Ohio State Plans to Replace Artificial Turf Next Season

By Kevin Harrish on September 21, 2021 at 12:57 pm

The Buckeyes will have new turf next season.

Ohio Stadium's artificial turf has gotten quite a bit of social media attention this season with players slipping more than normal and the color visibly fading.

While those issues will not be fixed this season, an Ohio State spokesperson announced on Tuesday that Ohio State does plan to replace its artificial turf next year, ahead of the 2022 football season.

This will be the eighth season Ohio State has played on this turf after it was most recently replaced ahead of the 2014 season. The Shoe's first turf field was installed ahead of the 2007 season before the 2014 replacement.

In the meantime, Ohio State will have to adjust to the field, which may involve some changes to their cleats, Ryan Day said.

"We looked at our cleats to make sure we have the right footwear," Day said of the turf. "We have had some guys go down."

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