Category Archives: Field & Turf

Joplin in Preliminary Talks with Frontier League

City officials are keeping Joplin (MO) ready for a pitch from professional baseball even though the Joplin Blasters (Independent Professional, American Association) struck out.  Mayor Mike Seibert this week mentioned the Frontier League (Independent Professional) in a City Council discussion about whether to install artificial turf on the infield of Joe Becker Stadium.  Read more here.

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Introducing: The “New” Bethpage Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday evening, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the Long Island Ducks and representatives from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works unveiled the team’s brand new LED field lighting system. Following the ceremonies, the Ducks took the field under the new lights for the very first time for the team’s final workout prior to the start of the 2017 season. Continue reading

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Homer Stryker Field Flooded

Homer Stryker Field, home of the Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), is significantly flooded due to the rising waters of the Kalamazoo River.  Fortunately, the Growlers don’t open their season until Tuesday, May 30.  Read more and view video and aerial photo here.

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Gophers Prep for First Indoor Baseball Game at U.S. Bank Stadium

Minnesota Golden Gophers M Logous_bank_stadium_introduction_logoEven on the eve of the first indoor baseball at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, longtime University of Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball coach John Anderson wasn’t completely sure what his team’s grand new temporary home would look like.  Read more and view photo here.

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Miners Announce “The Links At Rent One Park”

Southern Illinois MinersPRESS RELEASE – For anyone who has ever dreamed of hitting a golf ball in a baseball stadium, now is your chance! The Southern Illinois Miners announce that they will turn Rent One Park into a nine-hole golf experience, “The Links at Rent One Park,” from April 20-24. VisitSI will be the legacy sponsor along with hospitality sponsor Peoples National Bank. Continue reading

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New Turf Looking Good in Johnson City

Johnson City Cardinals LogoBoyd Sports has completed its $250,000 installation of new synthetic turf on TVA Credit Union Ballpark’s infield and other areas well ahead of the Johnson City Cardinals’ (Rookie, Appalachian League) season.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Ducks Complete Ballpark Field Makeover

Long Island Ducks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Long Island Ducks have announced the completion of a playing field makeover at Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Atlantic League club for 17 years. The natural grass field has been completely replaced for the first time since 2008 and will be on display for all to see on Opening Night in 2017. Continue reading

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