Notre Dame announced Saturday that because of the recent quality of the grass field at the stadium, FieldTurf would be installed before the 2014 season begins.
The school made the announcement during Saturday's spring game.
"We had a strong predisposition to stay with a natural grass field," Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement. "However, the reality is that in two of the last three seasons since we moved Commencement to the Stadium, we have been unable to produce an acceptable playing surface. That, combined with the likely impacts of future construction at the Stadium, led me to conclude that we would continue to struggle to maintain a grass field that meets the expectations of our student-athletes and fans as it relates to appearance, performance and safety.
"Synthetic turf will assist our game preparation because our team will be able to play and practice on the same surface. We will also be able to utilize the Notre Dame Stadium field for practices onRead More »from Notre Dame switching from grass to turf at Notre Dame Stadium