COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Construction of a new Sports Nutrition Center at Texas A&M University and the renovation and expansion of the Bright Football Complex lobby will soon begin, following today's approval of the Kyle Field District Plan Phase 2 Project by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
In addition to the recently-completed Davis Player Development Center, improvements to football facilities around Kyle Field continue. The Kyle Field District Plan Phase 2 Project features two main components: the renovation and expansion of the existing Bright Football Complex main lobby area and the construction of a new Sports Nutrition Center on the second floor outdoor plaza area facing Kyle Field. The lobby is being renovated and expanded to approximately 4,700 square feet to provide space for recruiting functions and other events such as donor receptions. When graphic branding is complete the space is expected to provide an impressive view of Texas A&M Football when a recruit enters the building. In addition to new graphics, the lobby will feature interactive audio visual components, premium finishes and a two-story glass grand entryway.
The 17,000 square foot Sports Nutrition Center will serve current and future student-athletes with a nutrition plan designed to help them to perform at the highest level. The center further fulfills the athletic department’s goal of molding the minds and bodies of A&M’s student-athletes. While the Sports Nutrition Center is for the benefit of all student-athletes, it will also be open to the general student body per NCAA rules.
Approval by the regents has assured that this phase of the Campaign for Aggie Football can commence as fundraising continues. The Bright Complex lobby is set to begin construction in September 2012 with the Sports Nutrition Center to follow. “Aggies are stepping up to build these two new facilities for all of our student-athletes,” remarked 12th Man Foundation President Miles Marks. “The 12th Man Foundation is actively seeking donations to complete both of these facilities, and I know more Aggies will be inspired to step forward to help us be the very best in the SEC.”
Estimated costs for this phase of the Campaign for Aggie Football are $4 million for the Bright Complex lobby and $12 million for the Sports Nutrition Center. Texas A&M Athletics receives no state funding, and facility projects of this nature are dependent on the kindness and generosity of donors.
To donate or for more information on the Bright Complex lobby expansion and the Sports Nutrition Center, visit www.Campaignforaggiefootball.com or www.12thmanfoundation.com.