Dale's Sky Bet League One fixture v Charlton Athletic will be the first game to be played on the new surface, which was relaid this week.
A decision was made by the Board of Directors to relay the pitch to ensure the safety of the players, and to achieve a high standard and quality of surface that's conducive to playing our style of football on.
Head over to the Dale Wall
to see photos of the new pitch.
PHOTO: The players trained on the pitch on Friday morning