COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- In the final hours before Texas A&M’s historic G. Rollie White Coliseum was demolished as part of the redevelopment of Kyle Field, the facility’s basketball floor (circa 1992) was excavated for online auction. During the process, contractors discovered an unknown sub-layer floor which is believed to be the original wood playing court (circa 1954).
Several sections of the original basketball floor were salvaged, and Texas A&M Athletics will be sharing these unique pieces of history through an online auction beginning Wednesday (Nov. 27) via the school’s official athletic website AggieAthletics.com.
“I would equate uncovering the original G. Rollie White floor to finding a buried treasure that no one knew existed,” said Clint Netherland, facility manager for Texas A&M Athletics. “Our team was extremely excited to not only discover the floor, but also have an opportunity to share it with other Aggies.”
Successful bidders will need to arrange for in-person pickup of the items. No sections will be shipped.
Additional items like section and directional signage from Kyle Field will also be included as part of the current auction.
Texas A&M is reserving select sections of the original G. Rollie White floor to be featured in the new letterman’s facility that will be part of the redeveloped Kyle Field.For more information, go to AggieAthletics.com and click on Online Auctions. Items will be updated regularly.