Category Archives: Field & Turf

Fenway Transforms for ‘Fenway Gridiron Series’ Starting Friday

Fenway Sports Management is preparing America’s oldest Major League ballpark for the three-game “Fenway Gridiron Series.”  Inside the Pesky and Fisk foul poles with the Green Monster as a backdrop, hash marks and a pair of field goal posts now stand in place where the Boston Red Sox have called home since 1912.  Read more here.  View Fenway football photo gallery here.

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AquaSox Field Getting Synthetic Turf

Starting this week, crews will begin replacing the natural infield, outfield and warning track at Memorial Stadium, home of the Everett AquaSox (Single-A, Northwest League), with synthetic turf.  Read more here.

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STMA, MiLB Announce 2017 ‘Sports Turf Managers of the Year’

PRESS RELEASE – – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) award the 2017 ‘Sports Turf Managers of the Year’ sponsored by STMA and John Deere. Continue reading

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Artificial Turf Coming to Everett Ballpark

Work is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks to convert the playing surface at Everett Memorial Stadium, home of the Everett AquaSox (Single-A, Northwest League), from grass to artificial turf.  Read more here.

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Mariners Getting New Turf

The playing surface at Safeco Field is being completely replaced.  The offseason project is the first replacement of the ballpark’s original surface, installed in the spring of 1999.  Read more here.

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Sod Goes Down at New Rosemont Ballpark

Roger Bossard, the head Chicago White Sox groundskeeper who’s become known as “The Sodfather,” helped lay down the first pieces of sod Tuesday at the new Chicago Dogs (Independent Professional, American Association) stadium under construction in Rosemont (IL).  Read more and watch video here.

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Spinners Lighting the Way at LeLacheur

The Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) have announced that they are the first short-season team in the country to install LED field lights.  The brand new, energy-efficient lighting system provides LeLacheur Park with a more advanced and efficient lighting system than any other club at this level across the nation.  Read more here.

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