Something called Cynodon dactylon was discovered at the new downtown ball park over the weekend and its presence may or may not affect the sold out first game of the year.

It apparently started growing inside the stadium about three days ago, and experts say getting rid of it could be difficult and costly. Because this particular species is so invasive and aggressive, it could cost as much as $50,000 to eradicate.

Specialists in the field say Cynodon dactylon is problematic because it can go for long periods without much rain, has a high tolerance to sunlight, and forms a dense mat wherever a node touches the ground.

THIS picture was taken Friday, March 28. By Sunday, it had completely taken over much of the infield, as illustrated in THIS photo. To learn more, follow this link.