A&M System Recruiting Construction Managers for Kyle Field ExpansionFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
There’s more confirmation Texas A&M University home football games will be played at Kyle Field during a major expansion.
The A&M System is recruiting proposals for a construction manager of the more than $400 million dollar project.
The RFP calls for work to be done in eight-month phases with a completion date of August 2016.
The RFP lists all the improvements but stops short of giving a sequence of what will be done first.
The upcoming calendar calls for opening RFP’s December 7, announcing the short list of potential candidates December 13, conducting interviews December 19, then announcing the winner January 11.
No starting date was listed, but requirements include allowing regular season games to be played in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Kyle Field plans from the RFP include:
West Side: demolition and replacement of the entire West stands including adding six rows of seating closer to the field, private suites, loge boxes and related premium spaces along with chair-back seating at the lower decks. At ground level, the West side of the stadium will have a grand indoor plaza that will allow for large indoor gatherings as well as a connection to the outside tailgating areas directly adjacent to the stadium. The upper seating decks will have bleacher seating serviced by an upper concourse with typical fan amenities (restrooms, concession stands, etc.). Finally, a new Media Level will be located at the top of the upper seating bowl to house the Press/Broadcast areas along with coaches and other associated booths.
South End Zone Lower Level: an area for press, interviews, 12th Man Productions, computer operations, football locker room and recruiting room. The lower seating deck will have chair-back seating with access via a new concourse to the Bright Building Nutrition Center which will serve as a club on game days.
The playing field will be lowered approximately seven feet and moved approximately eighteen feet to the south. The relocation of the field will also improve sightline issues for the north end zone seats and allow for the addition of six rows of seating to be added on the east and north sides of the stadium.
South Side Upper Level: the addition of an upper seating deck and concourse. The seating capacity of this deck is approximately 12,000 with the future potential of an additional 7,000 seats. The seating will be located both below and above the new upper concourse. The concourse will also contain the typical fan amenities.
East Side: to help address code and inadequate egress issues in the east stands, the project will demolish the existing Read Building and G. Rollie White Coliseum. The lower seating bowl will also be demolished and replaced. Accessible seating areas will be created along with twenty private suites.
A final sequencing plan for all phases will be established in coordination with the A/E team, the CMAR and The Texas A&M University System. The plan must be capable of allowing regular season home football games to be played in the stadium during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons.
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