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08:13 AM ET 09.26 | Soon, there may be even more room for the 12th man. The Texas A&M University System plans to spend up to $450 million on renovations to Kyle Field to keep home football games in College Station and wants local governments to pitch in $38 million. Chancellor John Sharp told those numbers to a select group of local government officials at an impromptu meeting Monday afternoon, according to multiple officials in attendance. The group of community leaders discussed tentative plans for renovating Kyle Field. Renovation costs ranged from $425 to $450 million and seating ranged from 93,000 to 103,500, according to officials. The construction would be spread over three years, the officials said.

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September 26, 2012  08:25 AM ET

"and wants local governments to pitch in $38 million."

I'm sure the cities of Dime Box and Sommerville will be able to cough up $5 mil each.

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September 26, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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"and wants local governments to pitch in $38 million."I'm sure the cities of Dime Box and Sommerville will be able to cough up $5 mil each.

The entire county of Brazos should be able to cough up about 100.00

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September 26, 2012  09:33 AM ET

That's kinda odd.

When I was there for the UF game, the word I got from the ags I talked to was that they were gonna raze Kyle Field and build a whole new facility on the site, and play at Reliant in Houston while construction was underway. Guess that was just a local rumor? They all seemed pretty certain if you ask me.

September 26, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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That's kinda odd. When I was there for the UF game, the word I got from the ags I talked to was that they were gonna raze Kyle Field and build a whole new facility on the site, and play at Reliant in Houston while construction was underway. Guess that was just a local rumor? They all seemed pretty certain if you ask me.

Aggies! nuff said

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September 26, 2012  10:30 AM ET

Renovations costing $450 mil , WOW.......You could build a whole new staduim for that.

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September 26, 2012  10:38 AM ET

If they can sell it out, why not. But, it seems that they ought to have enough money themselves to cover the costs.

September 26, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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That's kinda odd. When I was there for the UF game, the word I got from the ags I talked to was that they were gonna raze Kyle Field and build a whole new facility on the site, and play at Reliant in Houston while construction was underway. Guess that was just a local rumor? They all seemed pretty certain if you ask me.

I had heard they weren't going to make a final decision one way or another until sometime next year.

September 26, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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If they can sell it out, why not. But, it seems that they ought to have enough money themselves to cover the costs.

$38,000,000 is a lot of taxpayer money, considering that the total population of Bryan/College Station is only 175,000. Would be an average tax cost of $900 for a family of four.

Sheep [***censored***] want everything the big boys have, and they want someone else to pay for it when they can't. I half expect them to come up with some reason why something is Texas' fault, and therefore we should kick in a big chunk of the $450,000,000.

September 26, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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That's kinda odd. When I was there for the UF game, the word I got from the ags I talked to was that they were gonna raze Kyle Field and build a whole new facility on the site, and play at Reliant in Houston while construction was underway. Guess that was just a local rumor? They all seemed pretty certain if you ask me.

They're generally certain about most everything. Just not always correct. I think the phrase we used was "often wrong, but never in doubt".

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September 26, 2012  11:41 AM ET
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If they can sell it out, why not. But, it seems that they ought to have enough money themselves to cover the costs.

Oh, there are more than enough wealthy aggies around to fund it. Not all of 'em are happy with the university leadership right now...at least the one around me aren't.

September 26, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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PUF

Damn it FJJ, you made me go to Urban Dictionary...but, it was worth it.

September 26, 2012  11:50 AM ET
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I had heard they weren't going to make a final decision one way or another until sometime next year.

That could be the case - and if just about everybody wants it razed and rebuilt new, then it can easily come across as a done deal to the casual observer such as myself.

 
September 26, 2012  12:12 PM ET

Pretty dumb use of the new SEC cash...

Would be pissed if I was in one of the communities asked to pitch in, particularly if I were an alum of some other school.

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