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Kick Grass! Notre Dame could net nearly $1M on turf sale

Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
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Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

The University of Notre Dame is planning to make way for new turf for its football field—so it's selling off bits of its used grass for nearly $150 a pop.

The storied school plans to install new synthetic FieldTurf in its 84-year-old stadium, the South Bend Tribune reported Monday. As a result, fans are shelling out cash to buy 5-by-2-foot pieces of the stadium's field.

The strips of grass and soil are being sold on Notre Dame's website, and will be ready for shipment by Wednesday, the newspaper reported.


Given the size of the field, and depending on how many fans are willing to buy plots of history, the university could earn more than $800,000 from the sale. Yet the newspaper said the field's history isn't nearly as rich as the football team's: The stadium turf was resodded four times last year.

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