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Packers make plans to replace field during offseason

October 27, 2017

According to an article posted on the Green Bay Packers’ website, Lambeau Field’s playing surface will be replaced during the upcoming offseason.

The final product will essentially be the same type of field the Packers have been playing on for the past decade, the article went on to say.

The synthetic fibers that stitch together Lambeau’s natural grass surface are showing wear and tear from their age. According to the article, this presented the Packers with an opportunity to make improvements to the root zone, irrigation and heating systems underneath the surface. Additionally, the rubber apron that surrounds the field will be replaced.

“This field has served us very well and it’s simply time to replace it with a new version of the same field,” said Allen Johnson, Packers fields manager. “We’re also looking forward to making some updates to systems that help us maintain the field, which will allow us to have an even better playing surface for the team.”

The project is projected to take place from mid-February until early August.

New sod, with an accompanying grow-in period, will be installed in the spring, and the stitching of the synthetic fibers will take place in July. The new field is expected to be ready for the annual Family Night practice during training camp.

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