When it comes to tradition, perhaps no school in the country can top Texas A&M University. From historic Kyle Field to the Midnight Yell to the largest military band in the United States, the Aggies love turning College Station into a must-see place during college football season. Now it’s about to get even better.
Aggie Park is about to change the Texas A&M campus forever. It’s a project that will greatly boost the community and help create another feature for the growing student body. Oh, and don’t forget about the tailgating scene and Aggie Ring Day, either.
“Aggie Park will be a grand statement that says ‘Welcome Back’ to former students and ‘Howdy’ to campus visitors while becoming a favorite greenspace for students,” John Sharp, the Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, said. “I look forward to seeing it when it is complete.”
Texas A&M’s Aggie Park
Orchestrated by The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation, the project will begin right away. There will be a groundbreaking ceremony on February 29, while One Circle Drive — the event space and former President’s Home — will be removed in March, according to Texas A&M Today.
The project — a 20-acre space between the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center and the John J. Koldus Building — is expected to be completed by the spring of 2022.
The planned features for Aggie Park include “Wi-Fi, water features, an outdoor amphitheater, improved green spaces and outdoor spaces for study, relaxation, tailgating, entertainment, and recreation.”
Basically, Aggie Park is taking the TAMU student life and gameday atmosphere to the next level.
“We are excited about this project. From beautiful places to study and relax to an outdoor amphitheater for events, Aggie Park will be enjoyed by generations to come. We are grateful to The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation for their commitment to raise private funds to make it happen.”
— Texas A&M University President Michael K. YoungAdvertisement
Designed by OJB Landscape Architecture, the privately-funded project will cost an estimated $25 million and is different from the Aggie Park — the home of the San Antonio A&M Club.
This will be a great space for all Texas A&M Aggies to enjoy.