ASBA Announces 2022 Game Changer Award Winners

FOREST HILL, MD –The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its Game Changer awards.  

Winners were announced at the conclusion of the 2022 Technical Meeting, held in Palm Desert, California. 

The Game Changer Awards program allowed attendees in the ASBA’s Exhibit Hall to learn about new technologies and products on the market. Attendees were able to vote for those products they thought best exemplified excellence and innovation in the industry. Winners were as follows: 

Courts Division 

Wipe-Out Stain Blocker (California Sports Surfaces) 

Wipe-Out Stain Blocker is a concentrated acrylic latex stain blocking primer that provides exceptional adhesion and stain blocking properties as a preparation for the installation of athletic surfaces, as well as existing acrylic surfaces. This product can help prevent the formation of unsightly rust spots that can detract from the appearance of a new court. The product is available in conveniently sized 30- and 55-gallon drums. It is easy to apply with a 50-to 70-durometer rubber squeegee and takes just two hours per coat to dry for most applications, depending upon local weather conditions. 

Fields Division 

Synthetic Turf Infill Containment System (Sportsfield Specialties) 

Sportsfield's Pedestrian and Equipment Synthetic Turf Infill Containment Systems are designed to be installed in the access areas of a synthetic turf field to capture the infill and other potential contaminants as people and equipment exit the playing surface. The pedestrian version incorporates brush assemblies designed to remove infill from cleats as athletes walk across them, and the equipment version uses heavy-duty galvanized steel grates that allow maintenance equipment and emergency vehicles to be parked on them while the infill is removed using air or water. The infill is contained within the bottom of the trays and can easily be removed using a vacuum. The trays are modular and can be installed in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of a specific project. 

More detailed information on award winners is available through individual companies listed above. 

The ASBA is a non-profit association comprised of designers, builders and suppliers in sports facility construction. The ASBA sponsors informative meetings, publishes a quarterly magazine, produces a mobile app of court and field diagrams, publishes books and technical construction guidelines for athletic facilities, 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 field construction as well as a certificate in pickleball court 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 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050. The phone number is 443-640-1042. The ASBA also may be reached electronically via its website:, or via e-mail at [email protected].