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MLB’s Miami Marlins scrapping natural turf for artificial

Retractable-roof stadium has made maintaining natural turf challenging

December 5, 2019
By CP24

Fans watch the Marlins play on natural turf during a 2019 game. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File

Having experienced challenges maintaining natural turf since opening its retractable-roof stadium in 2012, Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins are turning to an artificial turf playing surface for the 2020 season. The Marlins will become the fifth team in the majors to opt for artificial turf.