MLB teams up with landscape company to renovate historic minor league field

June 22, 2017By

MLB partnered with BrightView, a national landscape services and snow removal company, to renovate Bowman Field, the second oldest minor league ballpark in the U.S., in preparation to host the MLB Little League Classic Game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals Aug. 20, during the Little League World Series. BrightView Design Group designed the new field, and BrightView’s... read more

Nearly invisible netting to protect fans at 10 MLB stadiums

April 11, 2016By

Beginning this year, more Major League Baseball fans seated close to the action will be protected by screens thanks to barely visible systems developed and installed by Promats Athletics, a new release from the company reported. This new system uses netting manufactured by NET Systems and is made with Black Dyneema material. Promats Athletics’ new netting will protect fans in... read more

MLB and Scotts announce partnership to renovate U.S. baseball fields

March 31, 2016By

Over the next three years ballparks around the country will receive renovations thanks to Major League Baseball and The Scotts Co. MLB announced Tuesday, according to the Associated Press, that it will work with The Scotts Co. to find fields that require renovations. Upgrades to these fields will include the planting of new turf, replacing fences and the addition of scoreboards and dugouts. Individual MLB teams... read more

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Shaw Sport Turf partner John Smoltz inducted into Baseball HOF

July 27, 2015By

Shaw Sports Turf partner and former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26. Smoltz, best known as part of a dominating pitching rotation which included fellow Hall-of-Famers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, had a MLB career from 1988-2009. During his time in the MLB he primarily played for the Braves, but also... read more

Safeco Field groundskeeper talks growing conditions, retractable roof

March 19, 2015By

Bob Christofferson, head groundskeeper at the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field, talks with Athletic Turf about the growing conditions as the season approaches and what it’s like to manage a retractable roof. read more

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