Report: Texas A&M could expand Kyle Field capacity to approximately 103,000
By Zac Ellis
Texas A&M's Kyle Field might soon be among the largest venues in college football. The A&M System Board of Regents is slated to discuss potentially major renovations to Kyle Field at its meeting, and a decision could come as early as Wednesday, according to KBTX in College Station. The school has tentatively scheduled a press conference for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Reports put the stadium's capacity at approximately 103,000 under the proposed renovations, which would make Kyle Field the SEC's largest stadium, surpassing Tennessee's Neyland Stadium (102,455). The Aggies' home would rank as the third-largest stadium in the country, behind only Penn State's Beaver Stadium (106,572) and Michigan's Michigan Stadium (109,901).
Renovation plans reportedly have been discussed with university officials over the last few weeks with no indication of changes.
If the renovations are enacted, the 2013 Texas A&M season would continue without much obstruction, but several buildings around Kyle Field would be torn down prior to the season, including G. Rollie Coliseum. After the season is completed, the first deck of the east stands would be rebuilt and new seating and facilities would be constructed on the south end. The final touches would take place after the 2014 season in time for the start of the 2015 campaign. A vote for the project and its budget is scheduled for around 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.