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Kyle Field’s Implosion Took 15 Breathtaking Seconds
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Kyle Field looks like a completely different Kyle Field today than it did in the past. A $450 million upgrade, which you can watch in a one-minute video, is a big reason why College Station is home to one of the more beautiful stadiums in the SEC. It’s also the oldest college football stadium, easily.

Renovations were no easy process. The west side of the stadium had to be completely imploded for TAMU to continue its multi-million dollar renovation of the stadium. On December 21, 2014, the west side concrete crumbled to dust in a pretty unbelievable video for Aggie fans who had probably sat in the section for years.

You can watch below as the west facade comes down en route to making Kyle Field “the premier venue in all of college football.”

Kyle Field’s Implosion in 15 Seconds

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I’m sure it’s something of a bittersweet sight for fans that have grown up around Aggie football and see that image of the west wall of Kyle Field as something of a home away from home.

However, the renovations to expand Kyle Field went extremely well. It took nearly two years, a spectacular feat considering Texas A&M didn’t have to miss a game, and required more than 3.5 million hours of labor. The project was completed on time and looked fabulous in its final form.

“No matter where you’re from, Kyle Field will always be your home. Thank you, and Gig’em!” Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M University System said, via TexAgs.com.

Still, seeing the implosion video is a crazy sight.

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Patrick covered the Florida Gators during the forgettable Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain eras before spending two seasons writing for Major League Baseball. He's an SEC homer and a baseball junkie who spends his days defending the Miami Marlins. When he's not glued to a TV, you can find him ...Read more
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