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    Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Wait, so I thought A&M's athletic department was cash strapped and going broke. How in the hell are they going to afford a possible new state of the art stadium?


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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Larger donor, increased seating capacity, increased TV revenue, taking on debt like other schools.

    They'll most likely replace a majority of Kyle (all but the north endzone) on the same location rather than building in a location better suited for tailgating because of "tradition".

    They sold out of tickets for next season essentially on the first day each package was available. They have the demand for more seats (i.e. more revenue).


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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    I know that there was some discussion about A&M giving up some student seating to accomodate SEC guidelines - has anything been decided regarding that?

    I ask because it would seem that a new stadium would mean A&M would lose any foothold of being grandfathered in to preserve the "12th Man" atmosphere. I would guess that a renovation would be preferable to a new stadium, as that would best preseve the 12th Man - am I right on that ISUAggie?



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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Major oil companies had tailgate tents set up during games...lots of money in Aggieland. No problem with stadium money.



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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    I know that there was some discussion about A&M giving up some student seating to accomodate SEC guidelines - has anything been decided regarding that?

    I ask because it would seem that a new stadium would mean A&M would lose any foothold of being grandfathered in to preserve the "12th Man" atmosphere. I would guess that a renovation would be preferable to a new stadium, as that would best preseve the 12th Man - am I right on that ISUAggie?
    Yes, they had to move a portion of the student section to the south endzone. Rows 1-25 in three sections. Their petition for an exemption was denied.

    People want to keep the stadium in its current location just build new there.

    It's going to be a massive project because they can't just "renovate". Parts of their old stadium are under the current stands and as soon as you begin "renovation" local code states EVERYTHING has to be brought up to code. That's why the north endzone doesn't connect to the rest of the stadium.


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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Why don't they just add another gargantuan deck of horrible seats a mile up in the air and a mile back from the field? That's what they have done before. Horrible stadium.


    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    Wait, so I thought A&M's athletic department was cash strapped and going broke. How in the hell are they going to afford a possible new state of the art stadium?


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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    Why don't they just add another gargantuan deck of horrible seats a mile up in the air and a mile back from the field? That's what they have done before. Horrible stadium.
    This is why no additions will be made to their stadium:
    as soon as you begin "renovation" local code states EVERYTHING has to be brought up to code.
    And being without a stadium for a year or two is another reason for them considering a new location.




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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    The money is there for whatever option they go with. BMA



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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    Why don't they just add another gargantuan deck of horrible seats a mile up in the air and a mile back from the field? That's what they have done before. Horrible stadium.
    I thought I had heard maybe last fall that this was the plan to begin with. Remove the Jumbotron from south endzone and builld back and up to create a total capacity near 110,000 to spit in the Longhorns' faces.

    Something like:



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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    This is why no additions will be made to their stadium:


    And being without a stadium for a year or two is another reason for them considering a new location.

    I hear they have a nice football field over in Austin



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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Don't care about aTm. **** em.



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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    I'm really confused as to how this ended up in the Iowa State Basketball Forum. It isn't Iowa State, it isn't basketball, hell, it isn't even Big 12.


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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    That would be stupid. I think Kyle Field is the best looking stadium in the country. Just has a very unique look with the 3 teirs. I could see them remodling it a little. However its a very neet looking stadium.


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    Re: Aggy might build a new Kyle Field

    Whoa--so, seriously here--what does this have to do with ISU Men's Basketball???




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