COLLEGE STATION -- The 2013 Texas A&M football season is already one of the most anticipated in school history, and now work will soon begin on the largest and most extensive stadium redevelopment project in the history of collegiate athletics.
The area surrounding the Aggies’ historic stadium will begin to have a new look as the Kyle Field Redevelopment Project begins in earnest this week with an aggressive timeline.
- This Wednesday, July 24, a construction fence will be installed around G. Rollie White Coliseum as well as the Read Building on the east side of Kyle Field.
- Thursday, Aug. 1, the construction of the new west campus weight room facility located off of Tom Chandler Drive across the street from the Cox-McFerrin Basketball facility will begin.
- The demolition of G. Rollie White Coliseum and portions of the Read Building will begin on Monday, Aug. 19. Select memorabilia from G. Rollie White Coliseum will be available via an online auction in the near future.
Texas A&M’s 2013 football season opener is set for Aug. 31 at noon on ESPN as the Rice Owls come to Kyle Field, followed by a Sept. 7 home game against Sam Houston State with kick slated for 6 p.m as part of a pay-per-view telecast. The Aggies’ SEC opener is set for Sept. 14 against Alabama, with the game set to be televised nationally by CBS at 2:30 p.m. The SMU Mustangs then come to Kyle Field on Sept. 21 to close out a four-game homestand.
Construction of a new northeast tower at Kyle Field will commence on Monday, Sept. 30. This will include construction of the east side press box as well as the canopy construction.
The Aggie football team returns to Kyle Field on Saturday, Oct. 19 to face Auburn, followed by another SEC foe on Oct. 26 as Texas A&M welcomes Vanderbilt to Aggieland. The Aggies host UTEP on Nov. 2, with the final home game of the 2013 campaign set for Nov. 9 against SEC divisional opponent Mississippi State.
On Monday, Nov. 11, demolition around the stadium will consist of the Netum Steed facility and the south end zone video board, as well as the east side ramps and the first deck on the east side. Demolition work on the north end zone façade will also begin at this time, followed by the Monday, Nov. 25 demolition of the playing field.
The east side of Kyle Field as well as the south end zone complex is expected to be complete in time for the start of the 2014 football season.With a budget of $450 million, Kyle Field’s final capacity will be 102,500 upon completion of the redevelopment project in time for the 2015 season.