Behind The Scenes With Lincoln Financial Field’s Ground Crew

Behind The Scenes With Lincoln Financial Field’s Ground Crew


YEAH, THEY WON’T. HE IS ALSO PROBABLY HOPING FOR GREAT CONDITIONS ON THE FIELD. THAT IS WHEN THEY TURN TO THE TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TURF. THAT IS RIGHT. AS HOWARD MONROE’S LIVE FROM LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD WITH A LOOK THE AT FIELD PREP, HI THERE HOWARD. THE LINC’S FEEL IS ONE OF THE 17 NATURAL GRASS FIELD IN THE NFL. GROUNDS CREW IT IS FOR PLAYERS SAFETY. BUT WITH IT COMES A LOT OF UPKEEP. OUR JOB IS TO SEE EVERYTHING BEFORE EVERYBODY ELSE NOTICES IT. REPORTER: THAT JOB GETS HARDER AND HARDER EACH YEAR. FIRST GAME OF THE YEAR, FIRST REGULAR SEASON GAME OF THE YEAR. WE HAVE TO BE IN GREAT SHAPE. REPORTER: TON I LEONARD HAS LED CHARGE ON THE FIELD CONDITIONS HERE FOR 20 SEASONS. ALONG WITH A DOZEN OR SO WORKERS THEIR JOB TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CITY, COUNTRY AND WORLD SEES THE LAWN. WE ARE CRITICAL. WE ARE MOST CRITICAL. REPORTER: THURSDAY MORNING THEY WERE ARMED WITH THE STENCILED OUTLINE LOGO FOR NFL 100 SEASON. THEY FILLED IN THE EAGLES HELD AT CENTER FIELD. THE FIELD HAS TO LOOK IMMACULATE UP FROM CLOSE ON THE FIELD HIGH A WOULD HAVE THE FIELD, IN THE STAND AND EVERY PIXEL ON YOUR TELEVISION. HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION DOES MAKE THINGS A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFIC BUT ALL AND ALL, LOOK EVERYTHING WANTS TO BE DONE RIGHT AND DONE TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. REPORTER: GRASS CUT EVERY DAY TO THREE-QUARTERS OF AN INCH, WATERED TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK AND THIS SEASON IT IS CHANGE FROM BERMUDA GRASS TO KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS. THAT GRASS IS MERCON DUES I HAVE FOR THAT ENVIRONMENT. REPORTER: FIELD CREWS TO HAVE RESPOND QUICKLY TO THE CONDITIONS OF THE FIELD. DURING THE SNOW BOWL IN 2013, 6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL DURING THE GAME AGAINST DETROIT LIONS. UNDERNEATH IS THERE 28 MILES OF HEATING PIPES, TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PLAYERS ARE SAFE, IN ANY CONDITIONS. WE HAVE 150 MILLION-DOLLAR WORTH OF ATHLETES ON THIS FIELD ON SUNDAY. WE DOUBLE THAT. SO WE HAVE TO PROTECT THEM. REPORTER: EAGLES THEY WON THAT GAME WITH THE LIONS BY THE WAY. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS AN OPEN AIR STADIUM. IF IT RAINS TOO MUCH AND THE RAIN AND FIELD GETS SOGGY THERE IS A HUGE VACUUM UNDERNEATH FIELD TO SOAK OUT ALL OF THE THAT MOISTURE BUT FOR NOW, LIVE AT THE LINC HOWARD MONROE FOR CBS-3

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