The Stamford Advocate reported on June 27th that the city of Stamford installed a " new artificial turf field" in Lione Park.
"Two of Stamford's active cricket teams, Stamford Cricket Club and St. John's Cricket Club, along with sister leagues from Bridgeport, celebrated the wicket's ribbon cutting Saturday by engaging in a friendly match.
The renovations -- which also included parking lot reconstruction, fencing improvements and landscaping -- cost $1.7 million, City Engineer Lou Casolo said.
Players said the new surface will take getting used to. The rubber crumb field seems to make the ball slower and give it some bounce, players said. But the pace may quicken as teams "break in" the turf."
It would be cool to have some pictures of this new field. [For pictures of the old field, click on thumbnail below]