Ohio Stadium’s Playing Surface is Now Safelite Field

By Dan Hope on August 26, 2022 at 2:18 pm
50-yard line at Ohio Stadium

Ohio Stadium will have an official field sponsor for the first time ever this season.

While the name of Ohio Stadium itself remains unchanged, the playing surface inside the Shoe will now be known as Safelite Field. (No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.)

It will be the first time the playing surface at Ohio Stadium has featured sponsor logos. The new turf field will feature two white Safelite placements opposite the B1G logos at the 25-yard lines.

Safelite, a Columbus-based auto glass repair company, already had a presence inside Ohio Stadium, as it became the first company to sponsor the field goal netting inside the Shoe in 2014. The field sponsorship comes as part of a new multi-year sponsorship agreement between Safelite and Ohio State.

Next weekend’s season opener against Notre Dame will be the first game played on the new turf field at Ohio Stadium, which was installed this summer after the previous turf at Ohio Stadium – which had been in place since 2014 – became noticeably worn out last season.

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