The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) 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: Sports Fields, Tennis Courts, Running Tracks, Pickleball Facilities, Multi-Purpose Facilities and Track & Field Facilities. Within some categories, there are divisions; for example, the Sports Field category recognizes single- and multiple-field facilities.
Winners of awards were announced at the Association’s 2023 Technical Meeting, presented from December 1-4 in Houston, Texas. The meeting served as a testament to ASBA’s growing membership, as well as its reach in the industry, having a record-breaking attendance of 1,100 individuals, an increase of more than 30% over any of the association’s meetings to date.
“We are proud of the work done by all members of ASBA but this year’s award-winning projects showcase true excellence,” said David Clapp, CTCB, chairman of the Association. “They are not only designed and constructed to exacting standards, as well as being aesthetically beautiful, but they provide an excellent playing experience for the athletes who use them and the spectators who come to watch them.”
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 met or exceeded the standard:
Distinguished Single Field Facilities
Atwood Stadium at Fryeburg Academy Fryeburg, Maine Activitas Inc.
Chabot College Baseball Field Hayward, California Carducci & Associates Inc.
Cincinnati Country Day School Stadium Cincinnati, Ohio Sportworks Design
East Lansing High School Stadium East Lansing, Michigan GMB Architecture + Engineering
Ellis Oval at Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts Stantec Sport Group
Flagler College Lacrosse & Intramurals Facility St. Augustine, Florida SCG Fields LLC
Fort Payne High School Baseball Field Fort Payne, Alabama HNP LLC
Fort Payne High School Fort Payne, Alabama HNP LLC
Seaside High School Stadium Seaside, California Verde Design Inc.
Seekonk High School Seekonk, Massachusetts Huntress Associates Inc.
Sparta High School: Sparta Memorial Field Sparta, Wisconsin Rettler Corp.