Besides the end zone lines and the numbers, the new turf in Notre Dame Stadium is complete. Notre Dame’s artificial field turf now features a monogram “ND” with two green shamrocks at the 35-yard line where the kickoff takes place.
The monogram ND is fairly small when it is compared to other schools’ midfield logos. Perhaps, this was a way of comprising the subdued look of the past field with the new look.
It took almost the entire summer for the crew to rip up the grass, level the ground and roll out the new turf. Here is a photo lapse of what happened this summer:
The crew has not yet completed the hash marks, end zone marks and yard line numbers. The remarks on Twitter appear to be positive about Notre Dame’s new field turf.
It will undoubtedly help players on both sides play a cleaner game of football. No more slipping. But, gone are the days when Notre Dame can grow foot high grass to slow down an opponent. It will always be somewhat of a fast track now.
How do you feel about the new field turf?