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Sketch: Notre Dame's New FieldTurf Field Will Have Shamrocks At The 35-Yard Lines

Earlier this offseason, it was announced that Notre Dame, one of the most iconic brands in college football, would be debuting a brand new FieldTurf surface at the school's football stadium for the first time. Wednesday, we've got our first glance at exactly what it'll look like once completed. The school released a sketch of the new field, which will be installed before the start of the 2014 season. Here are some details, via

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.

Notre Dame will feature its interlocking logo at midfield. But the school will also debut two small shamrocks at the 35-yard lines. They're hard to see in the sketch - hopefully they look bigger on television.

">July 16, 2014

">July 16, 2014

The changes, other than the actual playing surface, are slight. ND fans - what do you think?