Best Recycling Venture

Basque Soccer Friendly sod transplanted at Ann Morrison Park

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Best Recycling Venture

Basque Soccer Friendly sod transplanted at Ann Morrison Park

Jaialdi, the giant festival of all things Basque, happens once every five years. For Jaialdi 2015, organizers put together the Basque Soccer Friendly, bringing Club de Bilbao here to compete against Club Tijuana, To make the match happen, the Albertsons Stadium's famous blue turf was covered with 85,000 square feet of sod and after the game was over, the sod remained. In an awesome example of recycling, the sod was transplanted at Ann Morrison Park, covering two soccer fields badly in need of new grass. Now, anyone can play on the same sod international soccer superstars used at the inaugural Basque Soccer Friendly.

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