The Texas A&M Aggies football department managed to make it into national consciousness during the 2012 season with a new conference, a new coach and a new Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
Pretty soon, YouWager bettors will have the chance to see the Aggies get bigger and better with a newer Kyle Field to call home.
The Aggies board of regents announced approval of the redevelopment of this team’s longtime home with plans to expand capacity to 102,500, making it the largest stadium in the SEC and the third-largest stadium in college football.
Only the Michigan Wolverines and the Penn State Nittany Lions have greater capacity, and the Aggies’ construction will just surpass the Tennessee Volunteers’ 102,455 capacity at Neyland Stadium.
Currently, Kyle Field’s has a capacity of 82,589.
The project, which will cost $450 million, will begin after the 2013 football season comes to an end and is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Texas A&M will still play their home games at Kyle Field throughout the construction process, which will take place in two phases during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 offseasons.
The construction of the new stadium will be funded by donations, seat licenses, student fees and ticket revenue, as well as a preferred facilities agreement between the Bryan-College Station convention and visitors bureau that will use hotel and tax revenue for many decades to come.