The New Stadium
The new stadium will be built over two years with a football season squeezed into that timeline. As you might imagine, the construction schedule is very tight. The first year they will build a south end zone and a new east stands. Then between the 2014 and 2015 seasons they will completely renovate the north end zone (only 15 years old) and build a new west stands. The completed stadium will hold 102,500, up from its current 82,600. Pictures and a video of the new stadium can be found here.
Some Info About the University
If you think Texas A&M is just a football factory a’ la schools such as Alabama or LSU, let me share a few interesting facts about the academic side of the school. Texas A&M is regarded as on of the finest universities in the nation — public or private. The university’s schools of architecture, biology, business, and engineering all have top-10 programs. One out of every 10 veterinarians in the U.S. graduates from A&M. It ranks second overall in earnings of graduates over a 25 year period, and it ranks in the top 15 schools whose graduates are Fortune 100 top executives.
There are lots of other Top 10 or Top 25 lists that include the Texas A&M name, but suffice it to say that it is a world-class university in every way. I am very proud it is the alma mater of both my daughter and her husband.