Maryland To Replace Byrd Stadium's Natural Grass With Turf

COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: The Maryland Terrapins kick off to the West Virginia Mountaineers to start the second half at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. West Virginia defeated Maryland 37-31. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The stadium, which opened in 1950, will soon sport new synthetic turf instead of natural grass.

Since its opening in September 1950, Maryland's Byrd Stadium, the home of the Terrapins' football and lacrosse teams, has featured natural grass. That, however, appears to be changing. The school will replace the surface with a new synthetic turf and is currently in the process of digging up the field's grass, according to a report on Tuesday from the Baltimore Sun.

An announcement, along with renderings, is expected in the coming weeks. Yet, no more details have been offered. Per the Sun:

In the meantime, the school is not disclosing which brand of turf is being installed. It says no final decisions have yet been made on the field designs.

Coach Randy Edsall said Tuesday that it would be premature to comment.

For more information on the Maryland Terrapins, check out the SB Nation blog Testudo Times. For more information on college football, please check out the SB Nation CFB Hub Page.

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