A long weekend trip took me to two sites in south Florida this past weekend. The first stop was Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins. Marlins Park opening in the spring of 2012. This retractable roof stadium is located on the previous site of the Orange Bowl. Director of Grounds, Chad Mulholland and Manager of Grounds, Jared Olson, hosted a quick visit to look at the surface midday Friday.
Simply stated, the turf was in great condition. The infield and foul territory areas consist of paspalum while the outfield is 419 bermudagrass.
The infield mix is Dura Edge Custom Pro from Dura Edge Products and Natural Sand Company. The warning track is Dura Trax from Dura Edge Products and Natural Sand Company.
Here are a few photos of the field tour:
Thanks again to Chad and Jared for the hospitality.
Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.