Marlins' new ballpark to get its grass

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MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins are ready to roll out the playing field for their new ballpark.

Workers will begin laying sod Thursday, installing 50-foot rolls four feet wide. The field will consist of 110,000 square feet of Bermuda grass, and installation will take about three days.

The Marlins chose a Bermuda grass that's shade-resistant for their ballpark, which has a retractable roof.

The ballpark project remains on schedule and is 94 percent complete, the Marlins said Tuesday. Opening night is April 4 against the St. Louis Cardinals.