Kristi Andersen, Director of Communications, MECA
Telephone: (402) 599-6916
For Immediate Release
TD AMERITRADE PARK OMAHA NAMED 012 COLLEGE BASEBALL FIELD OF THE YEAR
OMAHA, Neb.-The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) is pleased to announce that TD Ameritrade Park Omaha has been selected as the 2012 College Baseball Field of the Year by SportsTurf Managers Association (STMA). A panel of 11 judges independently scored each entry based on the playability and appearance of the playing surfaces, innovative solutions employed, effective use of budget and the development and implementation of a comprehensive, sound agronomic program.
"The Field of the Year Award validates the intense dedication of our members," says Kim Heck, CEO of the Sports Turf Managers Association. "The challenges that TD Ameritrade Park Omaha faces and the innovative solutions Turf Manager Dan Blank employs are truly amazing and award worthy. He and his crew are very deserving of this prestigious award," says Heck.
The STMA Field of the Year Award honors baseball, football, softball, and sporting grounds fields in three categories: Professional, College and University and School and Parks. This year, there were a total of eleven awards presented. Award winners will be honored at the Annual Awards Banquet in Daytona Beach, FL. on January 18, 2013.
For more information on the awards and STMA, go to www.stma.org