Arkansas announced last year it would move back to natural grass at Reynolds-Razorback Stadium, and now that process has begun.
The Hogs concluded spring practice on Saturday, and on Tuesday the Hogs posted a time-lapse video of the artificial surface being torn out. The replacement, Tahoma 31, is currently being grown at Winstead Turf Farms in Arlington, Tenn.
The new sod is scheduled to arrive in Fayetteville on July 21, and the installation process will take place over several weeks. The Hogs won’t be able to practice on the new field until the final week of August, with the debut going down Aug. 31 against Portland State.
Arkansas last played on natural grass in 2009. With the move, the Hogs will leave Ole Miss as the only SEC West team playing on an artificial surface. Artificial surfaces are more commonplace in the SEC East, where Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt use the fake stuff.