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    Another Mecca being built in Texas

    The rich get richer and keep building bigger!

    Y! SPORTS



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    $420 million renovation/expansion. Yowza. Will be awesome when done.



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    $420 million renovation/expansion. Yowza. Will be awesome when done.
    Yeah it would be nice if the just make it $400 mil and donate the other $20 mil to us so we can bowl in the endzone. Those greedy sons of guns!



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Pretty ballzy for an athletic dept that has no money...



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Once aggie breaks ground on this, UT will reveal plans that will blow this out of the water.



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Oh well, we don't play them anymore and I don't recall winning any recruiting battles that turned out well for us in the past. This really shouldn't affect ISU in any way.



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Lived there for a few years, this was in the works years ago when I lived there, but holy **** 420 million? on football? Money is ruining college athletics, pay the players then. Or if you have that money help your community out!!! Feed and clothe those in need!! Or spend it on education!! I mean their stadium is very nice already is this really necessary A&M really?



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Potentially paid for by an increase in student fees and student sports pass price. I voted in support for these measures this week since I graduate before they go into effect (and didn't pay tuition anyway). Just as well stick it to the next generation of delusional Aggies.




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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Kyle Field Renovation Fee Referendum

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    View the full text of S.B. 65-38 - Kyle Field Renovation Fee Referendum
    The Texas A&M administration has proposed a renovation of Kyle Field, which will begin in 2014. This will include significant improvements to the first deck of the east side of the stadium, as well as renovations to bathroom, concessions, and other facilities. To cover these expenses, the student body has been asked to contribute $75 million through a bond to be paid over the next 30 years. The University has promised that, regardless ofhow the renovation is funded, students will retain the number of seats they currently enjoy in Kyle Field. Part of the cost to students will be covered through increases to the price of sports passes; the remainder will be funded out of the University Advancement Fee, which currently stands at $1326.09 per semester for full time students. An increase to this fee has been proposed, but existing uses of this fee may be reprioritized instead to cover these costs. The total proposed, permanent increases would add an additional $1.55 per semester credit hour ($23.25 per semester for full time students) to the University Advancement Fee and $139.20 to sports passes. Do you support these increases, or do you oppose these increases and wish to fund the improvements out of existing revenue streams?




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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Pretty ballzy for an athletic dept that has no money...
    They had some outstanding debt, but dont all programs at this point?



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by uro cy View Post
    Once aggie breaks ground on this, UT will reveal plans that will blow this out of the water.
    And then Aggy will roll out something to top that, rinse and repeat



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    $420 mil could buy a lot of mason jars.



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    This makes me think our SEZ project is going to be a crappy cheap version of what we should do. I'd rather have us make it better than it needs to be so it's good for the long run.

    Doing things on the cheap never works out well.



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Tennessee thinks this is a great idea.



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    Re: Another Mecca being built in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    This makes me think our SEZ project is going to be a crappy cheap version of what we should do. I'd rather have us make it better than it needs to be so it's good for the long run.

    Doing things on the cheap never works out well.
    Eh, 60 million (the rumored) still pays for a lot. TAMU is practically redoing their entire stadium. There was a time they were even discussing moving their home games for a year to get this done.

    And unfortunately, given the trouble we even seem to have getting to that mark for our SEZ (people have literally been talking about doing the SEZ since the 70s), can we really complain if its not Texas-sized in scope?



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