Daytona Beach To Pay $938k For Artificial Turf At Jackie Robinson Ballpark

The Daytona Tortugas will be playing their next season (starting March 1, 2020) at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark on new, state-of-the-art artificial turf that cost roughly $1 million. This was signed off on at the Daytona Beach city commissioners’ meeting. The decision was left to them since the city owns the ballpark which they lease to the Tortugas. They say they plan to pay for the synthetic turf with $583,391 from the city’s capital projects funds along side of a $355,000 grant they received from the Racing and Recreational Facilities District. The how and why behind the Installation of the new Synthetic Turf According to minor league baseball regulations teams must have a field without any defects or trip hazards – issues that could quite possibly affect normal game play or risk a player’s safety. City officials believe that by installing this new artificial turf they’ll bring the field up to these standards. They say that synthetic turf is far superior to grass because it allows for continuous play and […] Continue reading