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Top officials reveal Kyle Field renovation progress

February 18, 2014

Notable quotes from Kyle Field press briefing

John Sharp, Texas A&M system chancellor...
"We are on time and on budget for the opening of the 2014 football season."

"You will be able to have a positive experience in calling and texting at Kyle Field starting in 2014 (for Verizon and AT&T users)."

Mark Hussey, Texas A&M interim president...
"We're excited to see progress on the Kyle Field redevelopment. When it's done we'll have the best venue to watch a college football game."

"Kyle Field will be on the bucket list of college football fans everywhere."

Craig Kaufman, associate principal, Populous...
"This is most extensive redevelopment project in college history. It captures A&M's immense history."

"The south scoreboard is almost double the size of the old board and bigger than any other college sports video board."

Greg McClure, Manhattan-Vaughn project manager...
"Demolition and lowering of the field is complete. Southern bowl construction starts in three weeks."

"The playing field will be ready around mid-summer, when we lay the sod and get ready for 2014 season."

"The weather in College Station has been pretty tough and we're not back on track, but we worked through it. We're doing everything to get back on track."

Dennis Christensen, Texas A&M Transportation director...
"We're working to develop the most sophisticated gameday app in the country. Transit, parking, etc."

TexAgs A scale model of the completed Kyle Field.

TexAgs The front of the new south video board.

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Notes on the scale of the project

  • The new south video board will be 163 x 47 feet.

  • Sam Torn with the 12th Man Foundation announced from his seat that the official capacity of Kyle Field in 2014 will be 106,511.

  • The east side of Kyle Field will have four times the amount of women's bathrooms as it previously did.

  • There will be 12 seats left open at the new Kyle Field to represent the 12 Aggies who passed away in the 1999 Bonfire tragedy.
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