GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - If you’re going to Saturday night’s Packer playoff game in Green Bay, the players will be much warmer than you.
The standard heaters will be on at both benches – but the playing surface itself will be toasty-warm, with the goal of creating the best playing conditions possible.
Plastic pipes with anti-freeze are covered by a foot of sand below the surface – and temperature sensors keep the turf from freezing.
The grounds crew can make adjustments if necessary, by using a central control dashboard.
It’s designed to keep the mix of natural and artificial grasses at 55-degrees when the air temperature falls to zero. It won’t be nearly that cold Satruday night. Readings are expected to be in the low 20’s for the 7 p-m kickoff, with a slight chance of either snow flurries or patchy light drizzle.