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A&M OKs $450M Remodel of Kyle Field Into Texas' Biggest Stadium

Update: The Texas A&M Board of Regents approved the university’s $450 million plan to redevelop Kyle Field into the biggest stadium in Texas (by seating capacity). Demolition work on the existing stadium is slated to begin in November this year, with plans for a grand opening in time for the 2015 football season.

You can read a press release, and view a photo gallery here.

Original post (May 1): Football is big at Texas A&M and it could be getting bigger – even bigger than it is at UT Austin.

The Texas A&M Board of Regents met today in College Station, where they’ve taken up and may vote later this afternoon on a expansion of Kyle Field.

“When complete, it will be the largest football stadium in the state of Texas,” said Sam Torn, co-chair of the Kyle Field Redevelopment Committee. “It will have the largest seating capacity in the SEC. It will undoubtedly produce the most intimidating environment in all of college football.”

Torn said that the stadium would hold 102,000 Aggies. Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium on the UT campus has a capacity of just over 101,000 – currently the largest seating capacity in the state for football, college or pro.

A news conference on the A&M campus is planned for this evening at 6 p.m.

Andrew Weber is a general assignment reporter for KUT, focusing on criminal justice, policing, courts and homelessness in Austin and Travis County. Got a tip? You can email him at Follow him on Twitter @England_Weber.
Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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