Thirteen facilities achieve STMA Environmental Facility Certification

STMA rolled out its Environmental Facility Certification Program in June 2016. Since that time 13 facilities have achieved the designation and eight more are ready to have their facilities attested.

The program involves a written assessment “self-test” that a sports turf manager fills out electronically and submits to STMA. As with its Certified Sports Field Managers’ program (CSFM), a passing score is 80 percent on each of its 10 sections. When that is achieved, the sports turf manager arranges to have his or her best management practices validated by an approved attester, who can be an academic in turfgrass management or a CSFM. The attester does a walk through of the facility with the sports turf manager and electronically submits confirmation of the environmental practices.

Facilities certified:

Ciudad Real Madrid (SPAIN) – Paul Burgess, CSFM

Elon University Athletic Complex (NC) – Scott Stevens, CSFM

Grinnell College Athletic Fields (IA) – Jason Koester, CGCS

The Gulfport SportsPlex (MS) – Keair Edwards

Longfellow Park – Park District of Oak Park (IL) – Travis Stephen

Minute Maid Park (TX) – Izzy Hinojosa

Pleasant View Athletic Fields (CO) John Cogdill

Prairie Ridge Athletic Fields (IA) – Elliott Josephson

Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu Stadium (SPAIN) – Paul Burgess, CSFM

Red Bull Arena (NJ) – Dan Shemesh, Zack Holm

Red Bull Training Facility (NJ) – Dan Shemesh, Zack Holm

Ruby Hill Park (CO) – Abby McNeal, CSFM

USC Upstate Soccer Complex (SC) – Bruce Suddeth


Facilities currently attesting:

Allen Pond Park (MD) – Edward Hall, CSFM

Championship Field at Seattle University (WA) – Dean Pearson

Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center (VT) – David Kimel

Green Farms Academy (CT) – Tom Barry

Hibner Soccer and Tennis Complex (NE) – Jared Hertzel, Blake Nelson

Peoria Sports Complex (AZ) – Alan Siebert, CSFM

Texas Rangers Baseball Club (TX) – Andrew Powers

University of North Carolina Greensboro Athletic Fields (NC) – Peter Ashe, CSFM