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Watch: Notre Dame Stadium FieldTurf install in progress

Jul 10, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

Raise your hand if you thought FieldTurf installation just meant laying down the carpet and giving it a pretty paint job.

(Just me?)

It turns out that the process of turf installation is a bit more involved than you may have expected. And a cool new time-lapse video released by our friends at Fighting Irish Digital Media gives us an update on the status of Notre Dame Stadium while also serving as an educational tool on FieldTurf installation.

In under a minute you can check out what’s been happening inside Notre Dame Stadium since graduation in May.

With progress on pace for completion in early August, here’s your latest look at the new playing surface inside the House That Rock Built. (And Lou Expanded. And Jack’s Remodeling.)


  1. mediocrebob - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Are there any leaks of what the field design looks like? I know there’s been a lot of speculation.

    • johngaltisspeaking - Jul 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      The field is going to be Gold with a huge green leprechaun in the middle of the field.

      • nudeman - Jul 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

        Dude, your stuff is not even remotely clever.
        Predictable too. Fire your writers and come up with a new angle

    • Keith Arnold - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      Has marks in the end zone are staying. There might be miniature interlocking ND’s where the kickoffs take place. But for the most part, the field will look exactly the same.

  2. bernhtp - Jul 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    FWIW: Brady Quinn is more of a grass fan.

    • mikeevergreen - Jul 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      Brady, call WGAD radio and bitch.

  3. dudeacow - Jul 10, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Oh yay! They’re doing… stuff to it.

  4. fnc111 - Jul 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM


    I need some fries with that order today.

  5. a68domer - Jul 10, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Must be kinda like installing a golf green.

  6. johngaltisspeaking - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    I heard that the filed will be green jus like many other artificial fields. I mean what kind of question is that? It still won’t be as good as Alabamas field. ha ha

    • papadec - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      It’ll be better – you can bet your welfare check & spot under the bridge on that!

      • johngaltisspeaking - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM

        you can have the colorful uniforms the bright green fake grass the biggest stadium the best tailgating and all the other artificial crap. I want to see a football team win.

      • idratherbeinsouthbend - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:31 PM


        Are they taking SNAP cards at Bryant-Denny these days?

    • mediocrebob - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      Well john. The question is referring to field logos such as at the 50 and end zones. Seeing as the article is about the field turf progress, seemed like a legit question.

      • johngaltisspeaking - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM

        WEll in that case ND will play it safe make it simple as can be and then after enough bitching they will add something to the field in like 20 years. By the way anyone see the new A&M stadium in the works. Its unreal ! The New Aggies field will easily rival pro stadiums. This is one of the reasons Notre Dame has dropped of the face of the football world they use to be leaders now they don’t even bother to pretend to follow. The ND Stadium is so old we need those new mods as fast as possible.

      • johngaltismyfriend - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:51 PM

        I think they should put three small stars in the center since all ND can recruit are 3 star guys, or so my friend says.

      • johngaltismyfriend - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:52 PM

        And without a jumbotron, half time laser light show and grey poupon for the hot dogs, no 5 star would ever consider sending in his LOI, or so my friend says.

  7. irishmob89 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    I’m sure the field will have no logos like before along with the slash marks in the end zones.

  8. yaketyyacc - Jul 11, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    Great! an improved field for a much improved team. Good combination. Keith, thanks for the time lapse, as I too thought all that was needed was much simpler than it was.

  9. lambda02750 - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    I like keepng the hash marks in the end zones, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a graphic at the 50. I think a gold shamrock with (preferred) or without the interlocking ND in the middle of it would look good but still simple.

  10. rcali - Jul 11, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Shoot. How we going to slow down all the fast teams now?

    • johngaltisspeaking - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      not sure but we will find out when we play rice.

      • rcali - Jul 13, 2014 at 12:31 AM

        Can’t argue. This was a funny comment.

      • johngaltisspeaking - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:41 PM

        Our fans will either say we should have installed Artificial Grass years ago or they are going to say take it out we can’t win.

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