Renderings of Kyle Field Redevelopment at Texas A&M Released
May 8, 2013
Texas A&M University has released renderings of Kyle Field, expected to be completed by 2015. The renovation and redevelopment is being led by Populous and is estimated to cost $450 million and represents the most extensive redevelopment of a collegiate athletic facility in history.
“The redevelopment of Kyle Field will result in the finest collegiate football facility in the country and will serve as a benchmark moving forward for future redevelopment projects at colleges across the nation,” said Earl Santee, Senior Principal at Populous. “This project is entirely focused on preserving the incredible tradition and iconic elements of Kyle Field while defining the future of Aggie football by enhancing a game day experience unlike any other. When complete, Kyle Field will serve as a living monument to the unique culture and the storied history that is Texas A&M.”
The design of Kyle Field will feature a brick, glass and limestone façade along with numerous plazas and walkways surrounding the stadium that will celebrate the legacy of the team, students and alumni. The redevelopment also includes an expanded seating capacity of 102,500 (currently, Kyle Field seats 82,589. To enhance the noise level and intimidation factor at Kyle Field, the field is being lowered and seating is being moved closer to the action. Canopies have been added on both the East and West sidelines to create a more comfortable, intimate and amplified fan experience. Every detail and every experience was developed with the goal of amplifying an incomparable facility and an incomparable game day experience. Each detail evokes the history, from the plazas on three sides of Kyle Field that celebrate the storied traditions to the four activation towers that invite people in and bring fans together on all levels of the stadium while reinforcing the strong sense of pride.
Seating options have also been expanded and premium seat holders will be privy to some of the best offerings in collegiate or professional football in the country. In addition, state of the art concessions, merchandising options and a 30,000 square foot Hall of Champions will be added. In total, 120 suites, a high end private club that services a unique 3,900 seat field box area and three different types of loge boxes will provide a one-of-a-kind game day viewing environment.
The east side of the stadium will continue to be the home of Texas A&M’s famous student section while the north side of the stadium will be home to Kyle Field Park, a spacious plaza honoring the great moments, teams and players of Aggie history.
The redevelopment of Kyle Field is the result of a design study completed in 2012 by Populous that examined renovation options, the staging of construction, construction timelines and market research in order to provide recommendations to the 12th Man Foundation and The Texas A&M University System Office of Facilities, Planning & Construction.
The entire redevelopment, from start to finish, will be completed without impacting Texas A&M’s football schedule, allowing the team to continue to play at Kyle Field without interruption. Preparation for construction will begin in August of 2013 and will be ongoing during the off seasons, completed prior to the 2015 season. To learn more about the facility, visit www.kylefield.com.
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