Monday, November 24, 2014

New Notre Dame football field will feature a logo on the 50-yard line

Notre Dame released the design of its new FieldTurf field Wednesday, July 16.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:25 p.m.

NOTRE DAME —  Notre Dame Stadium’s new field design has rolled out, mixing old designs with new.

The Notre Dame FieldTurf will feature an interlocking “ND” logo at midfield and small, green shamrocks on each 35-yard line. The traditional diagonal striping in each end zone will still be featured. 

Notre Dame vice president and athletics director Jack Swarbrick described the field in a statement on

“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.

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.

While being careful to maintain the look and feel of the original Rockne bowl, we are using this opportunity to make sure that every visual element of the field is carefully considered and helps to celebrate our University and its rich traditions.

Examples of the latter will include a reworking of the planters along the sidelines to include Irish coastal grasses with the mum plantings, as well as the application of appropriate color pantones and theming to sideline equipment, pylons and yard markers.”

The new design is consistent with what head coach Brian Kelly first described in May. In April, Swarbrick first announced FieldTurf would replace Notre Dame’s traditional grass field.

The turf field is expected to be delivered next week and installation will begin shortly thereafter.

Recommended for You

 Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd putss up a shot in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Holy Cross, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Posted at 12:00 a.m.
 Providence’s LaDontae Henton (23) shoots over Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

Posted on Nov. 23, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.
 Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, center, looks down as he walks on the field after Notre Dame's 31-28 loss to Louisville in an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Posted on Nov. 23, 2014 at 4:22 p.m.
Back to top ^