Arkansas will be playing on a grass field this fall when they open the season against Portland State on Aug. 31.
The new grass will be ready for practice the last week of August according to a schedule released today by the University of Arkansas.
The removal of the turf started on April 11 and the UA released a video of it.
This is the fourth time the surface has changed since 1938. The Razorbacks last played on grass in 2009.
This is the fourth surface change since the original 1938 playing surface. We last played on natural grass in 2009.
Grass pic.twitter.com/0wiAa5dpmz— Arkansas Razorbacks Football (@RazorbackFB) April 16, 2019
For one former Razorback, wide receiver Drew Morgan, the change certainly didn’t come too soon. He was obviously no fan of the turf.
Arkansas has six games in Razorback Stadium this year. In addition to Portland State, they host Colorado State on Sept. 14, San Jose State on Sept. 21, Auburn on Oct. 19, Mississippi State on Nov. 2 and Western Kentucky on Nov. 9. Arkansas will also host Missouri on Nov. 30 in Little Rock though that game is likely to move up one day to Nov. 29.
The Razorbacks go to Ole Miss on Sept. 7, play Texas A&M in AT&T Stadium on Sept. 28, head to Kentucky on Oct. 12 and then to Tuscaloosa facing Alabama on Oct. 26. The last road game is Nov. 23 against LSU in Baton Rouge.