Source: American Sports Builders Association

Ellicott City , MD - The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders 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, Track and Field Facilities and Indoor Multi-Purpose Field Houses. Within each category there are divisions; for example, the Tennis Court category recognizes facilities in Indoor, Residential and Outdoor divisions. Additional honors are given in the 'Green' competition, for award-winning athletic facilities that use the most eco-friendly design, construction and operating techniques.

Presentation of award plaques was made at the Technical Meeting, recently held in Orlando, Florida. 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.

Winning projects are as follows:

DISTINGUISHED TENNIS FACILITIES
Residential Tennis FacilitiesPrivate Residence (Boca Raton)Boca Raton, FloridaNew Construction: Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. (Pompano Beach, Florida) Bernstein ResidenceDelray Beach, FloridaNew Construction: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida)Outdoor Tennis FacilitiesRandolph-Macon College Tennis Court ComplexAshland, VirginiaNew Construction: Tennis Courts, Inc. (Aylett, Virginia)The Williams Bollettieri Tennis Center at the Robins Campus of the Collegiate SchoolGoochland, VirginiaNew Construction: Tennis Courts, Inc. (Aylett, Virginia)The George S. Gibbs Tennis Center at Huntingdon CollegeMontgomery, AlabamaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Lower Bros., Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama)Clay W. & Lynn B. Hamlin Tennis Center at Penn ParkPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaNew Construction: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts)Sevierville City Park Sevierville, TennesseeUpgrade of Existing Facility: Baseline Sports Construction, LLC (Knoxville, Tennessee)Toscana Country ClubIndian Wells, CaliforniaNew Construction: Zaino Tennis Courts, Inc. (Orange, California)Koch Tennis CenterOmaha, NebraskaUpgrade of Existing Facility: L.E.R., Inc. dba Renner Sports Surfaces (Denver, Colorado)The Sports Club at MediterraNaples, FloridaNew Construction: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida)Timber Pines Community Association, Inc.Spring Hill, FloridaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida) Doral Park Country ClubDoral, FloridaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. (Sun City, Florida)Indoor Tennis FacilitiesGulf Coast Tennis ClubGulf Shores, AlabamaNew Construction: Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. (Pompano Beach, Florida)The Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility at the University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AlabamaNew Construction: Lower Bros., Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama)Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club Indoor Tennis FacilityVirginia Beach, VirginiaNew Construction: Tennis Courts, Inc. (Aylett, Virginia)

DISTINGUISHED INDOOR MULTIPURPOSE FIELD HOUSEVirginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center Indoor Multi-Purpose FacilityPhoenix, ArizonaNew Construction: Robert Cohen Co., LLC (Albuquerque, New Mexico)Richmond Olympic OvalRichmond, British Columbia, CanadaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Centaur Products (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) Distinguished Track Facilities OUTDOOR RUNNING TRACK FACILITIESBernie Moore Stadium at Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge, LouisianaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Mondo USA, Inc. (Conshohocken, Pennsylvania)Van Meter High SchoolVan Meter, IowaNew Construction: Fisher Tracks, Inc. (Boone, Iowa)Lane Community CollegeEugene, OregonUpgrade of Existing Facility: Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning (Eugene, Oregon)Yuba Community CollegeMarysville, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance, Inc. (Folsom, California)Kaycee Junior/Senior High SchoolKaycee, WyomingUpgrade of Existing Facility: L.E.R., Inc. dba Renner Sports Surfaces (Denver, Colorado)INDOOR TRACK FACILITYJDL Fast TrackWinston-Salem, North CarolinaNew Construction: Medallion Athletic Products, Inc. (Mooresville, North Carolina) DISTINGUISHED TRACK AND FIELD FACILITIESJemez Valley Warrior Stadium Track & FieldJemez Pueblo, New MexicoUpgrade of Existing Facility: Lone Mountain Contracting, Inc. (Bosque Farms, New Mexico) Sports Ministry Complex at Calvary Baptist ChurchClearwater, FloridaNew Construction: American Athletic Courts, Inc. (Vincentown, New Jersey) Distinguished Sports Fields SINGLE FIELD FACILITIESStagg High School - Phase IIStockton, CaliforniaNew Construction: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) North Canton Hoover Football/Lacrosse StadiumNorth Canton, OhioUpgrade of Existing Construction: Vasco Sports Contractors (Massillon, Ohio)Fairview High SchoolFairview, PennsylvaniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Vasco Sports Contractors (Massillon, Ohio)SCU BellomySanta Clara, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) PK Park at the University of OregonEugene, OregonNew Construction: Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning (Eugene, Oregon)Lodi Grape BowlLodi, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance (Folsom, California) Bodner Rugby Field at California State Maritime AcademyVallejo, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Beals Alliance (Folsom, California)Goodreau Field at Villanova StadiumVillanova, PennsylvaniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts) John Gutierrez Stadium, Bloomfield High SchoolBloomfield, New MexicoUpgrade of Existing Facilities: General Acrylics, Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)MULTI-FIELD FACILITIESHomestead High School Athletic FieldsCupertino, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)Fenn School - Reynolds Athletic FieldsConcord, MassachusettsUpgrade of Existing Facility: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts)Lexington Center Play Fields Phase ILexington, MassachusettsUpgrade of Existing Facility: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts)Pomfret School Pomfret, ConnecticutNew Construction: Huntress Associates, Inc. (Andover, Massachusetts) GREEN FACILITY AWARD WINNERSHomestead High School Athletic FieldsCupertino, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)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: TENNIS FACILITIES OF THE YEAR RESIDENTIALPrivate Residence (Boca Raton)Boca Raton, FloridaNew Construction: Fast-Dry Courts (Pompano Beach, Florida)OUTDOORClay W. & Lynn B. Hamlin Tennis Center at Penn ParkPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaNew Construction: Stantec Sport (Boston, Massachusetts)INDOORThe Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility at the University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AlabamaNew Construction: Lower Bors., Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama)INDOOR MULTIPURPOSE FIELD HOUSE OF THE YEARRichmond Olympic OvalRichmond, British Columbia, CanadaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Centaur Products (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) TRACK AND FIELD FACILITY OF THE YEAR Sports Ministry Complex at Calvary Baptist ChurchClearwater, FloridaNew Construction: American Athletic Courts, Inc. (Vincentown, New Jersey)

TRACK FACILITIES OF THE YEAR OUTDOORBernie Moore Stadium at Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge, LouisianaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Mondo USA, Inc. (Conshohocken, PennsylvaniaINDOORJDL Fast TrackWinston-Salem, North CarolinaNew Construction: Medallion Athletic Products, Inc. (Mooresville, North Carolina) SPORTS FIELD OF THE YEARSINGLE FIELD FACILITYPK Park at the University of OregonEugene, OregonNew Construction: Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning (Eugene, Oregon)MULTI-FIELD FACILITYHomestead High School Athletic FieldsCupertino, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California

GREEN FACILITY OF THE YEAR Homestead High School Athletic FieldsCupertino, CaliforniaUpgrade of Existing Facility: Verde Design, Inc. (Santa Clara, California)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, or via e-mail at info@sportsbuilders.org.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.