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Yessir! Texas A&M regents approve $16 million football renovation plans

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Texas A&M’s Board of Regents have approved plans to fund a $16 million renovation project for the football program. The project will provide upgrades to Texas A&M’s football locker room, athletic training facilities, meeting rooms and coaches’ offices.

“We appreciate the support of the Board of Regents, University administration and Aggies everywhere,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said in a statement. “The sincere commitment to excellence from everyone associated with Texas A&M is apparent. This project will continue to help us recruit outstanding student-athletes, as well as provide a first-class experience for our current student-athletes and coaches.”

The bulk of the renovation plans will focus on the first and third floors of the football complex, which the school says is now 11 years old. When the building was constructed the Aggies were a member of the Big 12. Moving to the SEC meant putting forth a commitment to some upgrades to keep up with the conference as a program. Being a part of the SEC also meant a bigger payout from the conference to make that possible.

According to a school press release, all funds for the renovation will come from the 12th Man Foundation. Construction will begin as soon as possible and should be completed in full before the start of the 2015 season. The first floor renovations should be completed before the 2014 season begins.

Texas A&M is already underway with renovating Kyle Field at a cost of $450 million, but these upgrades will take place at the football complex, where the team practices and trains.

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7 Responses to “Yessir! Texas A&M regents approve $16 million football renovation plans”
  1. mgmac says: Jan 30, 2014 7:13 PM

    A&M made a very wise decision by moving to the SEC. From a financial standpoint it was a no-brainer.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Jan 30, 2014 9:13 PM

    On top of the 450 million?? Poor planning. Just include it in the original plan. Oh, wait. It’s the AGGIES.

  3. normtide says: Jan 30, 2014 9:50 PM

    A&M was a sleeping giant. Joining the SEC has created the perfect storm for them. They took the initiative, good for them.

  4. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 31, 2014 6:59 AM

    Feisty,

    Actually, it’s smart. Why go and tear down a fully functional building when the minor renovations and technology upgrades make sense? You don’t think Strong is doing the same thing at Texas?

    That repeated thud you hear is OU, Baylor,Tech following A&M in driving over Texas again, and again and again.

    Missouri and A&M are great additions to the SEC.

    RTR

  5. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 31, 2014 7:52 AM

    thefiesty1 is a hater. He should be more focused on the next racist statement that will surely come out of Red McCombs’ mouth.

  6. dhardy8207 says: Jan 31, 2014 10:25 AM

    So dressing up the place is in order to fall into guidelines with joining the SEC and possibly its to make Texas spend some of their money trying to stay a step ahead.

    Either way this will bode well with recruits. Improving the facilities will only continue to boost the interest of the young guys coming in.

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 31, 2014 12:54 PM

    No public money being used either….. Completely funded by gifts from the 12th man Foundation.

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