Source: ASBA

Ellicott City, MD - The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers 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 and Indoor Multi-Purpose Facilities. Within each category there are divisions; for example, the Tennis Court category recognizes facilities in Indoor, Residential and Outdoor divisions; additional honors were given in the 'Green' competition, for award-winning 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 Palm Desert, California. 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 saw an unprecedented number of entries in the competition.

Winning projects in Multi-Purpose Sports category were as follows: Boston University Track and Tennis Center, Boston, MassachusettsUpgrade of Existing Facility: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland) University of Findlay Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex, Findlay, OhioUpgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois) Monroe 33 Tennis, Basketball & Sports Center, Monroe, New JerseyUpgrade of Existing Facility: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLCFair Haven, New Jersey Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MichiganNew Construction: GMB Architecture and Engineering (Holland, Michigan) Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The Indoor Multi-Purpose Facility of the Year was the University of Findlay - Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex in Findlay, Ohio. Winning projects in Multi-Purpose Sports category were as follows. Note: For a list of winners in other categories, use the contact information above, or go to www.sportsbuilders.org <http://www.sportsbuilders.org> . Distinguished Indoor Multi-Purpose FacilitiesBoston University Track and Tennis CenterBoston, MassachusettsUpgrade of Existing Facility: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland) University of Findlay Koehler Fitness and Recreation ComplexFindlay, OhioUpgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois) Monroe 33 Tennis, Basketball & Sports CenterMonroe, New JerseyUpgrade of Existing Facility: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLCFair Haven, New Jersey Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids, MichiganNew Construction: GMB Architecture and Engineering (Holland, Michigan) Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The Indoor Multi-Purpose Facility of the Year was the University of Findlay - Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex in Findlay, Ohio. 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 fields 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 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 307, Ellicott City, MD 21043. 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 <http://www.ustctba.org/> , or via e-mail at info@sportsbuilders.org.

Boston, MassachusettsUpgrade of Existing Facility: Beynon Sports Surfaces, Inc. (Hunt Valley, Maryland) University of Findlay Koehler Fitness and Recreation ComplexFindlay, OhioUpgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois) Monroe 33 Tennis, Basketball & Sports Center, Monroe, New JerseyUpgrade of Existing Facility: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLCFair Haven, New Jersey Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids, MichiganNew Construction: GMB Architecture and Engineering (Holland, Michigan) Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The Indoor Multi-Purpose Facility of the Year was the University of Findlay - Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex in Findlay, Ohio.

OhioUpgrade of Existing Facility: Kiefer Specialty Flooring, Inc. (Lindenhurst, Illinois) Monroe 33 Tennis, Basketball & Sports CenterMonroe, New JerseyUpgrade of Existing Facility: Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, LLCFair Haven, New Jersey Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids, MichiganNew Construction: GMB Architecture and Engineering (Holland, Michigan) Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The Indoor Multi-Purpose Facility of the Year was the University of Findlay - Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex in Findlay, Ohio.

Fair Haven, New Jersey Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex at Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids, MichiganNew Construction: GMB Architecture and Engineering (Holland, Michigan) Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The Indoor Multi-Purpose Facility of the Year was the University of Findlay - Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex in Findlay, Ohio. 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 fields construction.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.