Inside Look at the Miller Park Field Renovation Project
The Brewers played their last home game on Sunday, September 22 and their last regular season game on Sunday, September 29. On Monday, September 30, the Miller Park grounds crew was very busy tearing up the field to make room for a new playing surface. Wednesday was the first day the grounds crew began to install the new playing surface after a week of preparation.
Over 105,000 square feet of sod was brought in from Graff’s Turf Farm in Fort Morgan, Colorado to cover the approximately 2 1/4 acres of field. It comes to Miller Park on rolls that are 2,200 pounds and are four feet wide and 35 feet long. The sod is fully mature and about 1 1/2 inches thick.
Miller Park’s Director of Grounds Justin Scott spoke about the project.
“The process allows us to bring in some younger, newer turf and remove some old contamination,” said Scott. ”We can fix some issues and improve some things with irrigation. It is just an industry standard procedure that all MLB teams do.”
The old sod was ground up and recycled into top soil.
Scott said he hopes the project of laying the new sod is complete by Friday night. At that point, routine maintenance of the field will continue until late November or early December when he hopes the field will go dormant for the winter.
The last time this project took place was the Fall of 2008.
We will keep you updated with photos of the project!