Category Archives: Field & Turf

New Las Vegas Ballpark Now Has Grass

Grass was laid down at the Las Vegas Ballpark Thursday, just weeks before the Las Vegas Aviators (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) are scheduled to start playing there.  Opening day is April 9 when the Aviators will play Sacramento at 7:05 p.m.  Read more here.

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Living Wall Coming to Target Field

Bringing a unique element to an essential ballpark staple, the Minnesota Twins today unveiled plans for a new, “living wall” system for the Target Field batter’s eye. The batter’s eye design, which is the first of its kind in Major League Baseball, will enhance the aesthetics of the center field hitter’s backdrop, without compromising playability. Read more here.

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Sports Turf Managers Association Names Sixth Annual ‘Mowing Patterns Contest’ Winner

PRESS RELEASE – – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the organization for 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athlete safety – names Kyle Calhoon, Sports Turf Manager at the Hartford Yard Goats (Hartford, Conn.), its sixth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest” winner.

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Revolutionary Changes Underway at York Ballpark

Major changes are underway at York’s (PA) minor league ballpark this offseason, paving the way for a 2019 season that the York Revolution (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) expect will drive increased attendance.  Read more here.  The new 1741 Club should be a big hit.

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Monster Trucks and Bullriders Coming to OKC Dodgers Ballpark

Monster trucks and bullriders are taking over Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, the Dodgers will haul in mounds of dirt, leveling the pitcher’s mound. The stadium’s playing surface will be replaced for the first time since the ballpark opened in 1998, allowing a rare opportunity to host such an event.  Read more  here.

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Mobile Pitching Mound Makes Soccer Possible at Cheney Stadium

Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), will host the Seattle Sounders FC 2 (United Soccer League) for 17 games this season, starting Friday, March 16.  A mobile pitching mound makes hosting soccer possible.  Read more and watch video here.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Working to Reverse Trend of Declining Black Participation in Baseball

The league that integrated professional sports is now bleeding black players and black fans.  A project on the East Side of San Antonio (TX), partially funded by Major League Baseball, hopes to fight the trend locally.  Read more here.

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