Orioles prep for Opening Day

Posted at 7:39 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 19:39:10-04

The players aren't the only ones gearing up for Opening Day Monday. 

The grounds crew is ready for the Orioles to take the field on a brand new surface. 

"It's 100 percent blue grass from Tuckahoe Turf Farms in Hamington, New Jersey and it has four different varieties that help compete against the drought, the heat, disease resistance and a few other components as far as color wise. It's more a blue green then we had before," said head groundskeeper Nicole McFayden.

The field can take up to 16 inches of water in an hour. There's a lot going on beneath the beautiful grass field. 

"It's 100 percent sand underneath, so it's about 12 inches of sand and then about 3 or 4 inches of pee gravel and then the drainage system which is a gravity based drainage system," she said. 

There's more than just a new field at Camden Yards, there's a new menu as ell. Not only is it fan friendly, it's kind to your waist line as well. 

"The all natural. We're getting some of the best proteins, antibiotic, hormone free.  The hot dog is certified Angus beef," said Nicholas Argo, the executive sous chef. 

There are more than a dozen new items at the park.