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Sod arrives for new field at Comerica Park

Kentucky bluegrass sod has less than 2 weeks to settle before Opening Day on March 31

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DETROIT – With Opening Day in Detroit less than two weeks away, the groundskeepers at Comerica Park are hard at work.

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Local 4 was there Thursday morning as trucks carrying new Kentucky bluegrass sod for the field arrived.

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Because of the placement of a hockey rink on the surface of the field for the NHL's Winter Classic on New Years Day, all of the sod in the stadium was taken out. 

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The Tigers will open the season against the Kansas City Royals at 1 p.m. on March 31 at Comerica Park.

Meanwhile, Comerica Park's "Pepsi Porch" in right field is getting a $4 million makeover. The project will include adding 426 new seats, new furniture and adding fire features. A new bar, "the New Amsterdam 416," also is being brought into the park.

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