Although Vikings coaches and players have wrapped up their on-field activities until training camp begins later this summer, there is still work to be done on the practice fields at Winter Park. Vikings Turf Manager Grant Davisson is heading up a project on the outdoor practice fields and he’ll be using the vikings.com Blog to keep us updated on the progress.
Here is Grant’s first blog entry (including photos) regarding the turf project:
Starting on Monday, the outdoor practice fields at Winter Park are being renovated – 110,000 square feet of practice fields and workout areas are being reworked and re-sodded. This is a very exciting time for the team, the coaches and the Vikings Turf Management Department.
In total, 495 tons of sod and soil will be recycled at an offsite facility and fresh sod and soil will be brought in from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Colorado. A state-of-the-art Toro irrigation system will be installed, helping to control over-watering issues and general performance of the turf.
Also, new Turfguard sensors will be installed in the fields to monitor water amounts, temperature and salinity (even though salinity isn’t that big of a deal in Minnesota, it comes with the system).
Check back here often, as we’ll be back with updates and in-depth reports.
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