Crews placing grass at San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium

Workers are placing the first grass at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara.
April 17, 2014 12:36:15 PM PDT
Workers are placing the first grass at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara. It's a two day job with about half of the 13 trucks coming today and the other half tomorrow.

The Bandera Bermuda grass with perennial rye grass mixed in for color has been growing in the Central Valley town of Livingston since September. In the end, West Coast Turf says 106,325 square feet of grass will be rolled up, delivered and installed at Levi's stadium today and tomorrow. The first four trucks arrived this morning.

"We're transporting the sod from the south end of the stadium all the way to the north end zone and we've already done the north end zone and working our way out past the 10 yard line now," said Greg Dunn, West Coast Turf.

The 49ers say they picked Bandera Bermuda because it uses up to 50-percent less water than the average turf, holds its green color longer and has the quickest growth regeneration in worn areas when compared to other varieties of grass.

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told the media last week he's excited about the new field and can't wait to check it out.

The second delivery will start tomorrow at 5 a.m. Dunn said it will take about 60 to 90 days before the grass is ready for play.


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