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Maryland To Replace Byrd Stadium's Natural Grass With Turf

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

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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.

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