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Broncos Ditching Synthetic Field At Mile High, Using Kentucky Bluegrass Grown In Colorado

DENVER (CBS4) - The Denver Broncos have begun a major renovation of the field at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this offseason.

According to the Broncos, the organization has partnered with Sports Contracting Group and Millennium Sports Technologies to upgrade the playing surface.

The field was removed on Monday and the new playing surface is expected to be in place by early April.

"Sports Authority Field at Mile High is committed to providing state-of-the-art amenities to fans and teams utilizing the stadium," Director of Facilities for Stadium Management Company Zach Myhra said in a statement. "After completing extensive upgrades to the stadium in recent years, our focus now is providing the safest and best possible playing surface at Sports Authority Field at Mile High."

An image of the work being done on Wednesday from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

The new field will be made of 100 percent Kentucky bluegrass sod grown by Graff's Turf Farms in Fort Morgan. It's a switch from the synthetic blend surface that has been used at the stadium since it opened in 2001.

The Denver Outlaws will have the honor of being the first to play on the new field during their home opener against the Charlotte Hounds on May 3.

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