Maybe in all the upheaval and concerns that have been in the news, you might have overlooked some essential news from ASBA’s Publications Department, and both parts of it are pretty important.
Advertise in the Upcoming Fields Book: The much-loved publication, Sports Fields: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, will publish its next edition by the end of this summer and advertising is being accepted now!
Advertising in this publication is the best way to make sure a great audience is aware of what your company has to offer. The fields book is read by more than just ASBA members (including builders, design professionals and suppliers); it is a must-have reference for high schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments, athletic associations, trade associations, specifiers, coaches, athletic directors, field owners, municipalities, sportsplex managers, turf managers, groundskeepers and many others in the industry.
Chapters include “Planning and Design,” “Choosing a Surface,” “The Construction Process,” “Synthetic Turf,” and “Natural Grass,” There also are sections on getting started on the project, and on sources of information, including trade associations, reference books and governing bodies. In addition, there is an entire section of updated drawings and diagrams.
The book, which will be published in both hard copy and pdf, is kept by its buyers, and turned to again and again. Your message will be seen repeatedly. It’s not only available from ASBA; it’s sold on Amazon, giving your ad even more exposure.
High-visibility advertising positions are available, including inside covers, chapter dividers and in specific places throughout the book – but they’re available on a first-come, first-served basis, due to the popularity of this book.
If you’d like to advertise and haven’t seen a flyer yet, e-mail Cynthia@sportsbuilders.org so she can get you the relevant information.
The New Track Construction Manual Is Available Now: ASBA has published its new edition of Running Tracks: A Construction & Maintenance Manual. The book is available in hard copy here and as a downloadable pdf here. The cost is $44.95 – shipping charges apply for copies being sent outside the U.S. or via expedited services (FedEx, etc.).
Why do you need this new edition? Because it contains all-new information, including a chapter on indoor track and field facilities. In addition, its technical content takes into account updated regulations concerning facilities at the NCAA and IAAF levels. The book also includes revised diagrams and illustrations, as well as updated information throughout.
Make sure the updated copy is on your bookshelf or in your digital toolbox because with many communities honoring advisories not to travel, running tracks will see a lot of use from casual runners whose health clubs are closed and who will feel the need to visit local high school or college facilities (if they can access them). That will, in all likelihood, lead to a need for maintenance on track and field facilities once schools reopen.
Better and brighter days are ahead – let's make sure we have the books to be ready for them!