Many youth baseball and softball leagues share fields with other sports, such as football, due to a lack of facilities and funding in their area. This places an even greater emphasis on proper field maintenance. BTF interviewed two groundskeepers with experience in multi-use fields to give further insight: Alan Sigwardt, Senior Director of Grounds at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes; and Clay Wood, Head Groundskeeper for the Oakland A's, who share the O.co Coliseum with the Oakland Raiders. Start your baseball/softball season off right with these helpful multi-use field maintenance tips!
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The Baseball Tomorrow Fund has awarded 29 grants to organizations operating outside the U.S. to encourage the growth of the game in new and emerging markets. This month, our international spotlight is focused on the French Baseball Federation and the construction of batting cages in Toulouse, France.