COLLEGE STATION, Tx (KYLE) — Saturday may have been the last home football game for the Aggies in the 2013 season but it also marked the start of Kyle Field's historic renovation.
It's out with the old and in with the new at Kyle Field and the university is wasting no time getting started.
"Well the Kyle Field redevelopment is one of the most ambitious ever attempted so one of the first things we said was we have to get this thing walled off and make it a construction site as soon as the game is over," said Steve Moore, Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications for the A&M System.
Hours after Saturday's game, the $450 million redevelopment project began.
First by removing the field and then the first deck of the east side stands...it's all apart of phase one of the renovations.
"The field will then go down seven feet and then new stands will be put it and in the end zone area they will finish the horse shoe and then take Netum Steed down, which is the old weight room area because that will interact with this area," Moore said.
If all goes according to schedule, phase one will be completed just in time for the 2014 season with a seating capacity of 109,000.
By the 2015 season phase two will be finished and seating will be reduced to a permanent 102,500 but it will still make Kyle Field the largest football stadium in the Southeastern Conference.