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Dodger Stadium welcomes mountains of dirt for AMA Supercross Series
Dodger Stadium welcomes mountains of dirt for AMA Supercross Series

Dave Prater and his crew began systematically killing the grass at Dodger Stadium this week, and no one from the Dodgers protested. Prater did so by spreading 5,000 cubic yards of dirt — about 500 dump-truck loads equal to about 1.5 million pounds — over the field to create a track of berms and moguls and jumps for Saturday night's Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series races, which will be held for the first time at the home of the Dodgers. They also plan a Monster Jam truck event there Feb. 19, so the field will remain covered with Prater's dirt for about five weeks. "The grass is dead when we come off of it," said Prater, director of supercross for Feld...

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