Category Archives: Field & Turf

Grass Installation Marks Major Milestone in Kannapolis Ballpark Project

On Friday, crews laid the final rolls of sod transforming the Kannapolis Sports and Entertainment Venue (SEV) from a construction zone into a green oasis where the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (Single-A, South Atlantic League) will play their first game on April 16, 2020.  Read press release here.

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Sports Turf Managers Association, Minor League Baseball Announce 2019 ‘Sports Field Managers of the Year’

Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) award the 2019 ‘Sports Field Managers of the Year’ sponsored by STMA and Echo Tools. Continue reading

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After Success of First Big Concert at Ballpark, Efforts Underway to Improve Future Events

The recent Mumford and Sons show in Missoula (MT) saw a huge turnout at Ogren Park in the Old Saw Mill District.  Despite damage to the field that caused the Missoula Osprey (Rookie, Pioneer League) to miss six home games, officials are now working to improve on what they see as a successful production to make upcoming shows even better.  Read more here.

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MLB Bringing Ballpark in a Box to London Stadium

In a span of 21 days, Major League Baseball will convert a professional soccer pitch in the heart of London into a state-of-the-art baseball stadium worthy of the most storied rivalry in baseball between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees for their upcoming June series.  Read more here.

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Transforming Lugnuts’ Home from Baseball to Soccer is No Easy Task – VIDEO

It’s a long and tedious process turning a baseball diamond into a soccer field.  It’s a process that the grounds crew for the Lansing Lugnuts (Single-A, Midwest League and Ignite soccer team haven’t done often.  Friday night’s installment was only their second go-around, and it’s been a learning experience.  Read more and watch news report here.

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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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