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The Royals put the finishing touches on their new field at Kauffman Stadium, as 110,000 square feet of a bluegrass blend was put down this week. The sod came from Green Valley Turf Farm in Littleton, Colo., which is more than 600 miles away.
Thirty trucks were used to send the 600 rolls of grass to Kauffman Stadium, the team said, and each roll of grass weighed 1,800 pounds and was 180 square feet. Below the grass, there is 600 linear feet of new irrigation with 100 heads to water the grass and the warning track. There was 5,500 tons of sand used, as well as 2,800 tons of pea gravel, 500 tons of warning track material and 275 tons of infield material.
In short, it was a big project. However, the old field was torn out and the new one was put in place in about eight weeks.
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The Star’s John Sleezer’s spent three days shooting video of the installation of the sod, and he made this great time-lapse video, which you can see above.