You’ve heard all about Texas A&M and their plans to expand their stadium to 102,000-plus, but just yesterday, they announced the official expected expansion capacity to reach 102,500 in August 2015, making it the largest SEC football stadium. Currently, Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium is the largest, seating upwards of 102,455, and TAMU will have 45 more seats.
In fact, Kyle Field will be largest stadium in the state of Texas. More importantly, it will surpass Texas’ stadium by 2,381 butts in the seats.
“It’s the largest? I didn’t know that,” said a grinning A&M chancellor John Sharp. “That was the recommendation from the architect: 102,500. … I didn’t argue with that recommendation.”
TAMU is marching forward with its $450 million renovation, and it starts after the final whistle against Mississippi State on November 9th.
It’s so smart of TAMU to capitalize on what could be Manziel’s final season.
The biggest challenge will be keeping butts in the seats.