2015 ASA Complex of the Year
OKLAHOMA CITY —After hosting numerous ASA/USA events this year, Tyger River Park in Duncan, S.C. has been selected as the 2015 Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball Complex of the Year presented by Stabilizer Solutions, Inc. Announced today by ASA/USA Softball, Tyger River Park, operated by Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Department, will receive their award at the 84th ASA/USA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky. and will also receive approximately $2,000 in field maintenance products from Stabilizer Solutions.
“Congrats to Tyger River Park on winning the 2015 Complex of the Year award,” said Chris Sebren, ASA/USA Director of Championships. “Spartanburg has built an exceptional facility that provides fans and teams with everything that they could dream of and more. This is truly one of the premier complexes in the United States.”
Previous award winners include Arrowhead Park (Broken Arrow, Okla.) in 2014, Charlie McVay Complex (Roswell, N.M.) in 2013, the Botetourt Sports Complex (Botetourt County, Va.) in 2012, the James I. Moyer Sports Complex (Salem, Va.) in 2011, Veterans Park and Athletic Complex (College Station, Texas) in 2010, Heritage Park Softball Complex (St. Joseph, Mo.) in 2009, Twin Creeks Softball Complex (Woodstock, Ga.) in 2008 and Freedom Ridge Park Complex (Ridgeland, Miss.) in 2007. The Field of Dreams Complex (Las Cruces, N.M.) won the inaugural 2006 award.
“Congratulations to all those who have helped Tyger River Park join the ranks of ASA/USA Complex of the Year award winners,” said Jon Hubbs, President of Stabilizer Solutions, Inc. “These fields have to be in premier shape, as they are the centerpiece of a true recreational paradise.”
Built in 2012, Tyger River Park is South Carolina’s premier baseball and softball tournament facility. The complex sits on 137 acres and features a disc-golf course, a ‘splash pad’ to escape the summer heat, four picnic shelters, over 10 acres of playground equipment and fitness trails that have outdoor fitness equipment. Inside the ballpark, there are 12 baseball/softball fields, a championship stadium field and batting cages. The 12 fields are clustered in groups of four in an overall park layout resembling a four-leaf clover. Each field offers covered spectator seating, spacious covered dugouts with major league style benches and 14-foot scoreboards with countdown game timers. The championship stadium has stadium seating for a capacity of 600 and showcases 300-foot fences to give teams and fans the ultimate championship experience. Each cluster of fields has a “scorers tower” that serves all four fields while a park-wide sound system allows staff to keep communication with fans in case of an emergency. At the heart of Tyger River Park is an observation tower, located right next to the clubhouse, which overlooks the entire park.
“This a tremendous achievement for South Carolina ASA/USA and the County of Spartanburg,” said South Carolina ASA/USA Softball Commissioner Chad Greene. “I have personally traveled the country with ASA/USA Softball and Tyger River Park is definitely one of the top complexes in North America and I have the luxury of having it in my backyard. This award is truly an honor and we are thrilled to accept it.”
Most recently, Tyger River Park hosted the 2015 ASA/USA Girls’ 18U Class A National Championship, which was held at the end of July. For more information on Tyger River Park, please visit tygerriverpark.com.
About ASA/USA Softball
Founded in 1933, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball is the National Governing Body Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, ASA/USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 74 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 165,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2.5 million. ASA/USA is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles as well as claimed eight World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about ASA/USA Softball, please visithttp://www.asausasoftball.com
[ SODA is an Allied Member of ASA/USA Softball ]