A&M to Build Country's Largest Stadium

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  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    San Antonio architectural firm O'Connell Robertson & Associates Inc. has been selected from a short list of highly acclaimed national architects to develop a comprehensive master plan for Texas A&M University's athletics facilities.

    Central to that plan is the expansion of the Aggies' Kyle Field from 82,000 to 115,000 seats, which would make it the largest football stadium in the nation.

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    Most schools (including LSU) are expanding the stadium skyboxes and high-paying club seats, not adding more high-up cheap seats that often are hard to fill. What the hell is A&M doing?
     
  2. Who knows, they're ATM. Most Texas people have an infatuation with having the biggest of everything.
     
  3. Blackstripes

    Blackstripes Founding Member

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    Speaking of construction...

    when is the construction on Tiger Stadium scheduled to be completed???
    :geaux:
     
  4. captainpodnuh

    captainpodnuh Baseball at da Box

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    Pretty sure it is scheduled to be complete for opening day 2005. :geaux:
     
  5. Carface

    Carface What the...?

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    Should be finished before the next season.
     
  6. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    Lets hope the engineers on the project aren't A&M grads.
     
  7. captainpodnuh

    captainpodnuh Baseball at da Box

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    I seem to remember a story where one of the contractors on a stadium build in the Northwest (Oregon, perhaps) had slipped in a little OSU in the "random" brick pattern where they mix light and dark bricks on the facade.

    That would be pretty funny to slip in a big UT on A&M's stadium brickwork. :rofl:

    Of course, with Aggie engineering, they would probably demo the whole stadium.
     
  8. wesfau

    wesfau Founding Member

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    I think that was an OKSt. fan building on the Oklahoma campus.
     
  9. captainpodnuh

    captainpodnuh Baseball at da Box

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    At least I got the OSU part right... :wink:
     
  10. Tigerbnd05

    Tigerbnd05 National Champs 2003 2007

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    I would think we would have a little more respect for the 12 that died a few years ago. I understand that ATM is a rivalry, but to make hidden cracks at a group in light of the outcome is not cool. A mistake was made, and 12 students paid with their lives, no need take cracks at them.
     

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