Apr 12, 2014; Notre Dame, IN, USA; A general view of the Notre Dame Stadium during the Blue-Gold game. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football releases new field turf design (Photo)

Some of the loyal fan base consider it one of the biggest travesties in Notre Dame Football history, but earlier this year the school revealed that they, like a lot of other football programs, would be straying away from their famous natural grass and moving to the more popular field turf.

Well whether the Irish faithful like it or not, it’s going to be happening, and the school released what the new field turf inside Notre Dame Stadium will look like.

As far as anything really outlandish–well, Notre Dame fans can take solace in the fact that they didn’t follow in the footsteps of some other programs that have undergone complete overhauls of their field.

Aside from the logo at midfield and a few shamrocks, it actually looks about the same.


In a release from the school, Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick explained some of the changes.

“The interlocking ND is the most recognized symbol of our University and its athletics programs, and we wanted to communicate that to our fans and all those viewing our home games on NBC,” said Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick in a release. “The integration of the shamrocks allows us to achieve consistency across all of our new or recently renovated facilities where both the interlocking ND and a shamrock have a presence on the playing surface.”

What do you think of the new design? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

[h/t CBS Sports]

Tags: College Football Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • S B Flood

    I think it is pretty solid. It looks like the shamrocks are the blurbs on each 35? Whether there is logo in the middle or not – won’t matter – no harm in adding it, although before the process started, I wanted to keep it plain – but this should turn out pretty nice.