At Southampton’s Saint Mary’s Stadium, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

You may not know the Premier League recognizes its best grounds teams ever year, but Southampton’s Andy Gray does—he’s often among the honorees. He’s been taking care of the award-winning St. Mary’s pitch for 18 years. “In the end, the grass is a living thing,” he says. If it’s fine today, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be fine tomorrow.”

To read the issue 10 feature on Gray and his craft, click here for a web and mobile-friendly layout.

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