Tons of Kyle Field Dirt Being Used at Veterans Park, Other Items Being Recycled


COLLEGE STATION, Texas As parts of Kyle Field are removed piece by piece for the $450 million renovation, some portions are being recycled, including tons of sediment.

News 3 has the dirt on this story.

Memories of Kyle Field are continuing to change but these hallowed grounds are being spread out in College Station.

Sort of.

Believe it or not, 750 truckloads of dirt now sit out at Veterans Park and will be the underneath surface for two new multipurpose synthetic turf fields.

"This is where the new fields are at," said Mark Dudley, who owns Dudley Construction in College Station.

They are managing the project. It's caused a fan frenzy.

"People even following the dump trucks out to our job sites to collect samples of it to say that you know they had a piece of Kyle Field dirt," he said.

Here at Veterans Park there's enough dirt to fill an acre of land 10 feet high.

Michael Ham is the Project Manager with Dudley Construction and says all the dirt has been delivered. While you won't see it when the synthetic fields are finished, he says it's a special site.

"There's a lot of Aggies you know interested in the fact that they will be able to go out there and to stand on a piece of Kyle Field you know and it's used for a good purpose," Ham said.

The soil came because of good timing with contractor Lindamood Demolition at Kyle looking to lose the dirt.

Phillip Ray is the Texas A&M System Chief Business Development Officer.

"Unfortunately our Jumbotron was a little bit of dated technology so it was getting a little bit old. But we're able to salvage the speakers out of it and some minor components. What we will be doing is reusing those components in the 2014 season," Ray said.

College Station Parks and Recreation Director David Schmitz isn't an Aggie grad he says, but an Aggie dad.

"This is something that was totally unexpected for us but it's kind of fun to think about," he said.

Texas A&M System Officials are also crushing up some of the concrete from Kyle Field to be used for other projects.

The new fields at Veterans Park are expected to be complete around April of next year.

The city and construction company asks the public not to interfere with operations out there and steal pieces of the dirt.


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