ASBA announces new Sports Surfaces manual

September 24, 2014

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for sports fields, running tracks, tennis courts and indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces, has announced the publication of the 2014 edition of Indoor Sports Surfaces: An Installation and Maintenance Manual.

The book is written for potential owners and managers of sports facilities, as well as for anyone in the sports construction industry. It includes user-friendly technical information on all aspects of indoor surfaces for various sports, including design, budgeting and planning, site requirements, surface selection, construction, maintenance, repair, amenities and accessories and more. In addition, it includes diagrams, photos, governing bodies and sources for further information.

“This new edition of the book is extremely user-friendly,” says Dan Wright, CFB, ASBA’s chairman. “It includes not only design and construction information for indoor acrylic surfaces, but it also incorporates information on hardwood floors – something new this year, and something we’re very proud of. The new book is also divided into more chapters, and we’ve included external tabs so users can quickly and easily find the information they need.”

The new publication includes multiple enhancements, including:

Copies of the new edition of the book are now available at a cost of $44.95 each and are available in hard copy as well as in digital form. Books can be ordered by contacting ASBA at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to the web site,

The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality athletic facility construction. The Association sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines and keeps its members updated on developments in the industry. Additional information is available from the Association at 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 307, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The phone numbers are 866-501-ASBA (2722) or 410-730-9595, and the fax number is 410-730-8833. The ASBA also may be reached electronically via its website:, or by e-mail at [email protected].