The field at Notre Dame Stadium is getting a complete makeover.
With the Irish not set to play a home game at Notre Dame Stadium again until October 19th, the university is pretty much re-doing the whole field. The stadium surface was a wreck following last weekend's Oklahoma game and on Thursday night crews had completely torn up the old grass, showing just dirt on the majority of the field. New sod was brought in and laid down.
"We have brought in turf from goal line to goal line, Number to number," Irish coach Brian Kelly said Thursday. "Pretty much re-doing the field. It was in poor, poor condition so early in the season. We've stripped it and we're in the process of putting down sod right now."
But don't worry traditionalists, the 'turf' remains natural grass despite the wishes of Coach Kelly.
"I've made it pretty clear what I want for a surface," Kelly said referring to Field Turf. "That hasn't come to fruition. We're going to put the grass down and hopeful that will get us through the season."
Notre Dame has three more games at Notre Dame Stadium this season.
The Irish will play a 'home game' on turf Saturday when they 'host' Arizona State in North Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. You can see the game on WNDU-TV Saturday at 7:30pm.