Northern Illinois allowing fans to choose new football field design

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The Northern Illinois football program wants a new field design and the athletic program is allowing the fans to decide which field design will be used in the upcoming season.

Northern Illinois Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier said the field design should be up to the fans because they’re the ones watching and attending the games.

The new FieldTurf surface is an improvement necessary for our football program, which uses the surface nearly every day, Frazier said. In addition, fans who attend the games in person, and those who watch on television will see an updated design which is critical to our branding efforts as we continue to promote NIU both regionally and nationally.

The first field design has the outline of the Huskie in the middle of the field with black endzones.

Second set of new turf designs for Huskie Stadium. Let us know your favorite. One will be eliminated each day! #FieldReveal2015 A photo posted by Northern Illinois Huskies (@niuhuskies) on May 20, 2015 at 3:16pm PDT

The third design is taking a shot at the University of Illinois who use the state shape as its helmet logo. And Illinois considers itself as the state university. Northern Illinois is the best football program in the state of Illinois, so why not?

Second set of new turf designs for Huskie Stadium. Let us know your favorite. One will be eliminated each day! #FieldReveal2015 A photo posted by Northern Illinois Huskies (@niuhuskies) on May 20, 2015 at 3:16pm PDT

The fifth and sixth design are similar, but the fifth design shows the impression of corn crops in the lower-third on the field.

Third group of final designs for new Huskie Stadium turf! Tell us which you like. #FieldReveal2015 will eliminate one each day. A photo posted by Northern Illinois Huskies (@niuhuskies) on May 20, 2015 at 3:18pm PDT

The second field design has already been eliminated, and there are five remaining. Each weekday, one field design will be eliminated.

The first design to be eliminated during #FieldReveal2015. Huskie fans won’t be seeing red (end zones, that is). Which design is the next to go? A photo posted by Northern Illinois Huskies (@niuhuskies) on May 21, 2015 at 12:35pm PDT

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