RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The Sports Field Management Association (SFMA) on Tuesday awarded Greater Nevada Field the 2022 Professional Baseball Field of the Year.
Leah Withrow, the head groundskeeper, accepted the honor at the 2023 SFMA Conference and Exhibition over the weekend in Salt Lake City.
“This is a tremendous honor for the Reno Aces that Greater Nevada Field has been named the premier professional baseball field in the country by the Sports Field Management Association,” said Reno Aces General Manager & COO Chris Phillips. “It’s a testament to both Herb Simon and our ownership group, who continue to reinvest in the ballpark along with Leah Withrow and her team’s hard work to ensure we have one of the finest facilities in the country.”
The Aces and Greater Nevada Field are the only Pacific Coast League ballparks to receive the accolade since the award’s debut in 1988, along with Round Rock’s Dell Diamond and Albuquerque’s Isotopes Park.
“It’s humbling. Being recognized by my peers means the world to me, and this honor has been a career goal since I began working in the industry,” said Reno Aces Head Groundskeeper Leah Withrow. ‘This award validates that Greater Nevada Field is a premier professional baseball field. My team works extremely hard to ensure the best playing surface possible for the players to grow and the fans to enjoy.”
The Reno Aces are slated to open the 2023 season at Greater Nevada Field on Friday, March 31st, against the Las Vegas Aviators, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Season Memberships are available at RenoAces.com, texting “MEMBER” to 21003, or calling (775) 334-7000.
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