When the Razorback football team takes the field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the 2019 season opener, it will be ‘Running through the A’ on a natural grass playing surface for the first time in a decade. Arkansas will open the 2019 season on the new surface on August 31 when the Razorbacks host Portland State in Fayetteville.
With spring practice in the books, the process of removing the current stadium field turf will begin followed by below the surface work to prepare for the new natural grass playing surface. The new grass, dubbed Tahoma 31, is currently being grown at Winstead Farms and should be ready for installation at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in late July.
The return to grass is the fourth surface change since the original 1938 playing surface. Arkansas last played on natural grass in the 2009 season.