Work to prepare the pitch for the start of the 2015/16 season is underway.
Contractors moved on site early on Sunday morning to start an extensive overhaul of the playing surface.
The existing surface will firstly be removed to allow a clean bed. Fibre sand, which will keep the pitch knitted together when the new seed establishes, will be mixed in with the existing surface. This will then be seeded and rolled.
The ground staff will then keep the sprinklers on the pitch, along with plenty of fertiliser to get the seed coming through as quickly as possible.
You can check out the progress of the pitch over the next few days by following us on Twitter - @officiallydale - We'll be tweeting images of the work as contractors go through the different phases.