Want to know where the best sports fields are? Here’s a hint: they’re all over the U.S., but listed as winners in the America Sport Builders Association’s annual awards program. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.


Awards are presented in various categories: Sports Fields, Tennis Courts, Running Tracks and Indoor Multi-Purpose Facilities. Within each category there are divisions; for example, the Sports Fields category recognizes both Single Field facilities and Multi-Field facilities in different divisions. New this year was the ‘Green’ competition, for 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 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A panel of ASBA members works to judge entries anonymously. 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’s winning sports field projects are as follows:


Distinguished Sports Fields


SINGLE FIELD FACILITIES


Field at Spartanburg High School


Spartanburg, South Carolina


Upgrade of Existing Facility: Medallion Athletic Products, Inc. (Mooresville, North Carolina)


 


Field at Anna Maria College


Paxton, Massachusetts


Upgrade of Existing Facility: Warner Larson, Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts)


 


Softball Field at Bloomfield High School


Bloomfield, New Mexico


New Construction: General Acrylics, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)


 


Field at Goerke Park


Stevens Point, Wisconsin


Upgrade of Existing Facility: Rettler Corporation (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)


 


Oland Stadium Field at St. Francis Xavier University


Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada


Upgrade of Existing Facility: Gale Associates, Inc. (Weymouth, Massachusetts)


 


Field at Shorewood School District


Shorewood, Wisconsin


Upgrade of Existing Facility: Rettler Corp. (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)


 


Skidelsky Field at City (Flowers) Park


New Rochelle, New York


Upgrade of Existing Facility: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts)


 


Athletic Field at Charles Hart Park


Wauwatosa, Wisconsin


Upgrade of Existing Facility: GRAEF (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)


 


Shorter College Multi-Purpose Facility


Rome, Georgia


Upgrade of Existing Facility: UBU Sports (Atlanta, Georgia)


 


Field at California State University Sacramento


Sacramento, California


Upgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance, Inc. (Folsom, California)


 


Stankowski Field at the University of Missouri


Columbia, Missouri


Upgrade of Existing Facility: Mondo USA, Inc. (Tega Cay, South Carolina)


 


University of Rhode Island-Beck Baseball Field Improvements


Kingston, Rhode Island


Upgrade of Existing Facility: CHA (Concord, Massachusetts)


 


Washington & Lee University-Wilson Field Improvements


Lexington, Virgina


Upgrade of Existing Facility: CHA (Concord, Massachusetts)


 


Field at Archbishop Williams High School


Braintree, Massachusetts


New Construction: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts)


 


MULTI-FIELD FACILITIES


Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex


Albuquerque, New Mexico


New Construction: Robert Cohen Co., LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)


 


Castleton State College Spartan Stadium & Athletic Fields


Castleton, Vermont


New Construction: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts)


 


UNLV Football Practice Facility


Las Vegas, Nevada


Upgrade of Existing Facility: UBU Sports (Atlanta, Georgia)


 


Green Facility Award Winners


Monroe Community College PAC Center


Rochester, New York


New Construction: CHA (Concord, 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:


 


SPORTS FIELDS OF THE YEAR:


 


SINGLE FIELD FACILITY:


Field at Archbishop Williams High School


Braintree, Massachusetts:


New Construction: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts)


 


MULTI-FIELD FACILITY:


Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex


Albuquerque, New Mexico


New Construction: Robert Cohen Co., LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)


For additional information, contact info@sportsbuilders.org

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