RENO, Nev. (Reno Aces) – The Reno Aces proceed to earn nationwide honors as Better Nevada Area was named the 2022 Skilled Baseball Area of the 12 months by the Sports activities Area Administration Affiliation (SFMA). Head groundskeeper Leah Withrow accepted the award on the 2023 SFMA Convention and Exhibition in Salt Lake Metropolis over the weekend.
“It is a large honor for the Reno Aces that Better Nevada Area has been named the premier skilled baseball discipline within the nation by the Sports activities Area Administration Affiliation,” mentioned Reno Aces Common Supervisor & COO Chris Phillips. “It’s a testomony to each Herb Simon and our possession group, who proceed to reinvest within the ballpark together with Leah Withrow and her crew’s onerous work to make sure we have now one of many most interesting services within the nation.”
The Aces and Better Nevada Area joins Spherical Rock’s Dell Diamond and Albuquerque’s Isotopes Park as the one Pacific Coast League ballparks to garner the honour because the award’s inception in 1988.
“It’s humbling. Being acknowledged by my friends means the world to me, and this honor has been a profession objective since I started working within the trade,” mentioned Reno Aces Head Groundskeeper Leah Withrow. ‘This award validates that Better Nevada Area is a premier skilled baseball discipline. My crew works extraordinarily onerous to make sure the very best enjoying floor attainable for the gamers to develop and the followers to take pleasure in.”
The SFMA Awards committee selects the winners following a overview of every applicant’s submissions which define discipline high quality as impacted by staffing, price range, use, month-to-month upkeep, and a visible story documenting the challenges and success over the previous yr.
Yearly, SFMA presents the trade’s highest honor to members who handle baseball, soccer, soccer, softball, and different sporting enjoying surfaces on the skilled, collegiate, college (Okay-12), and parks and recreation ranges. The awards highlight the people and packages which have excelled in offering high quality, protected enjoying surfaces.
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