By 1812Blockhouse with information from The Ohio State Department of Athletics
With a regional campus of The Ohio State University within the county and as a part of the Buckeye community, we have a tradition here at 1812Blockhouse of highlighting developments on OSU’s Main Campus in Columbus. With the additional fact that thousands of fans of Ohio State football live here, we enjoy sharing major updates about that program.
This information was shared on Monday by The Ohio State Department of Athletics.
The design of the new playing surface that will be installed in Ohio Stadium late this spring won’t feature a wild scarlet and gray paisley pattern or anything close, and to be honest, how could it? Ohio State football holds a noble place in the sport as one of the most tradition-rich and historic programs in college football history.Final Ohio Stadium DesignOhio State football ranks second all-time in wins and will play its 133rd season in 2022 in 100-year-old Ohio Stadium, which is nestled nicely along the banks of the Olentangy River as well as on the National Register of Historic Places.
So, you don’t mess too much with change on something of such historical significance. You tweak.
And that’s what the Ohio State Department of Athletics has done with the look of the new field that will be installed in June and July in Ohio Stadium. The same field and design will also replace the outdated indoor surface at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center with work set for April, May and June.
The department engaged Buckeye Nation in October 2021 to send in fan-inspired design concepts for the field. More than 1,300 designs were submitted, and elements most favored by fans included the Block O at midfield (59%), incorporating Buckeye leaves (48%) and scarlet end zones (46%, compared to 21% suggesting gray end zones).
All three of those elements, plus others favored by fans, are included in the new design that was ultimately determined by an internal panel. Details of the design include:
Fans will see the new turf first on Sept. 3, when Ohio State hosts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
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