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Search is on for spring game location for Texas A&M

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If you would have thought that Texas A&M would have had a plan in place to host the spring football game while undergoing a $450 million renovation on Kyle Field, think again. The Aggies are still trying to lock down a location for the annual spring football game as the field and stadium are unusable, according to San Antonio Express-News.

“With Kyle Field in the shape it’s in, we’ve got to look for alternatives,” Texas A&M athletics director Eric Hyman told the San Antonio Express-News.

The Aggies are looking at all of the possibilities for the spring game, be they on campus or off campus. Some of the possibilities mentioned have included playing the spring game on a practice field, where the total number of fans able to attend would likely be limited, and a local high school. Playing at a local high school could open the doors for more fans to attend, and considering the size of some of the high school stadiums in Texas they could draw a pretty good crowd at the right location.

“We’ve looked at all of those things, and what we’ll end up coming up with is something that allows us to play the spring game based on SEC guidelines, and what the NCAA allows us to do,” Hyman said.

SEC spring game rules may make it difficult for a spring game to be played on a high school campus. The three restrictions outlined by the conference essentially lock the game in to being played on campus, although Texas A&M could apply for a waiver if they feel it necessary to move the game off campus.

College teams playing a spring game at a high school is not all that uncommon. A number of schools have done it in recent years, including Pittsburgh. Ohio State recently played held a spring practice in an NFL stadium, in Cincinnati. There are options to work with, although it would need approval from the SEC.

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6 Responses to “Search is on for spring game location for Texas A&M”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Jan 31, 2014 10:53 PM

    They could always have it at DKR Memorial stadium in Austin. It’s only 98 miles from the a&m campus. Unless it coincides with the Horns spring game. HA!

  2. herrcules13 says: Jan 31, 2014 10:59 PM

    Isn’t Memorial Stadium where that high school team in Austin plays? Haha

  3. aglawman says: Jan 31, 2014 11:05 PM

    At the very least, it would give the good people of Austin a brief and fleeting glimpse of a decent team.

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Feb 1, 2014 5:42 AM

    College Station is in the middle of freaking nowhere. Cant they hit up a cow pasture just off campus and throw it around there for a while and call it a spring game?

  5. mgmac says: Feb 1, 2014 9:19 AM

    Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX is a good location. College Station is less than 90 minutes away

  6. goodfieldnohit says: Feb 1, 2014 2:47 PM

    My guess is the Alamodome, since you know, it’s
    never in use.

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