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GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers are replacing the turf at Lambeau Field.
Replacement is necessary because the synthetic fibers sown into the turf were wearing out. The surface is the same concept as before, but the Packers are switching from the GrassMaster product to SISGrass. The GrassMaster turf was installed before the 2007 season.
Here's a quick look at the turf replacement project and what it will take to get the field ready for the start of the season:
Work began this month. The field is expected to be ready for play in early August, before Family Night.
Irrigation and heating systems will be re-installed to make sure they work with the new turf.
Sod will be planted in spring. Stitching of synthetic fibers will take place in July.
More than 2,500 miles of synthetic fibers (or 20 million individual fibers) will be sewn into the grass.
The Packers shareholder meeting will be held at Lambeau Field in June and Cellcom Green Bay Marathon will go through the stadium, but no other events, such as concerts, are scheduled.
And no, the Packers will not sell the turf removed from the field as they did in 1997.
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