Astroturf Replaces Grass at Candlestick Park

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KPIX Eyewitness News footage from February 27th 1970 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, featuring views of the natural bluegrass surface being torn out and replaced with astroturf. Also includes views of the astroturf being rolled out and an interview with a groundsman, who reflects that: "This modern age, you know, everything seems to be going on the phony side, so I guess we gotta go along with the times. And not seeing grass grow out here anymore and not having to cut anything, I think I'm gonna be kind of lonsome." It's worth noting that the astroturf was replaced with natural grass again, following the 1978 football season.

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
2/27/1970
Recording medium
16mm color film, silent/magnetic sound
1:28
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 101463
Views
5244

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