If you attended any events there this past year, then you got to see the product of dedication and hard work first-hand.

There's nothing quite like outdoor baseball. I love being out in the elements with the smell of fresh grass and sunshine on my bad watching America's favorite past time.

We're lucky enough to have a park like Mayo Field's, and I'm happy to say I made it to three Honkers games this past season. Now if you're a die-hard fan of baseball like I am then you'll also notice the love and attention that's put towards a ball park like ours.

Credit: Turfco

It's precisely that reason that Rochester’s Mayo Field was recognized as the 2017 Field of the Year by the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association! This is the eighth consecutive year of the award sponsored by Turfco Manufacturing, which recognizes a Minnesota athletic facility for outstanding maintenance, aesthetics and overall playing conditions.

The field not only supports the Rochester Honkers baseball team, but also local youth, high school and collegiate teams. That's a lot of upkeep.

Plus, just to give you an idea on how big a deal this is: Last year’s Field of the Year award was given to CHS Field in St. Paul! So congratulations to everyone who helped earn this prestigious award!

For more information on the MPSTMA, visit www.mpstma.org. Information on Turfco can be found at www.turfco.com.

Check out the businesses who were recognized as the best in Rochester by their customers and fans! Click here to see who truly excelled in 2017 with our end of the year list!