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New Fields Book Available

ASBA is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of Sports Fields: A Construction and Maintenance Manual.

Copies of the new edition of the book are now available at the cost of $44.95 each. Books can be ordered by contacting the Association directly at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to the web site,

The book contains information for those interested in building or learning more about all types of sports fields. It includes user-friendly technical information on all aspects of fields, including design, budgeting and planning, site requirements, drainage, surface selection, construction, maintenance, repair, amenities and accessories and more. In addition, it includes diagrams, photos, governing bodies and further sources of information.

Whereas the previous edition of the book provided information on synthetic turf fields, this publication will cover both natural grass and synthetic turf, making it useful to a wider readership.

"We're really pleased that ASBA is able to offer the new sports fields book," says Dan Wright, president of the fields division of ASBA. "We think that with its new expanded focus, it is going to be a great reference for owners, architects and anyone else who is considering constructing a new field or renovating an existing field. Although the book is primarily written and published by ASBA, the Sports Turf Managers Association and ASTM had direct input into the book and are co-sponsors of it as well. We are very proud to have their input, participation and endorsement of this book."

A group of committed volunteers worked on revising the previous publication, and on prioritizing and editing the new information to be included. Because ASBA always strives to keep its publications updated (in addition to the new Sports Fields book, the Association publishes Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, Running Tracks: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, and Indoor Sports Surfaces: An Installation Manual), it is always seeking assistance from volunteers interested in helping review, edit and suggest new content. Those who are interested should contact the ASBA. Note: Some book discussions will be taking place at the Winter Meeting, for those who are interested. 

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