Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
New grass field will have red end zones
A digital rendering shows the 2019 field design for Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas unveiled the game-day design for its new grass field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Tuesday.
For the first time the field in Fayetteville will include predominantly-red end zones with the word "Arkansas" on the stadium's north end, and the word "Razorbacks" on the south. The words in each end zone will be painted white in a font trademarked by the University of Arkansas in 2014.
The Razorbacks' primary logo will be painted at midfield and extend 20 yards to each 40-yard line. Red and white Southeastern Conference logos will be placed on each 25-yard line.
The sidelines will be painted white between the 25-yard lines, and red from the 25-yard lines through the back of the end zones. The grass will alternate between a lighter and darker shade every five yards, with the exception of between the 45-yard lines.
Crews are installing the grass field this week at the stadium. The Razorbacks played on an artificial turf surface the past 10 seasons.
Arkansas is scheduled to open the 2019 season on Aug. 31 with a game against Portland State in Fayetteville.
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