(CBS) New FieldTurf will soon be installed at Notre Dame Stadium, and the school released the above photo today of what the design will look like.
It’s very similar to the paint design on the Fighting Irish’s old natural grass surface. The diagonal lines will remain in the end zone, and there will now be an interlocking “ND” logo at midfield. Shamrocks have been added at each 35-yard line as well.
“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,” Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement. “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.”
Notre Dame opens its season by hosting Rice on Aug. 30.