Notre Dame releases details of new FieldTurf playing surface

notre dameThe Notre Dame University has released the details of their new FieldTurf playing surface.

The field will contain two key differences from the old grass surface: the school’s interlocking “ND” logo at midfield, and small green shamrocks at the kickoff spots on each 35-yard line.

One key holdover is the nine diagonal stripes in each end zone, which will be oriented at 42-degree angles to point to the school’s Basilica and Golden Dome. The 18 total stripes and 42-degree figure represent the year of Notre Dame’s founding in 1842.

The turf will be installed over the next several weeks.