Elite Sports Builders Avondale Project Wins Top Honors
Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Elite Sports Builders has proved a stellar role model for athletes at West Point High School in Avondale. The company had a significant part in creating the newly constructed stadium at the school, which has been awarded the coveted American Sports Builders Association's (ASBA) 2020 Track & Field Facility of the Year award.
"I believe it is the first and only high school in Arizona to be awarded the Track & Field Facility of the Year award," says Troy Rudolph, president of Elite Sports Builders. "We are very proud of it."
The stadium project was a collaborative effort by Elite Sports Builders with ADM Architects and Chasse Building Team in coordination with the Tolleson Union High School District. These firms analyzed the stadium's plans to assure compliance with ASBA and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) standards and specifications by the local team.
Elite Sports Builders provided the expertise of an ASBA Certified Track Builder (CTB) and Certified Field Builder (CFB) to assure that the design and construction of the facility met all governing body requirements while exceeding the expectations of the school district and ADM Architects. The company worked with Chasse Building Team to ensure the facility's construction coordination went forward without any significant issues and met the project timeline requirements.
The stadium project features a Revolution 360 multipurpose synthetic turf field provided and installed by FieldTurf. This turf is bordered by a Stobitan SSC high-performance track surfacing system by Stockmeier Urethanes and installed by Elite Sports Builders. Other participants in the project included sports equipment by Sportsfield Specialties, construction components by SportsEdge, and turf cleaning and cooling system by Hunter Industries.
The Facility Awards are presented by the ASBA, which consists of the sports construction companies, sports construction designers, and sports construction manufacturers. The awards process is stringent and requires a lengthy application process detailing all aspects of a facility's design and construction supported with the construction plans and photographic journal.
The applications are reviewed and scrutinized by an awards committee for compliance with industry standards and governing body requirements. The projects that meet these conditions are then judged again for several criteria, including the complexity of the project, challenges in the design or construction, quality of the construction materials and methods, performance characteristics related to the owner's expectations as well as other factors for consideration of an upper-tier award.
The Facility of the Year award is given to the project deemed the very best of all the facilities submitted. Elite Sports Builders greatly appreciates the work and dedication of all of the parties involved with the project for helping to create a world-class sports facility for West Point High School.
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This article originally appeared in the bimonthly Arizona Contractor & Community magazine, Jan/Feb 2021 issue, Vol. 10, No. 1.