The Maryland football team set fashion back 20 years last fall with ridiculous uniforms and helmet combinations that matched a hideous 2-10 season for the Terrapins and there are rumors that the field at Byrd Stadium will be getting a Boise State-style makeover for this fall.
Check out the photos below that a fan designed and posted onto a message board for Byrd Stadium of a black field with a turtle-shell design on it and end zones draped with a variation of the state flag.
Boise State is legendary for its blue “Smurf Turf” that has been a great marketing gimmick for the Broncos during their rise to national prominence and FCS Eastern Washington followed suit with a red field but a black field with a turtle-shell design is completely insane. So clearly we fully expect Maryland to use this design (or what about one gigantic state flag design?)
Given the hot and humid summers in the Washington, D.C. area, Maryland’s football players will feel like they are playing in an oven for the team’s season opener against William and Mary on September 1st if this field design is legitimate. What would be next? A giant retractable turtle-shell dome to keep Byrd Stadium cool during September games?
Hey, that’s not a bad idea…