New playing surface at JHU's Homewood Field ready for action

Credit: James VanRensselaer/Homewood Photography

The new-look playing surface at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field is finished, with all 40 rolls and 40,000 pounds of fiber turf having been installed over the past few weeks.

The field, which was last replaced in 2005, was stripped down to its stone base just after Memorial Day to make way for new surface, which mirrors the look and feel of natural grass and is the same synthetic turf system used by the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. It features a new black border with "Johns Hopkins" painted in blue at one end zone and "Blue Jays" on the opposite side.

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