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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 am

All Texas A&M home games will remain at Kyle Field during an upcoming major renovation, which will be performed in three phases with a potential value of up to $225 million for each, according to documents released this week by the Texas A&M University System.

The documents -- a request by the system for proposals from potential managers of the renovation project -- put to rest, at least for now, speculation that the football stadium would be torn down and a new one put in its place. That would have prompted home games to be moved out of town, perhaps to Houston, for several years while Kyle was rebuilt.

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  • carter john posted at 11:49 pm on Fri, Nov 23, 2012.

    carter john Posts: 30

    This? --->

  • roy g posted at 7:49 pm on Thu, Nov 22, 2012.

    roy g Posts: 956

    And what exactly is your breath "baited" with? A professor in language arts you definitely are not.

    As for the contractors, of course they'll be GOP contributors. This is traditional - that's how big business rolls. There is no conspiracy theory of "cronyism" here just as there wasn't one concerning recipients of stimulus funds for "green energy" projects who also happened to be Democratic supporters and contributors. The far right jumped all over that and nearly soiled themselves hoping for Dem/energy crony contracts that could never be proved, but which made dandy campaign talking points anyways. Now here you are doing the exact same thing for the party opposite. Both theories are based on the same fallacious cause and effect concept, except the effects were (are) independent of, and coinicident with, the alleged causes.

    Now returning you to your double dodeca-secret investigation thingies.

  • elf posted at 6:34 pm on Thu, Nov 22, 2012.

    elf Posts: 1594

    I am waiting with baited breath for Dec. 13 and Jan. 11. With Sharp calling the shots, the short list of contractors should read like a who's who of Perry, TPPF and Republican contributors.

  • citizen1 posted at 8:12 am on Thu, Nov 22, 2012.

    citizen1 Posts: 264

    Here is my deal... I'll never post again to the Eagle if instead of building a football stadium they use the nearly billion dollars for education. Thank you

  • roy g posted at 9:58 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    roy g Posts: 956

    As is your avatar, depicting a person at the moment of their death. [ban]

  • bbfan22 posted at 4:39 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    bbfan22 Posts: 248

    I'm glad that they are not considering building a new stadium on the West Campus. Kyle Field has too much history and meaning to the 12th Man to just "start fresh" in a new location. Olsen Filed was renovated - - on time - - with all the history intact, and so can Kyle Field.

    However, with this renovation, I sure hope the AD doesn't try to "maximize" profit by trying to fit today's average "rear-end" into a 16 inch space on the bench seats. Bill Byrne famously replied, when asked about this same problem, that current seat widths "...provide an opportunity for people to lose weight". Yes, he really did say that. In most cases, if everyone shows up, someone (or more than one) will not be able to sit down. This past weekend, there were several fans whose rear-ends were considerably wider than 16 inches, making it impossible for me to sit. My seat is on the end of the row by the wall at the south end of the west stands, so there's no room to compress. Fortunately, the seat behind me was empty. For most games, however, all the seats are filled and I end up standing. At age 65 with a bad knee, standing for 3+ hours is not what I am paying good money for. Are you listening, Mr. Hyman?? Wider seats, more/bigger elevators, and more restrooms.

  • sandyrose posted at 11:26 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    sandyrose Posts: 1

    Has anyone looked into building a new stadium on the other side of Wellborn where the tailgating is now done? Perhaps the amount of money would be less, access would be easier, parking could be improved, and all could be done quicker. Talk to the alumni with money and brains. Someone should be able to come up with a better plan than stated in this story. Nearly $700 million and lots of "ifs" built in to a 3 year plan. No renovation plan ever goes off without a hitch. Ask any homeowner who has lived through one.

  • adplusone posted at 9:44 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    adplusone Posts: 5

    Hopefully somewhere in the $ 600 million is money to fix the sewer smell that is always lingering in the Upper Zone concourse. We have been season ticket holders for over 10 years and that smell has always been there.

    On another note, did anyone from the committee understand the massive problems (backed up toilets etc) during the LSU game? If was disgusting and we were embarrassed as hosts for that game.

  • citizen1 posted at 7:30 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    citizen1 Posts: 264

    this is obscene