Nov. 20, 2007
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – There’s a new grass football field in the works for Notre Dame Stadium.
Workmen Monday morning began tearing out the current turf, which has been in use for five seasons. On Friday, they will begin installation of the new grass field, with that portion of the project expected to be complete at some point next week.
The sod will come from a Colorado turf farm, the same supplier as for the recently installed new grass field at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Overseeing installation of the new field is George Toma, considered the country’s leading authority on grass athletic fields. He has overseen grass installation and preparations for all the NFL Super Bowls played to date.
The new Notre Dame Stadium field will be ready for use by the Irish during spring football drills in April 2008.
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