Marlins’ new ballpark to get its grass

The Miami Marlins are ready to roll out the playing field for

their new ballpark.

Workers will begin laying sod Thursday, installing 50-foot rolls

four feet wide. The field will consist of 110,000 square feet of

Bermuda grass, and installation will take about three days.

The Marlins chose a Bermuda grass that’s shade-resistant for

their ballpark, which has a retractable roof.

The ballpark project remains on schedule and is 94 percent

complete, the Marlins said Tuesday. Opening night is April 4

against the St. Louis Cardinals.