Reports: A&M’s Kyle Field to be resodded after last week’s woes
Texas A&M’s Kyle Field is getting resodded after torrential rains leading into last Saturday’s game vs. Rice made for sloppy field conditions, multiple reports indicated.
The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported that the school is paying a North Carolina company $300,000 to replace the field, with work beginning later this month. The field ultimately will be ready for the team’s next home game on Oct. 11, when the Aggies host Ole Miss.
Reporters at the game indicated that multiple people were needed to tend to divots on the field. Houston Chronicle writer Joseph Duarte even shared this photo of the field on Twitter.
Kyle Field turf near midfield pic.twitter.com/Wl6OSNLP9E
— Joseph Duarte (@Chronicle_Owls) September 14, 2014
Carolina Green, the sod company hired for the A&M job, has replaced a number of football playing surfaces in-season in recent years, The Eagle reported — a list that includes three other SEC teams (South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky) and two NFL teams (Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins).
School spokesperson Steve Moore told the newspaper that there have been no discussions about switching to an artificial surface.