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Mother Nature Hands Texas A&M Hefty Field-Replacement Bill

19 Sep 2014, 4:16 pm

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Photo credit: Flickr/Ed Schipu

The last time we wrote about Texas A&M football, they had annoyed some fans over their handling of a lightning delay at Kyle Field.

Well, Mother Nature is ready to unleash another bit of bad weather-related news on the Aggies. Texas A&M is paying $300,000 to ship a brand-new grass field in time for their next home game, on October 11th, according to the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

Four-and-a-half inches of rain fell on College Station, TX (Texas A&M’s location) over the first weekend of September, inundating the field and making it a mess for their 38-10 win over Rice University last Saturday. Now, the field must be replaced, and at a big price.

Twenty-four refrigerated trucks are delivering sod from North Carolina, and the new turf will be installed at the end of the month. The new field is expected to be in place for the sixth-ranked Aggies’ home game against the University of Mississippi on October 11th, but at a steep cost.

Maybe Mother Nature is just a Texas Tech fan, after all.

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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