With the Woody Hayes Athletic Center surface now complete, Ohio State began the process of replacing the Ohio Stadium turf earlier this week.
Sports director Gene Smith and the Football Programme’s official social media accounts shared photos of the old turf – which was installed before the 2014 season – being removed by construction crews.
The decision to replace the turf was made last September when the players struggled to keep their footing in the first games of the season. Not to mention that the scarlet end zones had faded considerably and looked pink on TV.
Shortly after, the athletic department solicited fan feedback for a new turf design. The end result notably includes an updated font in the scarlet end zones, a Buckeye Leaf decal on the 35-yard lines, a gray out-of-bounds area from the 20-yard line and the team’s signature helmet stripe. ‘Ohio State under the goal posts. .
The new surface, which is being laid by the Motz Group and Shaw Sports Turf, is expected to be completed in early July, a school spokesperson said. BuckeyesNow. He will make his debut when the Buckeyes host Notre Dame on Sept. 3, with a scheduled kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on ABC.
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