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Kyle field renovation on schedule for opening day

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:51pm

With less than a month to go before the first home game, the 450 million dollar expansion to Kyle Field is almost complete.

The video board is in, the grass is down, and the temporary sound system is installed. The list of things left to check off before opening day is getting close to being complete.

Manhattan- Vaughn project manager Greg McClure said “What’s out there kind of speaks for itself. We have been able to get about 9,000 tons of steel in the air. I don’t know how many pieces of precast and all of the facilities and everything done in roughly 9 and half months”

While Kyle field will be ready for opening day against Lamar, this is a 2 year renovation, so you may have to mind some dust during the upcoming season.

McClure went on to say “You are obviously going to be able to tell where the new construction stops and the old construction begins, and there will be a transition there, and we will be cleaning that up but please bare with us on a little bit of our dust.”

Now, with the renovations nearly completed Coach Sumlin will be able to have some unexpected practice time at Kyle Field.

Chancellor John Sharp said “Because the work of these contractors, he will have three days of practice he wasn't counting on.”

Even with the new video board and other renovations, one of the most dramatic changes for this upcoming season will be in the rest rooms.

Sharp went on to say “There will be 340 percent more women’s stalls in the stadium restrooms than there were prior to Kyle Field.”

With the construction nearing completion, the only things missing are the 106,000 Aggie fans that Kyle field will hold on game day


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