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Covermaster, Inc.

Tight Deadline Isn’t a Problem for the Seattle Mariners

posted 2018-06-10T11:49:56 in Case Study

When rain threatens a ball game, it’s nice to have options. In Seattle, the MLB’s Mariners rarely have to worry about game delays thanks to the retractable roof at Safeco Field. But sometimes it’s easier to pull a baseball field tarp over the dirt infield, and that’s where Raincover Plus field tarp can save the game.

A wetter-than-normal spring in the northwest meant a field tarp would come in handy. The stadium’s original Raincover Plus infield protector, purchased in 1999 when the stadium opened, had sustained minor damage over the years, and has been repaired using Covermaster Raincover Aid Repair Tape. But after a pre-season inspection by head groundskeeper Bob Christofferson, there was a decision made to invest in a new field cover.

It made sense to opt once again for Raincover Plus. The top-of-the-line, heavy-duty baseball field cover uses Shield-TekTM coating technology to keep the turf cooler and drier. Lightweight and easy to both install and remove, Raincover Plus baseball field tarps can be custom designed for each field. The material reflects heat, resists UV damage, and is strong enough to last for years.

Not only did the Mariners need a new field tarp, but they needed it quickly. With opening day less than two weeks away, the March 22 order had a tight timeline. A new baseball field cover was delivered quickly, as promised, , ensuring spring rain would not damper any early-season games.

As a longtime customer, the Mariners have purchased On Deck Circles, Evergreen Turf Covers, and Enkamat Plus turf protection throughout the years.



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