Parkview FIeld Greening

Keith Winter, right, head groundskeeper for the TinCaps, and Andrew Burnette, assistant groundskeeper, spray Parkview Field with green paint Tuesday morning.

According to Winter, “greening” the field early in the season helps creates warmed soil temperatures that help the grass with early spring growth, preparing the field for the team’s April 5 Opening Day. The process, which started at 8:45 a.m., was finished in about 25 minutes.

Last year workers dyed the field on St. Patrick’s Day, but Winter said the unseasonably mild temperatures have allowed them to do it a little bit earlier this year.

The greening should also take care of the discolored appearance of the turf caused by an unwanted grass that has infested it. It will be replaced at the end of the season at a cost to the team and city of up to $140,000.

-News Sentinel

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Categories: Entertainment, Goverment, Harrison Square, Parkview Field

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  1. Are You Ready For Baseball Season? The TinCaps Are! « Downtown Fort Wayne Development Blog - March 14, 2012

    […] there is a lot of excitement in the air.  Now that they’ve sorted out turf problems and the field has been greened, it’s time for some baseball. Tickets went on sale Feb 21st but you can still grab yours […]

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