Landmark Building on TAMU Campus Set For Demolition

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

The landmark G. Rollie White Coliseum, that's been a part of the Texas A&M campus landscape since the 1950's, will soon be demolished to make way for a renovated Kyle Field.

It'll begin happening next week. It has been a host to everything from Aggie Basketball to concerts, like Simon and Garfunkel and Olivia Newton John.

The place has a lot of memories that are playing out for Aggies years later.

"I had classes behind there, I also went to all the basketball games, I'm a big basketball fan,” said Rae Blevins, a Texas A&M University Graduate of 1991.

The coliseum, which sits adjacent to Kyle Field, is about to be torn down to make room for the Kyle Field redevelopment and expansion project.

Crews have started making a perimeter for the demolition of the 59 year old building.

"It makes me sad. When they were cutting down the trees earlier today, it really made me sad,” said Sharon Gorham, a Texas A&M Graduate of 1982.

The university says after the building is demolished, they will take some of the rubble and turn it into memorabilia and auction it off on Aggieathletics.com.

The university says they will salvage items like bricks, tiles and even part of the flooring. They are still in the planning stages of how they will go about auctioning off the items.

We know a lot of people might want to watch the demolition Saturday, July 27th, but the university has not released those details.

The university says construction crews will remove all of the debris and rubble before the first home football game on August 31st against the Rice Owls.


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