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My eyes have seen the coming of the GLORY of the LORD! Can I buy a burial plot there? Put me next to one of the Revielle's; I don't care.
I'm totally okay with JFF being on every column.
that is an incredible complex. beautiful. can't wait for that to be done.
What is the construction timeframe?
Does anybody know how they are staging the construction process in terms of which parts of the project when? Have to assume the alumni side is first up.
Maybe posting's just not your game. I know, let's have a spelling contest.
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 8:00 am, Wed Nov 21, 2012.
By DAVID HARRIS firstname.lastname@example.org | 9 comments
All Texas A&M home games will remain at Kyle Field during an upcoming major renovation, which will be performed in three phases with a potential value of up to $225 million for each, according to documents released this week by the Texas A&M University System.
The documents -- a request by the system for proposals from potential managers of the renovation project -- put to rest, at least for now, speculation that the football stadium would be torn down and a new one put in its place. That would have prompted home games to be moved out of town, perhaps to Houston, for several years while Kyle was rebuilt.
Each phase in the redevelopment will need to be completed in an eight-month window, according to the request. The deadline for completion of the renovation is Aug. 1, 2016.
"The phasing must be scheduled such that Kyle Field can continue to host home football games during the regular collegiate football season[s]," the request reads. "Supporting work can continue during the football season so long as it does not materially affect home football games."
A&M system officials will take applications for the construction manager through Dec. 7.
The Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with the Chamber of Commerce, commissioned a study earlier this year that said moving games away from Kyle Field would result in a $177 million economic impact on the Brazos County.
Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp suggested earlier this year that it will cost at least $425 million to renovate Kyle Field and bring the total number of seats to between 93,000 and 103,500, up from the current capacity of 82,600. The request for proposal document puts the price tag at more than $600 million.
Sharp recently asked the cities of Bryan and College Station, along with Brazos County, to come up with almost $40 million to help pay the bills.
Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin formed a 17-member Kyle Field Committee in April 2012 for the purpose of pitching a recommendation to the regents.
A&M spokesperson Jason Cook said that the president's office was "definitely a part of the [request for proposals] process."
Cook said that Loftin recommended to the board of regents at their Nov. 2 meeting to allocate additional dollars to enter into a schematic design phase. That's the final phase before construction can actually begin.
Steve Moore, vice chancellor of marketing and communications, described the request for proposal by the system as a starting point for the process and said that the details outlined in the RFP aren't final.
Cook agreed, saying the current plan is subject to modification as the process continues and the design develops.
The RFP discusses structural modifications and additions to the west, east and south sides of the stadium.
It includes demolition and replacement of the entire west stands -- the side where former students and non-student fans usually sit -- with an addition of six rows of seating closer to the field and private suites. A new media level would be put on top of the upper bowl to house the press as well as coaches.
The plan also calls for demolition of the Read Building and G. Rollie White Coliseum on the east side of the stadium, as well as a replacement of the lower seating bowl on the east side.
On the south side, according to the plan, there will be a lower seating deck with chair-back seating along with the addition of an upper seating deck and concourse. The seating capacity of the upper deck would be about 12,000, with the future potential of an additional 7,000 seats.
The playing field would be lowered about 7 feet and moved about 18 feet to the south.
"The plan must be capable of allowing regular season home football games to be played in the stadium during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons," the request states.
Earlier this month, the A&M System Board of Regents voted to move up Phase 1 of the renovation project to the current fiscal year, which ends Aug. 31, 2013.
That phase would include the demolition of the Read Building, G. Rollie, the Netum Steed Laboratory and the west stands.
An announcement of the short list of firms for the project is expected by Dec. 13. Interviews are scheduled for Dec. 19, and a final decision is expected to be made on Jan. 11.
Thanks Hugh. Where are these coming from?
Those last ones came from a poster named laxag33 on AY.
you so trill Hugh
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Highest honor ever bestowed upon me.
Ya, that'll do.
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So trill, we start callin you Hughston
Damn, I really missed out on a golden opportunity when creating my handle.
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As I said before this is 80+% accurate to what is gong to be built!!
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LOL...I guess I should just embrace this and change my screen name again to something like to SwagWag to represent the never ending minivan references I will see from Hugh, dmo and ReggieF for as long as I am a member on this board.
Has the expected capacity been revealed yet?
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