The Texas A&M System Board of Regents approved Wednesday a $450 million refurbishment project of Kyle Field that will make the football stadium the largest in the state and the third-biggest college venue in the country.
After the project is completed in 2015, Kyle Field’s capacity will be 102,500. That’s an increase of about 20,000. Kyle, which has been the home of Aggies football since 1927, will be the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference and trail only Michigan’s and Penn State’s stadiums nationally.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST HOUSES
Schools with the largest football stadiums in the country. When completed, Texas A&M’s Kyle Field will rank third:
Penn State: 106,572
Ohio State: 102,329
UCLA (Rose Bowl): 94,392
USC (LA Coliseum): 93,607
2012: TOP ATTENDANCE STADIUMS
In average attendance per game:
Ohio State: 105,330
Penn State: 96,730
LONE STAR STADIUMS
A look at major college stadiums in the state of Texas:
Baylor — New stadium will be finished by 2014. Seating capacity will be 42,000, with the ability to expand to 55,000
Texas Tech — AT&T Jones Stadium currently has capacity of 60,454. Work is underway to add 408 more.
TCU — Capacity is 45,000. Private donations paid for all renovations.
Texas — Official capacity is 100,119. It’s the ninth-largest non-racing stadium in the world.