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Texas A&M board considering $205M athletic facilities renovation plan

The Texas A&M System's Board of Regents during a meeting today will consider a $205M plan to "renovate athletics facilities on the A&M campus," according to Alex Miller of the Bryan-College Station EAGLE. The proposal includes allocating $125M toward "redeveloping the Bright Football Complex and constructing a new indoor football practice facility," with $25M to "add 31 suites to the south end zone of Kyle Field." Another $55M will go toward "building a new indoor track facility adjacent to E.B. Cushing Stadium," which would "replace the McFerrin Athletic Center, which opened in 2007, and the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, which opened in 2009." Relocating the new indoor track facility adjacent to E.B. Cushing Stadium would "consolidate A&M’s indoor and outdoor track programs into a single destination on the university’s west campus." Plans also call for "construction of a new academic support center for student athletes." A&M is starting a "fundraising effort for this project" and plans to "enter into an agreement with the 12th Man Foundation to pay debt service." A new contract for A&M AD Ross Bjork also "will be considered" at today’s meeting (Bryan-College Station EAGLE, 11/18).

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