Published Tuesday, July 16, 2013 AT 2:40 PM / Updated at 1:16 AM
Video: ‘Tom Osborne Field’ on Memorial Stadium turf
Big Red Today Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska’s putting the final design touches on its new FieldTurf playing surface.

NU opted for the same two-tone field that pays homage to Memorial Stadium’s old grass field — although this version appears to be slightly darker and have less contrast. The end zone designs and bright red “N” at midfield appears the same. But the new field will again include the words “Tom Osborne Field” painted into the sideline after a 14-year hiatus.

While work won’t be completed for two more weeks, NU posted video to its YouTube account of Osborne’s name being placed on the field, though the university is holding a media open house Wednesday at Memorial Stadium where Husker associate athletic director for facilities John Ingram will officially unveil “Tom Osborne Field” on the new turf and will talk about the installation project so far.

The East Stadium project is nearing its completion, as well. Husker fans will be able to see the turf — which is filled with small pellets of cork instead of the black rubber bits, making the surface much cooler in the sun — Aug. 2, when Nebraska holds Fan Day inside the stadium.

Check out the video for an overview look at the stadium’s new turf, and see the video at bottom for a sneak peek at the “Tom Osborne Field” lettering on the Memorial Stadium sideline.

Also, check out a photo showcase of the new playing surface.

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