ASBA award winners
Sparta Memorial Field

ASBA honors Distinguished Sports Facilities

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

Fort Payne High School
Fort Payne, Alabama

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.

Topaz Park: Finlayson Field
Victoria, BC, Canada
GPM Civil Contracting Incorporated

Town of Arlington: Hurd Field
Arlington, Massachusetts
Stantec Sport Group

University of Tampa Baseball Field
Tampa, Florida
Advanced Sports Group LLC

Distinguished Multi-Field Facilities

Boston Parks Department: Smith Playground Ballfields
Boston, Massachusetts
Stantec Sport Group

BB&N Grove Street Athletic Campus
Watertown, Massachusetts
Activitas Inc.

Cleveland Browns Training Facility at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus
Berea, Ohio
SCG Fields LLC

Colby College
Waterville, Maine
Activitas Inc.

Franklin High School
Stockton, California
Verde Design Inc.

Iowa State University Football Practice Field: Johnny Majors Field
Ames, Iowa
Shive-Hattery Inc.

Norton High School
Norton, Massachusetts
Gale Associates Inc.

Riverton Athletic Complex
Riverton, Illinois
Byrne & Jones Sports Construction

Sanford Sports Complex
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Washington University Baseball & Softball Facility
St. Louis, Missouri
Byrne & Jones Sports Construction

Webster Thomas High School
Webster, New York
LaBella Associates

West Ottawa High School Stadium
Holland, Michigan
GMB Architecture + Engineering

For winners in the other categories, visit