The artificial turf perimeter of Grant Field has been removed to make way for the installation of natural grass.
Photo: Ken Sugiura/
Photo: Ken Sugiura/

Bobby Dodd Stadium being prepared for Atlanta United games

Georgia Tech has begun preparing Grant Field for Atlanta United’s arrival in March.

A project is underway at the 103-year-old field so that the playing surface will meet MLS specifications for the new franchise’s games. Tech will host games until Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens in the summer, with the season opener scheduled for March 5.

A football field is 53 1/3 yards from sideline to sideline. MLS dictates that fields must be at least 70 yards wide and 110 yards long. The maximum width is 80 yards and the maximum length 120 yards.

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