Tarp removed from grass at Miller Park

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Opening day is less than a month away and crews are busy getting Miller Park ready for the season.

On Monday, crews removed a giant tarp that’s been covering the infield grass in the offseason. It takes about 50 man hours to remove the tarp.

The tarp isn’t like a normal blue tarp you’d get from a hardware store. Ground crews call it a “breathe-able blanket.”

“The blanket on the field in the winter helps preserve moisture so the plant is still alive. So the last few years we’ve been working with keeping the roof closed to prevent ice and snow buildup in the bowl here,” said Director of Grounds Michael Boettcher.

Crews will now let the grass acclimate to the weather and will turn on the grow lights to help the grass get ready for opening day.

Opening day is Monday, April 2 against the Cardinals after the Brewers start the season with three games in San Diego.

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