Indoor Arenas / Facilities

ASBA Announces Publication of New Indoor Sports Surfaces Manual

6 Oct, 2014

Destinations Seeking to Build New Facilities Now Have Outstanding New Resource

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 is expected to be a valuable resource for destinations seeking to build their own facilities to expand their sports infrastructure. 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:

  • Updated technical information taking into consideration the latest developments in the industry
  •  A new chapter on indoor track and field facilities
  • A new chapter on the use of telescopic and fixed bleacher seating with indoor flooring
  • Expanded information on  court markings and diagrams to ensure accurate sizing and placement of lines for sports facilities
  • Lists of various testing organizations

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


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