Friday, February 22, 2013
Kyle Field getting a pricey facelift
By Chris Low
Renderings of the $425 million renovation to Kyle Field are starting to leak out, and they look mighty impressive.
The work is supposed to begin on Nov. 10, a day after Texas A&M plays its final home game of the 2013 season.
The new seating capacity is expected to exceed 100,000 and could make Kyle Field the largest stadium in the SEC. Currently, Tennessee's Neyland Stadium has the largest seating capacity (102,455).
To get a glimpse of some of the renderings of the new Kyle Field, click here.
With Kyle Field expected to surpass 100,000 in seating capacity, that means the SEC would have three stadiums that seat more than 100,000. Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium has a seating capacity of 101,821.
Eight of the 14 home stadiums in the SEC seat at least 80,000 people.
- Tennessee (Neyland Stadium) -- 102,455
- Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium) -- 101,821
- Georgia (Sanford Stadium) -- 92,746
- LSU (Tiger Stadium) -- 92,542
- Florida (The Swamp) -- 88,548
- Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium) -- 87,451
- Texas A&M (Kyle Field) -- 82,589
- South Carolina (Williams-Brice Stadium) -- 80,250