Notre Dame is taking great pains to make sure the new playing surface for its football field keeps to its storied tradition.
FieldTurf will be delivered next week and installed at Notre Dame Stadium in the next few weeks, according to a university statement, and its design will include the traditional diagonal striping in both end zones.
Together, the end zones contain 18 lines positioned at 42-degree angles toward the Basilica and the Golden Dome. The numbers represent 1842, the year Notre Dame was founded.
The field also will feature the interlocking "ND" logo, and the 35-yard-line markers will include small green shamrocks.
The University of Notre Dame’s new FieldTurf surface at Notre Dame Stadium will be put in place in the next few weeks, and a strong sense of history will permeate the look of the field and its markings.
The football field itself will include the traditional diagonal striping in both end zones. There will be 18 lines (nine in each end zone), and they will be oriented at 42-degree angles toward the Basilica and the Golden Dome. The numbers 18 and 42 represent 1842, the year the University was founded.
There will be a traditional interlocking ND logo at midfield, and the 35-yard-line marks for kickoffs will include small green shamrocks.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun