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Monochromatic MACtion coming to Eastern Michigan’s new field

Eastern Michigan will take a page out of the Boise State playbook this season, but that play will not be a Statue of Liberty to fuel an upset in a major bowl game. Instead, Eastern Michigan will play on a non-traditionally colored field this fall. Today the Eagles unveiled plans for a brand new gray field at Rynearson Stadium.

You read that correctly. In a world of flashy uniforms and HD video, Eastern Michigan is embracing a more monochromatic field color and running with it. The school is calling it “The Factory,” which may be a reference to the hard work attitude the program will try to adopt moving forward.

Boise State is famous for its blue turf. The school also owns the trademark to any non-green playing surface, which means Eastern Michigan had to run this idea by Boise State University. Boise State has denied other schools the chance to install a blue field, but the school is generally pretty accepting of other non-traditional field colors. Will a gray playing field be the key to turning Eastern Michigan football around? Eh, probably not, but at least we are talking about the Eagles in mid-June. That’s something, right?

At least it should be easier on the eyes for those watching an EMU game on TV, compared to a Boise State or Eastern Washington home game.

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5 Responses to “Monochromatic MACtion coming to Eastern Michigan’s new field”
  1. cubano76 says: Jun 19, 2014 2:47 PM

    WOW! They really went all out from a design standpoint w/ that “E” in the middle of the field.

  2. charleyman48 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:02 PM

    I used to live right across the street from Eastern Michigan in 1968-69 on West Cross Street. Way to go Eagles from Chuck Dart who’s son was born in 69 there in Ypsilanti and brought home to that tiny place we called home with many a Eastern student spending time enjoying pizza and wine and me a Willow Run Grad. Most of all though it’s the water tower still standing proudly to this day that makes Eastern Michigan folk’s proud and now a great new playing field to boot.

  3. grumpyoleman says: Jun 19, 2014 4:52 PM

    Go Huron’s!

  4. philliesblow says: Jun 19, 2014 5:02 PM

    The field should get progressively darker from the 50 to the end zones (or vice versa) so they could market it as 50 shades of gray and get some unsuspecting women to attend the games.

  5. gatiger says: Jun 20, 2014 9:33 AM

    I think it looks good. Way better than Boise State’s retina frying Blue!

    ps Eastern Washington’s Red field is second to BSU

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