Kyle Field is a beloved icon of Texas A&M University and “The Home of the 12th Man” for the nationally recognized Aggie Football team. To increase capacity for the ever-growing and dedicated Aggie fanbase, Texas A&M enlisted our design team to join one of the largest redevelopment projects in collegiate sports history.
John Sharp, Chancellor for the Texas A&M University System
Kyle Field is important to Texas A&M and the Texas A&M System because this is the megaphone that we speak to the world from. When they hear about it they take a look at us and see all of the great research; they see all of the great professors; they see a wonderful student body, but this is what gets their attention. There are a few icons at Texas A&M University that are as important as what Kyle Field is about, and that’s why this field is going to be the best in the United States when we get done with it.
The new Kyle Field was the first collegiate stadium to be designed in response to demographic and market research. To intensify the already famous noise level and intimidation factor within the stadium on game days, the field was lowered and seating moved closer to the action. To further elevate the experience at Kyle Field, modifications were made to multiple interior spaces throughout the stadium: Offices and Support spaces, Command Center and Commissary, the Visitors’ Locker Room, the Home Team Locker Room, the Home Team Lounge, 12th Man Production Studio, Auxiliary Locker Rooms, West Press Box Level, the Lettermen’s Lounge, the Athletics Department offices and several retail concessions.
The entire project was completed without affecting Texas A&M’s football schedule, allowing the team, staff and devoted fans to enjoy the facilities by the next season’s kickoff. With capacity increased to more than 102,500, Kyle Field became the third-largest stadium in college football, and the largest in the SEC.
As part of the renovation and expansion of Kyle Field, HarrisonKornberg also worked on re-designing the Bright Football Complex. More than 36,000 square feet of renovations modernized the entire complex and created the most forward-thinking, technologically advanced collegiate football training facility in the country. The renovations included a new entry atrium and an updated, fully renovated locker room, players’ lounge, training rooms, sports medicine facility, hydrotherapy pool, meeting rooms and coaches’ offices.
HarrisonKornberg Architects worked in collaboration with Populous Architects on the renovation and expansion of Kyle Field and Bright Football Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.