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As a leader in sports construction equipment, Sportsfield Specialties is at the forefront of sports equipment design and technology. For the latest news about Sportsfield Specialties and our products, visit the links listed below.

Brian Jaeger, Terra Erickson, Marcos del Pilar, and Alex Fletcher at the RacquetX TradeShow in Miami

Padel Court Partnership with Marcos del Pilar Announced

Sportsfield Specialties, the first and only North American Padel Court manufacturer, is pleased and excited to announce an Exclusive Padel Court Sales Consultant Partnership with Marcos del Pilar. Marcos, also known by many as the “Godfather of American Padel” needs no introduction to the Padel community.

Sportsfield Specialties Celebrates 25 Years of Success

Sportsfield Specialties is celebrating its 25th year in business. Founded in 1998 with the vision of offering the sports industry with a higher level of sports construction equipment, the company opened their first manufacturing facility in Delhi, NY in 2003. The company now owns and operates another manufacturing facility in Mocksville, NC.


Sportsfield Receives Top Honors at 2022 ASBA Technical Meeting

Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. received top honors at the American Sports Builders Association’s (ASBA) 2022 Technical Meeting Award Ceremony in Palm Desert, CA in early December. Accolades, including a Game Changer Award in the Fields Division for their new product innovation; the Synthetic Turf Infill Containment System, and recognition for their role as an equipment supplier on several award-winning sports construction projects.

Summer Interns Gain Valuable Experience at Sportsfield Specialties

Each summer, Sportsfield Specialties invites talented college students from the region to participate in internships at their Upstate New York office. It is an opportunity for the students to develop practical skills in their areas of interest gleaned from working in Sportsfield’s fast-paced office environment. We were fortunate to sit down and chat with this year’s Summer Interns and learn more about their academic interests, internship duties, and favorite pastimes.


Sportsfield Specialties Earns Top Honors at 2021 ASBA Awards Ceremony

Sportsfield Specialties received top honors at the American Sports Builders Association’s (ASBA) 2021 Technical Meeting Award Ceremony in Orlando, Florida in early December. Accolades included Game Changer Awards for two new product innovations, the Baseball Pitching Mound Forming System and Discus / Hammer Cage WheelForm; and recognition for their role as equipment supplier on several award-winning sports construction projects.

Sportsfield Makes Winning Assist in Major League Soccer Expansion

Since its beginnings in 1998, Sportsfield Specialties has earned the trust of stadium designers for their vast experience, industry innovations, and commitment to quality, safety, and customer service. So, when Major League Soccer (MLS) Commissioner Don Garber announced a multi-year expansion that included construction of several new stadiums and the modernization of existing facilities, it was no surprise that Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. had a place on the roster of equipment suppliers.

Sportsfield Is Making Moves in North Carolina

North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, a region known for its thriving industrial culture, located between Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, is getting a new resident. In early October, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. will join the list of top-name manufacturers doing business in the heart of the Piedmont.

looking through football goal post at vikings stadium

3 Ways Communication Fueled Innovation at Sportsfield

Multi-use and stand-alone athletic venues alike have unique challenges associated with modern sports facilities. For some, the challenge is to find portable equipment that is durable enough to withstand regular mobility for field changes. For others, it is a desire for increased safety without compromising aesthetics or spectator experience.

In-House Trajectory Study Calls for 90’ Netting at Downtown L.A. Venue

Venice High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District had a problem—their softball and baseball outfields were both shorter than the standard, which led to wayward balls landing in adjacent neighborhoods or parking lots, all located in downtown L.A. The Sportsfield Specialties Solution: conduct a trajectory study based on the venue, athletes, and conditions; and design a barrier netting system to catch the majority of balls exiting the fields. The new netting would become Sportsfield’s tallest system to date.

Ultra Cross® Netting Withstands Nearly 5,000 Impacts in Certified Test

Since MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s 2016 recommendation to extend protective netting at league ballparks, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.’s Ultra Cross® Knotless Baseball Netting has been at the vanguard of barrier netting technology. Today, it is the preferred product of NCAA, MiLB, and MLB clubs across North America. The product’s success is a result of engineered durability, a low-profile design, and exceptional performance, which is certified through 3rd party testing.

