Texas A&M Spends $ 205 Million on New Soccer Training and Athletics Facilities
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M University System plans to make hundreds of millions of dollars in updates to sports facilities over the next four year budget cycle.
Texas A & M’s board of directors met on Thursday, November 18, and approved certain budget items for the university system’s upcoming capital plan 2022-2026, including a $ 205 million project to improve soccer and track and field facilities.
At least $ 125 million will be used for the Bright Football Complex to create new indoor practice facilities, renovate spaces, and establish updated academic and health resource centers for athletes. Another $ 55 million will be used to build a new indoor rink. University Chancellor John Sharp is quoted in a press release on Thursday.
“This project will restore Texas A&M as the premier host location for the highest levels of competition,” he explained the tools they need to achieve their workplace goals after college. “
Junior year aggie sprinter Patrick Johnson II recalled being recruited as a high school graduate when EB Cushing’s track stadium was brand new. He said Texas A & M’s investments in athletics, like the updates proposed Thursday, drew him to the university before any other school.
“The support you have here as a student athlete is pretty much second to none for anything you could possibly want,” said Johnson. “… [facility] – this will be brand new, and probably one of the best if not the the best in the country – basically it makes the game better. “
The regents’ agenda brief notes that a portion of this project, $ 25 million, will be used to create 31 new suites in Kyle Field. There is no concrete start of construction on the agenda, but a 30-year payout plan. It mentions that the university is starting a fundraiser for the project as they plan to donate a little more than half of the project with gifts.
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