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American Sports Builders Association Honors The Motz Group for Construction Excellence at FC Cincinnati Training Center

The Motz Group of Cincinnati, Ohio is a winner of the Distinguished Multi-Field Facility of the Year Award, presented by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA).  Motz was recognized for its work on the FC Cincinnati’s Mercy Health Training Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In May 2018, Major League Soccer (MLS), named FC Cincinnati (FCC) as the latest expansion team to join the league. FCC’s move to the majors included construction of a showcase training facility and youth academy. Desiring natural grass and synthetic turf playing surfaces at their new ground, meeting international standards for safety and performance, the club turned to the field experts at The Motz Group. During the planning phase, Motz worked in a design-assist role to support the project architect and civil engineer in developing field layouts, drainage and irrigation plans, netting and fencing systems, and curbing/adjacent hard surfaces. Dubbed the Mercy Health Training Center, the venue includes a full size PerformanceBlade™ synthetic turf field and 250,000 square feet of Eclipse™ stabilized ryegrass. About 150,000 square feet of the Eclipse™ was farm produced and installed as mature sod and the remainder was grown-in on site. All field construction was handled by Motz. Play began, as scheduled, in the spring of 2019.

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, fields and courts & recreational facilities annually recognizes tennis, running tracks, fields and indoor facilities which exemplify construction excellence.  A panel of ASBA members judges entries on elements such as layout and design, site work drainage, base construction, surface, amenities, innovation, and overall impression.

About The Motz Group

For over 40 years, The Motz Group has been committed to leaving a lasting legacy with every field we create. As a true employee owned company, we build fields from inception to completion with pride, dignity, and the utmost integrity. We are synthetic and natural turf specialists, focusing on sports field design, construction, removal, replacement, maintenance and management. Motz has made our name designing innovative and comprehensive performance-based sports field systems, tailored to our customer’s specific needs. We build fields from inception to completion with pride, dignity, and the utmost integrity. With quality craftsmanship and proven safety in mind, Motz is committed to partnering with our customers from groundbreaking to replacement, guiding them every step of the way. For more information, please visit

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