Texas A&M University in the US has unveiled plans for the $450m renovation and redevelopment of Kyle Field football stadium.
Architectural firm Populous will lead the renovation and redevelopment project, which is subject to approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The design of Kyle Field will feature a brick, glass and limestone façade along with various plazas and walkways surrounding the stadium.
The redevelopment will also increase the seating capacity of the stadium to 102,500 from the current 82,589 seats.
Plans include addition of canopies on both the east and west sidelines, concessions, merchandising options and a 30,000ft² Hall of Champions facility.
After completion, the redeveloped facility will feature 120 suites, a private club to serve a 3,900 seat field box area and three different types of loge boxes.
The east side of the stadium will continue to be the home of Texas A&M’s student section while the north side of the stadium will be home to Kyle Field Park, a plaza honoring the great moments, teams and players of Texas A&M’s history.
Populous said that the field is being lowered and seating is being moved closer to the action in order ‘to improve the noise level and intimidation factor’.
Populous senior principal Earl Santee said that the redevelopment of Kyle Field will serve as a benchmark moving forward for future redevelopment projects at colleges across the nation.
"This project is entirely focused on preserving the incredible tradition and iconic elements of Kyle Field while defining the future of Aggie football by enhancing a game day experience unlike any other," Santee said.
Construction work is expected to commence in August of 2013 and complete in 2015.
Image: The redevelopment of Kyle Field football stadium will increase the facility’s seating capacity to 102,500 from the current 82,589. Photo: Courtesy of Populous.