CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 29, 2022 -- Husqvarna, one of the world's leading producers of innovative forest, park and outdoor power equipment products, is bringing its CEORA™ robotic mower to the baseball diamond just in time for the 2022 season. The Louisville Bats, Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, are leading
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 29, 2022 -- Husqvarna, one of the world's leading producers of innovative forest, park and outdoor power equipment products, is bringing its CEORA™ robotic mower to the baseball diamond just in time for the 2022 season. The Louisville Bats, Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, are leading off their season by implementing the robotic mower system at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky, and are the first organization in North America to incorporate the technology into their field management. Husqvarna CEORA will keep the grass of the newly renovated ballpark beautifully manicured all season long as the Bats celebrate their 40th anniversary as a franchise.
"The Louisville Bats are proud to partner with Husqvarna to bring this new technology to the world of Minor League Baseball,” said Brett Myers, VP of Operations for the Louisville Bats. “We are excited to be at the forefront of turf management innovation and implement the very best solutions at our facility.”
With the low noise, emission-free CEORA robotic mower, the Bats’ grounds team can define the work areas, set schedules, and choose different cutting heights from their handheld device. The frequent, systematic high-precision mowing ensures the field is game-ready at all times. Its satellite-based EPOS™ technology (Exact Positioning Operating System) provides unparalleled flexibility and eliminates the need for physical boundary wires. Its systematic straight-line mowing delivers extraordinary results even in the toughest weather conditions, so the turf is prepped regardless of rain. Ideal for sports clubs and green space professionals, it provides a cost-efficient and sustainable solution with excellent performance and reliability.
“The Louisville Bats take tremendous pride in their ballpark, and CEORA is the perfect solution to maintain the turf of Louisville Slugger Field,” said Jason Connor, Director of Commercial Robotics. “Husqvarna is proud play a part in their continued efforts to be more efficient and sustainable.”
The Bats will unveil the new mowing system for their 2022 home opener on Tuesday, April 5 against the St. Paul Saints (Triple-A Minnesota) at Louisville Slugger Field. Entering the season, no other professional baseball team in North America is employing the use of a robotic mower.
See the full Louisville Bats season schedule at Louisville Bats | MiLB.com, and to learn more about the CEORA and other Husqvarna robotic mowers, visit Husqvarna.com.
Husqvarna is a brand within Husqvarna Group. Since 1689, Husqvarna has manufactured high performing products and delivered industry-changing innovations such as anti-vibration and inertia-activated chain-brake on chainsaws, as well as robotic mowers. Today, Husqvarna offers a broad range of high performing outdoor power products for parks, forest and garden, and represents technological leadership in the key areas; chainsaws, trimmers, ride-on mowers and robotic mowers. Husqvarna products are sold in more than 100 countries, mainly through servicing dealers.
About Louisville Bats
The Louisville Bats are the top affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds. The team plays its home games in the historic Louisville Slugger Field located in the heart of vibrant downtown Louisville. The Bats’ one-of-a-kind home facility features a rustic concourse layout winding through a restored train shed building, and also boasts plenty of modern amenities with recent completion of several multi-million-dollar renovations projects to the park. This season, the Bats will celebrate their 40th anniversary as a franchise in Louisville – an impressive milestone that dates back to the club’s roots as the Louisville Redbirds in 1982. Visit BatsBaseball.com for tickets or additional information.