“We certainly recognize the challenges this decision presents for the schools and our community, and we appreciate the understanding of College Station ISD officials most recently and throughout the entire Kyle Field redevelopment process,” said Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman. “The extreme rain on Sept. 12 unfortunately led to poor field conditions at Kyle Field during the Rice game, and the decision ultimately was made to replace the entire playing surface with new natural grass. With four remaining home games this season, our team of turf specialists has recommended that we limit access to the Kyle Field playing surface outside of these games.”
“We love for our student athletes to have opportunities to play in venues like Kyle Field, but we understand it is currently in a transitional phase,” College Station ISD Superintendent Clark Ealy said. “CSISD is very fortunate to share a city with one of the best universities in the world, and we value the many partnerships and relationships with Texas A&M.”
The first-ever game between the two CSISD high schools will be played on October 24 at Tigerland Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.