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OPENING DAY: I-Cubs Prepare For Season Opener

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The I-Cubs are preparing the Sec Taylor Field at Principal Park for Thursday night's home opener.

Temperatures are expected to be in the low 40s or high 30s.

The unpredictable Iowa weather keeps the groundskeepers guessing, and this year, they've only had a few days to work the field into game-shape.

The first home game hits sooner than many years.

“Being in Iowa you never know what you’re going to get. We’re used to that. We alternate years so last year we opened up April 15th and we had another 10-12 days to play with,” assistant general manager, Nate Teut says.

Turf manager Chris Schlosser does a great job with the field.

“We’re doing the best we can to get everything out,” Schlosser says.

The I-Cubs face the Memphis Redbirds on opening day this Thursday at Principal Park at 6:35 p.m.