Work is well underway to replace the synthetic trackside grass at Tynecastle.
With the current perimeter matting showing signs of real wear and tear, the club decided to replace it as part of the general upgrade of stadium facilities.
The process to dig up the 1136 square metres of material, which was put down in the summer of 2005, began at the start of the week, with everything on schedule to have the new maroon ‘carpet’ in place for the Championship meeting with Falkirk on Saturday, January 24.
A Hearts spokesperson said: “Replacing the synthetic grass has been long overdue.
“We are sure everyone will notice a huge difference at our next home game when we welcome Falkirk to Tynecastle Stadium in ten days’ time.”