The conversion from artificial turf to natural grass at Four Winds Field is almost complete. Here is a look at the field at 4:30 p.m. EST, courtesy of the South Bend Cubs:
For comparison, here is a photo of Four Winds Field — then known as Coveleski Stadium — that I took during a visit there in 2011 (the first year there was artificial turf at The Cove):
Click here to see more grass-installation photos from earlier this week.
Work also began this week on the area where the new Four Winds Field batting facility will be located (behind the right-field wall, where there previously was a parking lot). Crews leveled the ground and began to set the foundation of the facility, as seen in this photo from the South Bend Cubs:
All construction work is expected to be completed by Opening Day 2015.