April 30th, 2013 01:56 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Billy Luicci, Kyle Field, SEC, Tennessee Neyland Stadium
They say everything’s bigger in Texas. Well with Texas A&M’s successful move into the mega-wealthy SEC, the Aggies’ home football stadium is about to get a whole lot bigger.
According to multiple reports, Kyle Field’s expansion project is on the verge of getting final approval and the plans — according to Billy Luicci, senior writer for TexAgs.com — will raise the stadium’s capacity to 102,000 fans.
Kyle Field currently seats 82,589 which would mean a 25% bounce in capacity if the above numbers are correct. At 102,000, Texas A&M’s stadium would challenge Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium for the title of largest in the conference. Neyland currently holds 102,455 while Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium has room for 101,821.
Projections for A&M’s expansion project last fall listed the total cost at $450 million.
This is just further proof of what we wrote way back in 2010 — Of all the potential expansion partners for the SEC, Texas A&M would be the no-doubt-about-it, guaranteed best fit. The Aggies proved that on the football field last fall. It looks like they’ll prove it with their field moving forward.
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