Briefly: Looming water shortages changing life at sports stadiums

AP News reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks saved nearly 4.5 million gallons of water by removing the grass at Chase Field and replacing it with synthetic grass in 2019. Though restrictions in Arizona and Nevada primarily affect agricultural areas, water levels in Lake Mead are undoubtedly a concern. Other sports teams have addressed water conservation through irrigation and sourcing. The LA Galaxy uses 90% reclaimed water and the San Francisco 49ers used 8.3 million gallons of recycled water and 12.3 million gallons overall from January through September at Levi’s Stadium. The Los Angeles Kings utilize an Energetico Climate Processor which pulls humidity out of the air and turns it into water at both their Crypto.com Arena and the Toyota Sports Performance Center.

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