According to a report by Tom Murphy in WholeHogSports.com, the Arkansas Razorbacks will return to natural grass in 2019 after playing a 10th year on their current artificial turf surface at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Razorbacks Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek said the decision has been made to install real grass when the 2018 season comes to an end.
The life cycle of artificial turf such as the PowerBlade 2.5 installed at Razorback Stadium for the 2009 season at the behest of then-Coach Bobby Petrino is typically 10 years. The turf project cost roughly $1.1 million upon installation.
The surface at the stadium was natural grass through the 2008 season.
First-year Coach Chad Morris expressed a preference for grass over turf early this spring.