By Blanche Brick, Place 1 City Councilwoman
After serving on the College Station City Council for the past four years, I would like to offer my reflections on what makes a great city.
College Station has been experiencing a vigorous rate of growth. This experience has led the city council, city staff and the community to think long and hard about how to respond in a reasonable and sustainable way.
In 1904, Edwin Jackson Kyle, Professor of Horticulture and an 1899 graduate of the A&M College of Texas, used land he had been given for agricultural research to establish a field for A&M football and baseball games. He spent $650 of his own money to purchase a grandstand from the Bryan fairgrounds and added wooden seats to accommodate 500 fans.
In 1927, a new stadium was built at a cost of $345,000.
Today’s renovation will cost $450 million and expand the seating to 102,000. There are Founder’s boxes that cost $10 million for a 20-year right to occupy these luxury boxes. As of June, all but two of these boxes had been sold.