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Field Notes: Petco Park, Home of the San Diego Padres

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 baseball parks and stadiums.

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Petco Park, San Diego

Q: What kind of soil is used on the field, and where does it come from?
A:The grass is grown on 90 percent USGA-spec sand and 10 percent Dakota Peat Moss. The infield skin is approximately 50 percent sand, 25 percent silt and 25 percent clay. The warning track is a crushed lava cinder that is 1/8-inch and comes from a dormant volcano in the Sierra Nevada mountains.



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