Work to prepare the Spotland pitch for the start of the 2013/14 is underway.
Contractors moved onto site early on Monday morning to start a three day extensive overhaul of the playing surface.
The existing surface will firstly be removed to allow a clean bed, before the pitch is verti-drained. Fibre sand, which will keep the pitch knitted together when the new seed establishes, will then be incorporated into it.
You can check out the progress of the pitch over the next three days on Twitter by following @officiallydale We'll be tweeting images of the work as contractors go through through the different phases.