PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With every storm we've had this year, the snow has piled up at Hadlock Field. With spring and baseball season around the corner, crews started digging out Tuesday.
"When you first show up and you see the snow, it's a little concerning," Assistant Groundskeeper Jason Cooke said. "But when you're here removing snow, you know it's not going to be long before you're playing baseball, which is a good thing."
They are expecting the process to take four or five weeks, putting them right on track to be ready for opening day.
This is the earliest they have ever had to start removing snow. The frigid temperatures in February did not allow for much melting, so the entire field is covered in about three feet of snow, not to mention all the snow in the stands.