Instructional videos added to Sportsfield's online resource library

Instructional Videos Added to Sportsfield’s Online Resource Library

Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. is pleased to announce improved resources for athletic venue managers and sports construction clients. In addition to providing technical documents such as cut sheets, install instructions, CAD drawings, 3-part specifications, and color charts, Sportsfield will now also provide detailed instructional and operation videos for various products in their athletic equipment cache.


Offering Custom Indoor Batting Tunnels for Unique Venue Designs

Athletes committed to becoming better hitters on the baseball or softball field do not have time for inclement in-season weather or off-season conditions that hinder access to outdoor training. They need the assurance that they can develop their skills and deliver their best on gameday all year long.

Sportsfield’s Newest Innovations are Game Changing

Last year was unprecedented on many fronts, but that did not slow down the team at Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. In fact, they closed out 2020 with improved product designs, several newly awarded and pending patents, and honors from the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA).

batters eye installed on the outfield of a ball field

New Solid Surface Batter’s Eye Merges Durability and Aesthetic

For coaches and ballpark managers across the country, Sportsfield Specialties Inc.’s new Solid Surface Batter’s Eye could not have come sooner. In fact, Kevin DeVantier, Director of Sales for Sportsfield’s direct division, said during his tenure, he has had conversations with numerous clients frustrated by material failures from traditional windscreen-style batter’s eyes.

Sportsfield Outfits Top Track & Field Facilities

In December 2019, both Verde Design of Santa Clara, CA, and GeoSurfaces Southeast DBA Medallion Athletics of Mooresville, NC were honored with ASBA’s Outstanding Track and Field Facility Award – Both also sourced field equipment from Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. for their projects at Tokay High School and University of Alabama-Birmingham, respectively.

Sportsfield Sales Managers Use Past Experiences to Reach Success

Sportsfield Specialties is a rapidly growing equipment manufacturer with locations in Upstate New York & North Carolina. Its sales team works year-round and throughout the U.S. to provide high schools, colleges, and professional sports venues with world-class field equipment from their extensive line. For Sales Managers at Sportsfield, past experiences enhance versatility and communications skills, which are both key to keeping customers in the sports construction industry satisfied.


First Down Football Products (FDFP) Acquired by Sportsfield Specialties

Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. has acquired the assets of First Down Football Products (FDFP), a California-based company renowned for their uniquely hinged Football Goal Post. Part of the deal includes the rights to US Patent No. 8,496,547 for the collapsible design.

Ultra Cross® Netting Lauded for Versatility, Strength, See-Through Visibility

Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. has attracted the attention of designers and stadium managers looking for long-lasting and versatile netting protection with their Ultra Cross® Knotless Netting. The braided/knotless design is the strongest netting configuration available, which allows manufacturers to decrease the twine gauge without compromising strength. This state-of-the-art product, paired with Sportsfield’s innovations and strategic partnerships is the ideal combination for sports venues with unique safety issues.


Sportsfield Specialties Recognized for Game Changing Field Equipment

Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. of Delhi, NY was awarded several accolades at the American Sports Builders Association’s (ASBA) annual Technical Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ in early December. Honors included two Game Changer Awards for SSI’s innovations in track and field equipment and recognition for their role in numerous award-winning sports construction projects.

Sportsfield Specialties Hosts 13th Annual ASBA Customer Appreciation Party

Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. (SSI) hosted their 13th annual Customer Appreciation Party in conjunction with the American Sports Builders Association’s (ASBA) Annual Technical Meeting and Trade Show. The event took place on December 1, 2018 at the Fairmont Princess Resort’s Plaza Bar in Scottsdale, AZ.

Demand for Ultra Cross® Netting Surges Among MLB, MiLB Teams

Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.’s (SSI) Ultra Cross® Black and Field Green Baseball Netting have attracted dozens of Major League Baseball (MLB) and Minor League (MiLB) clubs, who have installed the low-profile Dyneema® fiber knotless netting at their home stadiums and/or practice facilities in the 2018 season. This move was part of MLB’s ongoing push to expand fan safety.

Sportsfield Specialties Soccer Goal Innovations Applauded by Venues

Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. is committed to advancing field equipment with innovative solutions for multi-use sports facilities. At soccer venues across the U.S., site managers have taken notice to SSI’s newest soccer-related innovations — Portable International Soccer Goals and Skiddable Regulation Soccer Goals.