Category Archives: Field & Turf

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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Golf Returning to Petco Park

Callaway is bringing a nine-hole golf experience back to the San Diego Padres’ stadium for the third year in a row, with the Links at Petco Park running from the 5th to the 10th of October.  Read more and view photo here.

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Soil Science Drives Western Pennsylvania Dirt Company’s Success at MLB Level

DuraEdge based in Grove City (PA), counts 22 of MLB’s 30 stadiums among its clients, including iconic ballparks such as PNC Park, AT&T Park and Wrigley Field.  Read more here.

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Mock Reports on MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport

Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com is in Williamsport (PA) to report on the MLB Little League Classic for USA Today.  Mock takes a look at how MLB readied 91-year-old BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, home of the Williamsport Crosscutters (Single-A, New York-Penn League), for the big league event.  Read more here.  View gallery of MLB Players Weekend custom caps and jerseys here.

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