Planning on heading into an opening series game at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field? If so, home actually won't be too far.
According to a couple media reports – on CBS New York and Newsday – DeLea Sod Farm will be once again providing sod to the home teams after being grown on DeLea plots all around Suffolk County – from E. Northport to Miller Place to Calverton.
“There are a number of sod growers, even upstate, New Jersey. But they like the Long Island sod because it’s durable,” Joe Gergela, executive director of the Long Island Farm Bureau, told CBS. “[It's] superior sod and that’s why the clubs select it from Long Island.”
DeLea provided the original turf used when the Yankees built their new stadium in 2008-2009, and according to a 2012 report released by the New York State Comptroller's Office, Suffolk County was tops in New York State in sod farming output, among other crops.