Texas A&M’s Kyle Field expansion will make it the largest stadium in the SEC

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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.

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  • Texas A&M’s move to the SEC has turned into a perfect storm for the school. The state of SEC supremacy in football right now to go with the state of Texas being one of the richest states in recruiting has practically solidified A&M as one of the best places to be in college football. A&M knows what they are looking at in the future and has jumped on it at the perfect time. It also seems A&M will do this and has a very well drawn out plan to come out in a better financial situation than UT and Neyland was.

  • “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.”

    This made me laugh.

  • Moving to the SEC, Johnny ‘Football’, the Heisman, winning games, bigger stadium, more national attention, SEC Network, CBS national game of the week. Uh oh Longhorns! How is that network working out for you now?

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