Duke announces updates to the playing surface at Brooks Field in Wallace Wade Stadium.

 Duke Athletics announced on Monday that Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium will have its playing surface updated.  

Beginning in May, the Blue Devils will install artificial grass in the hue Duke Blue. 

The project is expected to take two months to complete and will be unveiled Friday, Aug. 30, when the Blue Devils host Elon in their season opener.

The stadium, which debuted in 1929, was the first athletic facility on Duke's West Campus. Originally known as Duke Stadium,

it was renamed in 1967 after former Blue Devil head coach Wallace Wade, and Brooks Field was dedicated in 2015 in honor of alumnus Steve Brooks and his wife Eileen.  

The facility has only undergone one previous makeover in its history: a three-phase plan that began after the 2014 season and ended before the 2017 season. 

The previous refurbishment involved lowering the playing field by seven feet, removing the surrounding track, and installing an LED videoboard. 

In addition, Duke constructed the Blue Devil Tower, a 97,160-square-foot building with club and luxury seats as well as a press box.  

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