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Poor maintenance


To the Editor:

Some community leaders would lead you to believe sports fields are in poor shape because they are overused. They would lead you to believe that we need to take fields out of rotation so that the fields can repair themselves. This is false. The reason any field in Grosse Pointe is in poor shape is because of poor field management.

I have been a keen observer of the Pierce Middle School field for over nine years. This field used to be in very poor condition. At the time there was very little maintenance provided. A few years ago, a professional company began doing maintenance on the field. This maintenance has turned Pierce field into a very good quality surface for a variety of sports soccer, baseball, lacrosse and daily school use.

The same company maintains the Kerby field. Go see for yourself. Both fields are in very good to excellent shape.

Maintenance of the field is the key to a quality grass surface, not taking fields out of rotation.

Brian Benz

Grosse Pointe Farms

Brian Benz
June 06, 2002

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