Over the next two years, Manchester's Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is making a bold move towards a field that is 100% organic.

According to PR Newswire, the stadium in Manchester is working with Londonderry based dairy company Stonyfield Organic to make its field permanently pesticide-free over the next two years.

"We're on a mission to convert parks and ball fields all across the country to organic grounds management, but we couldn't overlook our own backyard," says Stonyfield co-founder and Chief Organic Optimist Gary Hirshberg. "Converting the home field of our hometown team was a natural fit and we're thrilled to help give our Fisher Cats the organic ball field they deserve. We hope it inspires other teams to do the same, for the health and safety of their players and fans."

Stony field created the initiative (along with the hashtag) #playfree, to share organic techniques with playing fields and public parks. Presently, the majority of sports fields use a mixture of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, some of which have been linked to health problems, including cancer.

Stonyfield is also reaching statewide to further their initiate by partnering with public parks in Dover and Portsmouth to help them stop using harmful chemicals.


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