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Field Notes: Coliseum, Home of the Oakland Athletics

As you're sprucing up your lawn this spring, baseball grounds crews are getting their turf in tiptop shape. Don't miss these great photos, fun facts and insider tips from some of the country's most popular ballparks.

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Q: How is the field surface constructed, and are there special or "hidden" features to help manage irrigation or maintenance?
A: The field at uses an extensive drainage system, four-inch drain lines cut into the sub-grade that feed an 18-inch main line. The drains are covered with four inches of pea gravel. On top is a 12-inch sand root-zone, then 3/4-inch-thick sod.



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