The Texas A&M Aggies are set to expand the seating capacity at Kyle Field in a renovation that was officially announced on Wednesday. Kyle Field currently holds 82,000 fans, but their capacity will now expand to six figures as the renovation will create 20,000 more seats and take the stadium to a capacity of 102,000.
There is now better time for Texas A&M to expand the stadium than with the current popularity and success of the team. With redshirt sophomore sensation Johnny Manziel leading the way and bringing in fans, Texas A&M will be able to take advantage of the peaked interest in their program.
“We are very excited about the upcoming redevelopment at Kyle Field,” head coach Kevin Sumlin said in a statement released from the school.
“When I returned to Aggieland, I said that the atmosphere at Kyle Field is second to none. This redevelopment makes a statement about the commitment of all Aggie fans to our football program. With the 12th Man standing ready, the Spirit of Aggieland is real, and the fans really make a difference to our current players as well as our future recruits.”
Here is an image of the plans for an expanded Kyle Field, courtesy of Texas A&M athletics:
The stadium will be the largest college football stadium in the state of Texas.
That’s right. The Aggies new field will hold 2,000 more fans than the in-state rival Texas Longhorns. It will be the fifth-largest stadium in college football and the second-largest in the SEC, behind only Tennessee (102,455) and just ahead of Alabama (101,821).