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An empty Tiger Stadium

Photograph By Emilio Collavino

By Friday afternoon, the day before the game, Tiger Stadium was already awash in color. From the crisp gold and purple end zones to the perfectly lined tiger's eye at midfield, the field was ready. But Fasbender wasn't taking any chances, making sure no one lingered on the playing surface. "There's an old saying." Fasbender said with a laugh. "Grass grows by inches and is killed by feet."