Fifth Third Ballpark

West Michigan WhiteCaps renovation 08 019

Existing turf removal while preserving infield skin

Comstock Park, Michigan  With their 15-year old field deteriorating, the West Michigan Whitecaps, a Single A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers called in Lohmann Sports Fields to renovate their playing surface. A limited budget and short time frame ruled out a complete reconstruction, so LSF orchestrated a program to renovate only the turf-covered playing surfaces by stripping away the old soil profile and replacing it with new irrigation, drainage, rootzone mix and sod. LSF’s experience and efficiency allowed the Whitecaps to perform all their end of the year field closing activities. The result is a first class playing surface that didn’t break the “Bank.”

Sod and soil removal

Irrigation install

Drainage install

Final mix install

Sod install

Opening Day