabama
Lower Bros. Co., Inc., Birmingham, Alabama
Bronze Award
Pinecrest Residence
Pinecrest, Florida
Fast-Dry Courts Inc., Pompano Beach, Florida
FIELDS DIVISION
Outstanding Single-Field Facility of the Year
Banta Bowl, Lawrence University
Appleton, Wisconsin
Rettler Corp., Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Outstanding Multi-Field Facility of the Year
Shoreline Athletic Facility
Mountain View, California
Siegfried Engineering Inc., Sacramento, California
Silver Award
Seminole County Sports Complex
Seminole County, Florida
Medallion Athletic Products, Inc., Mooresville, North Carolina
Bronze Award
Arrowhead Diamond Park at Evesham Township
Marlton, New Jersey
American Athletic Courts Inc., Vincentown, New Jersey
INDOOR DIVISION
Outstanding Indoor Track Facility of the Year
Virtue Field House at Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont
Sasaki Associates Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts
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 [email protected].

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