Miller Park unveils outfield grass as 2020 regular season nears
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The grounds crew at Miller Park took a big step toward the start of the 2020 baseball season on Wednesday, March 4.
The outfield growth blankets were removed revealing the green grass. The blankets aren't typical tarps, they allow moisture and sunlight to get through. Now that the blankets are off, crews will work on the field every day to get it ready. Soon, they will begin to cut the grass.
The Brewers have seven full-time staff members who take care of the field. They say this year's weather helped keep the grass in good condition.
"Luckily it was a warmer winter than normal and we never really got any frost on the field," Director of Grounds Ryan Woodley said. "So we were able to kick-start the infield and sidelines earlier than they had in the past, so that's kind of putting us ahead of the curve, but the field is in great shape right now."
The Brew Crew will return home and take the field on March 23 and March 24 for exhibition games against the Kansas City Royals. Opening Day is March 26. The Brewers will take on the Chicago Cubs at 1:10 p.m.