First batch of turf to be installed tonight at Target Fieldby Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio
Minneapolis — Tonight the first batch of turf will be delivered and installed at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.
The grass is being trucked in from a turf grower in Colorado. Dan Kenney, head of the Ballpark Authority which owns Target Field, says construction is a little ahead of schedule and adding the grass field is a major highlight.
"When you think back, just two years ago, we had very little structure in place and now, if you look through the webcam you can see that the infield dirt is already in place and here comes the field," he said. "And really, if you think about it, three acres of grass in the center of downtown Minneapolis is a pretty cool thing to have."
The installation of the turf will occur in waves and is expected to be finished later this week. The ballpark is scheduled to be ready for the Twins home opener in spring of 2010.