WORK BEGINS ON DODGERS STADIUM OUTFIELD

Work will begin on Thursday to prepare the outfield for the inaugural edition of soccer's Guinness International Champions Cup.

The work will start as soon as the final whistle blows following the Dodgers clash against the Yankees this Wednesday evening with workers challenged with turning the outfield into a soccer pitch in just 48 hours.

The Guinness International Champions Cup will feature big name teams from across the globe including Juventus, Everton, Real Madrid and the LA Galaxy.

Head groundskeeper at the stadium, Eric Hansen, says he believes his staff are up to the challenge. "This is our first time so this is going to be a learning process for us."

"We only have two days to get ready for soccer and five days to get ready for baseball," he said. "I'd rather have it that way than the other way around."

No seats will be added to the 56,000 seat stadium in preparation for the tournament.

Posted on 30/07/2013