Rochester Red Wing fans you may notice something new at the ball park next season. Frontier Field is getting a facelift. A massive field renovation project is nearing completion.
A new surface means a major improvement here at Frontier Field.
“This is as good as any major league field in the country,” says stadium director Jim LeBeau.
It certainly doesn’t look like a major league field now - but give it a few days. The grass is being rolled out and crews are hard at work covering the infield here at Frontier Field -part of a one million dollar face lift for this 12 year old ball park in downtown Rochester.
The shipment of sod was delivered Thursday morning from
“They will notice because of the compaction in certain areas was more or less than other areas you would have a little bit of ripple in some cases,” says LeBeau.
With teams like the Red Wings and Rhinos pounding on this field over the years - it became to compacted which lead to poor drainage and now field replacement.
After the grass is in place, crews will cover it with a tarp for the winter.
The project costs around one million dollars and that was paid for by a grant for the state.