The city is looking to become the latest Peninsula community to install synthetic turf to give sports teams more time to play, although planners may have to rely on the state to fund the project. Parks and Recreation officials said Monday they could install synthetic turf at the 4-acre north field at the Belmont Sports Complex for $2.3 million. They say the artificial grass would save the city about $1.5 million in maintenance costs over 10 years and give baseball and soccer teams an extra 40 percent of playing time at the city’s largest field.

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