The SmartTurf Blog will be posting on facility visits on a frequent basis. Today, we look at Four Winds Field home of the South Bend Cubs.
In late April, I visited Robert Sedlak, the Head Groundskeeper for the South Bend Cubs. The playing surface was taken from synthetic turf to natural grass this past off-season. The new bluegrass surface looked great for late April in South Bend.
The infield mix was amended with Dura Edge Pro from Natural Sand Company prior to the start of the season. The infield mix was in great condition as well.
The seating bowl was renovated in 2010. The concourse is open and 360 degrees minus the area directly behind homeplate.
The outfield has great views of the stadium along with a statue of Stan Koveleski.
The left field area contains a tiki bar and fire pit.
Also in LF is the team shop. It is located in a former church. A very unique setting for a team store.
Bottom line, if you are in South Bend, make a stop at Four Winds Field, you will not be disappointed.
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