Posted May 10, 2013

Kyle Field to be so loud ‘that literally someone is going to wet their pants’

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Kyle Field will be among the nation’s largest stadiums when its  expansion is complete. (Photo courtesy of TexasAgs.com)

Fans attending a Texas A&M football game in the near future, after the stadium expansion that will reportedly bring the capacity crowd to over 102,000, might want to pack some diapers just in case they have an accident because of the noise level.

Sam Torn, Co-Chair of the Kyle Field redevelopment committee, says Kyle Field would still be one of the most intimidating venues in the country. The stadium will add at least 20,000 seats to expand to about 102,500, making it the largest capacity in the Southeastern Conference and in Texas.

Torn says it will be loud enough to make someone wet themselves.

“Our goal is, when an opposing team walks out on this field it is going to be so loud, it is going to be so intense, that literally someone is going to wet their pants, Tom said via TexasAgs.com and the Dallas Morning News.

When the construction is finished, Kyle Field will be the third largest stadium in the nation.


12 comments
JohnnyFuller
JohnnyFuller

I think dumb to make the students foot the bill for a 450 million expansion, when Texas A & M has a 7.63 billion endowment. Use the endowment money to expand the stadium instead of making kids and parents foot the bill by raising tuition!!! #milkingthepubic

UAcrimson13
UAcrimson13

Can't wait to see it. I have high hopes for A&M to carry on SEC dominance, and this without a question is another step in the right direction. Big12 or 10 or whatever it's called is looking smaller and smaller.

brookhavencommodore
brookhavencommodore

I want to know if the Mexican free-tailed bats that currently infest the stadium are being consulted on the new design. After all, Kyle Field is their home too!  I'm sure PETA will be protesting on their behalf during the construction!

andrewzou
andrewzou

Perspective. Three seasons ago they had to give away tickets to students to prevent empty seats from appearing on your TV for a nationally televised game vs. Nebraska. What happens if the euphoria of SEC success wears off?

Who_cares
Who_cares

Sounds like Texas A&M has a football culture problem ... caring more about football opponents wetting their pants than the education their students are getting.

Iowa
Iowa

 @JohnnyFuller It's a flat-out joke that A&M is going to add on student fees to pay for excesses like this. Complete joke. No college athletics program needs a stadium like this-none. If they want it as a luxury it should be paid for 100% by the athletic department and private donors. Not 'mostly'-every cent of it. But of course, schools like A&M need that money so they can spend it on other 'vital' things like multiple sets of uniforms & helmets, or to jack up the salaries of coaches and administrators even more.

friscobandit
friscobandit

@andrewzou I was at that game. It was Packed. Everyone stood pretty much the entire game (not just students). Intense and very, very loud throughout. If any tiks were given away, probably for few seats in far corners or ground bleachers that were brought in for game.

heathenchem84
heathenchem84

 @Who_cares Not to mention a Top 30 MBA Program and a Business School that is consistently Top 10 for value. You smoking dope, dope?

LarryHeitman
LarryHeitman

 @Who_cares I don't think you meant to say that or don't understand the high academic excellence at A&M. 20 more times than the $450 million spent on the stadium has been donated by alum to pay for educational facilities. The stated goal of A&M's sports program is to be the front porch to the University in order to raise academic standards, hire better professors, raise more research dollars, etc. Please don't speak of what you don't know. However, it does give us an opportunity to educate you in a small way.

LongThai
LongThai

 @friscobandit  @andrewzou I agree - Kyle Field has never had any issues with empty seats and the students all stay through to the end of the game.  Trolling is not a good look for you.

Iowa
Iowa

 @LarryHeitman  @Who_cares So which is the front porch then? If the school has so much academic excellence, it shouldn't need a 'front porch' to 'raise academic standards, etc.'. Just admit it, A&M is just another mega-sized university with 500-plus kids in lecture halls as their education while the school participates in the athletics arms race of bringing in a ton of money, and finding ways to spend even more of it so they can continue to have excuses to bring in more money.