City of Hamilton replacing stadium turf after The Handmaid's Tale production company rental

WhatsOn Jan 09, 2018 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Extensive work is being done on the field at Bernie Arbour Stadium after it was damaged by a film production in November.

A city official said the turf is being replaced.

“We won’t know the extent of the work until the springtime as there is some underground irrigation and we can’t see if it’s been damaged at this time of year,” said parks manager Kara Bunn.

She said replacing sod on a field of that size costs an estimated $100,000, but an actual cost for the work can’t be provided at this time.

Bunn said the city is negotiating with the film company about cost recovery.

Gilead II Productions Inc. was in Hamilton in the fall shooting Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale (the show has won the Emmy and on Sunday the Golden Globe for best drama series on TV). The company set up shop on the stadium grounds for much of November and constructed an elaborate set in the outfield.

Gilead could not be reached for comment. An outgoing voice-mail message at the Gilead’s office number indicates the company is on a production hiatus until Jan. 15 and not checking messages.

City of Hamilton replacing stadium turf after The Handmaid's Tale production company rental

Field at Bernie Arbour was damaged

WhatsOn Jan 09, 2018 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Extensive work is being done on the field at Bernie Arbour Stadium after it was damaged by a film production in November.

A city official said the turf is being replaced.

“We won’t know the extent of the work until the springtime as there is some underground irrigation and we can’t see if it’s been damaged at this time of year,” said parks manager Kara Bunn.

She said replacing sod on a field of that size costs an estimated $100,000, but an actual cost for the work can’t be provided at this time.

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Bunn said the city is negotiating with the film company about cost recovery.

Gilead II Productions Inc. was in Hamilton in the fall shooting Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale (the show has won the Emmy and on Sunday the Golden Globe for best drama series on TV). The company set up shop on the stadium grounds for much of November and constructed an elaborate set in the outfield.

Gilead could not be reached for comment. An outgoing voice-mail message at the Gilead’s office number indicates the company is on a production hiatus until Jan. 15 and not checking messages.

City of Hamilton replacing stadium turf after The Handmaid's Tale production company rental

Field at Bernie Arbour was damaged

WhatsOn Jan 09, 2018 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Extensive work is being done on the field at Bernie Arbour Stadium after it was damaged by a film production in November.

A city official said the turf is being replaced.

“We won’t know the extent of the work until the springtime as there is some underground irrigation and we can’t see if it’s been damaged at this time of year,” said parks manager Kara Bunn.

She said replacing sod on a field of that size costs an estimated $100,000, but an actual cost for the work can’t be provided at this time.

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Bunn said the city is negotiating with the film company about cost recovery.

Gilead II Productions Inc. was in Hamilton in the fall shooting Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale (the show has won the Emmy and on Sunday the Golden Globe for best drama series on TV). The company set up shop on the stadium grounds for much of November and constructed an elaborate set in the outfield.

Gilead could not be reached for comment. An outgoing voice-mail message at the Gilead’s office number indicates the company is on a production hiatus until Jan. 15 and not checking messages.