Kyle Field, Another Job Well Done
What Texas A&M football fan isn’t thrilled that their newly renovated home field is finished? Not only is it beautiful and state-of-the art, but it could be a good luck charm as well. The fighting Texas Aggies out of College Station, Texas, are off to an impressive start to a great season!
Kyle Field has been a part of the university since 1904, but wasn’t a true stadium until 1927. Now in 2015 it is the largest stadium in Southeastern Conference and the fourth largest in the NCAA, seating almost 103,000 people.
IES was thrilled to be contracted to work on this amazing engineering feat, by providing civil engineering services.
The first Phase of the project focused on the East side of the stadium, adding in underground areas as well as enhancing the building’s resources. It was IES that coordinated these projects.
Phase Two of the project included the demolition of the West side of the old stadium to make room for a total rebuild and new design in time for the upcoming football season. This project was two years in the making, achieving historical developments. Unbelievably, the playing field was actually lowered some seven feet!
Engineering challenges that we faced were mostly due to the placement of the new underground facilities. When the outer construction began, large cranes were brought in and ended up posing a threat to the completed underground spaces. We worked with both the architects and contractors to find a trustworthy resolution and kept all materials and products safe.
With so many facets of demolition, construction, design and protection of the newly completed work, it took a team of our engineers to help make sure things ran smoothly and that the client got exactly what they wanted and dreamed of.
Our job is done and Kyle Field is a huge success. The rest is up to Texas A&M to make it a winning season!