One last round of rain & thunderstorms is moving through the Brazos Valley tonight -- along and ahead of an approaching cold front. Winds upwards of 40mph will be possible along & ahead of this activity. The winds subside once the rain begins, however, a quick 0.25" of an inch of rain is possible and dime size hail cannot be ruled out. These storms should be south of the Brazos Valley by 2am.
Visitors to the twin cities aren't the only ones paying for the Kyle Field renovation project; Texas A&M students may also help foot the bill.
Officials say College Station, Bryan, Brazos County, and Texas A&M will all pitch in to pay for the $425 million project.
“As great as the stadium is, it’s starting to get old and can definitely use a make-over,” said Texas A&M junior Michael Stanley.
“We're a lot bigger, we're going to have big games, a lot of people wanted to go to the games last year,” said Brittany Bowling, a Texas A&M student. “I can definitely see why they would want to do something like that.”
A&M officials have suggested three options to student council leaders regarding student contributions to the project:
-The first option includes a $48 flat fee per semester, $24 flat fee per summer semester
-The second is a $3.75 fee per credit hour.
-The third is a $232 increase in student sports pass prices (8 games/$29 increase per game)
A&M officials say they are still in the exploratory phase, and they may decide to move forward with more than one of the options.
“The price increase isn't ideal, but I understand it costs a lot for a giant facility like that,” said Texas A&M student Eric Busche. “So somebody's got to foot that bill.”
The entire Texas A&M student body will get a chance to vote for which options they prefer during the next student election in February.
“I think it’s going to be hard for students to afford it,” said Margaretta Adrienne, a Texas A&M senior.
“For something that I know we'd all enjoy and enjoy it for decades to come, I can see that being a reasonable cost,” said Texas A&M senior Brittany Bowling.
Many students agree that renovating Kyle field will be worth the added fees in the end, but A&M officials will eventually make the final decision.
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