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Eastern Michigan's field really is gray. It looks like it's in black-and-white.

A gray field looks exactly as dull and drab as you'd expected.

2014: We knew Eastern Michigan was putting in a gray field. But we didn't know that it would look like a 1940s telecast when they actually played on it:

We were fine with Eastern Washington's BLOODFIELD, but this actually looks like something is wrong with my television.

EMU's doing this to be different and to embrace Midwestern factory branding.

Update, 9/5/2015: Yeah, still looks like Pleasantville:

Update, 9/1/2016: Yep, still in that same condition:

Update, 9/1/2017: Is it still gray? You bet, it's still gray.