The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: Where the Green Grass Grows
With the opening of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches approaching, Curly W Live will give fans updates, highlights and important information regarding the state-of-the-art facility.
For today’s post, we are discussing one of the most important parts to building a baseball facility: grass!
The process of building a baseball field is a detailed project that requires many hands on deck. From laser-grading to precise layers of gravel, sand, scientifically blended soils and infield mix along with irrigation and drainage, it is a fully measured task.
The 13 full fields and two half fields currently being constructed at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches are already taking on both shape and color.
The fields will be a unique species of grass called Paspalum TE. This southern grass is common on Florida golf courses, and also serves as the playing turf at the Astros’ Minute Maid Park and Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. All of the practice fields in Palm Beach will go through the “grow-in” process, which occurs through a sprig program that will grow into a plush playing surface over the course of 6-8 weeks. The stadium field will feature rolled sod and transform into a beautiful playing surface in a matter of just a few short weeks.
Progress will continue daily across 160 acres of the facility complex in preparation for spring training. Stay tuned for upcoming information on season tickets and all the reasons you need to visit West Palm Beach, Florida for Nationals baseball.