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TFC Gets Grass


Toronto FC is getting natural grass.  Toronto's BMO field, home to TFC, will replace its artificial turf with a grass playing surface by the time the club begins its 2010 season.

Toronto council approved the switch last week, but the project needed the approval of both the federal and Ontario governments, which have paid for part of the construction of the $74-million stadium in 2007.
Mayor David Miller announced Friday that both governments have now given the project the green light.
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns Toronto FC and manages the city-owned field, is investing $3.5 million to replace the turf.

I like this because:

  1. Sports should be played on natural grass whenever possible
  2. We're not paying for this, MLSE is, and that's the way it should be
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