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Texas A&M renovations will bring Kyle Field seating to more than 102,000


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Texas A&M Aggies yell leader performs during the 2013 Maroon and White Texas A&M spring game at Kyle Field in College Station, TX. (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

Texas A&M Aggies yell leader performs during the 2013 Maroon and White Texas A&M spring game at Kyle Field in College Station, TX. (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

When the Texas A&M athletic department made the move from their longtime Big 12 home to the SEC, leaving historic rival Texas in the dust, no one could have expected such immediate and positive results.

Always known for its unwavering fan support (the Aggies’ student section is known as The 12th Man), there was a frenzy for A&M football like never before in 2012.

Obviously, the rise of Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Football had quite a bit to do with that, but coach Kevin Sumlin has this program built for long-term success.

And more fans than ever before are going to have the chance to watch Sumlin make that sustained level of success a reality.

Renovations to Texas A&M’s Kyle Field have been under debate for months. The budget has obviously been the biggest issue, but, as they say in Texas, everything is bigger.

When all is said and done, the home of the 12th Man will be able to squeeze in 102,000 Aggies faithful.

[Related: Renderings of the proposed $400 million renovations have been released]

Such a massive stadium would put A&M on par with Alabama and Tennessee as the only SEC football programs with 100,000-plus seating capacities.

Talk about a really loud “Midnight Yell.”

MORE: Where does Texas A&M rank in ESPN’s most recent preseason top 25 poll?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/david.sayre.5245 David Sayre

    the headline on fox sports said texas am stadium renovated to 102000+ as in it is already done, come here to the actual story and it is WILL be renovated to about 102000. but until the work is actually begun it is not a real renovation. there are many years of planning, fund raising and actual work to go before the 102000 seats are real. a little bit of honesty in journalism would help here, but then again this is the internet and it is being presented on fox “sports”.


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