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Thousands of people purchase grass from Notre Dame Football Stadium

Thousands of people purchase grass from Notre Dame Football Stadium

The football field at Notre Dame will never be the same again. Live grass was pulled up in preparation for artificial turf.

Lacey Love, who does event management for the football department said, "When they tore the original stadium down a lot of people took the bricks and as far as we can see in the future, this is the last time live grass will be in the stadium so we just thought people might be interested in it."

Over 1,100 people showed interested.  That's how many bought the sod during an online pre-sale.  And it's being shipped all over the country.  "I think we have four or five going to Alaska. I only saw one Hawaii tag, but we definitely shipped to Hawaii," said Love.

They shipped a lot locally too.  Love said, "I saw a lot of stickers to Mishawaka and South Bend."  Which could be why there wasn't a huge crowd at the walk up sale, "I think a lot of people who could have come pick it up probably pre-ordered so they were guaranteed some," said Love.
Notre Dame said the money made from selling the sod will help pay for the installation of the turf.

They haven't decided yet what to do with any left over grass.  But there is the possibility they'll try to keep it alive through football season and attempt to sell more then.  They may also cut the sections into smaller pieces and sell it that way or possibly plant all of it together somewhere.
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