Texas A&M’s Kyle Field underwent major renovations that modernized the stadium and for the first time connected its four sections with three levels of public concourses. Cleary Zimmermann provided commissioning services for the stadium’s HVAC and building automation systems, life safety (stairwell pressurization) and lighting. Our commissioning team worked directly with the quality control division of the joint venture Manhattan-Vaughn Construction. The coordinating efforts of our commissioning team helped maintain this project’s accelerated timeline: two-years of 24/7 construction. This complex schedule required two phases to accommodate use during the 2014 football season.
Substantial renovations included expanding the seating capacity from 82,589 to 102,500. Luxury suites, including a $16 million founder’s suite, were added to the west side. The area behind these suites is used as an event space. Additionally, the renovation relocated the press box from the west side to the east side of the stadium.
Kyle Field also received major upgrades to technology. Kyle Field has a 7,661 square foot video board, the largest in all of college sports with the highest resolution (1080p HD). Cellular and Wi-Fi networks were also expanded.
Seating Capacity: 102,500
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