Want the ground Manziel walked? You can buy it from Texas A&M

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

An artist's rendering of the future Kyle Field.  (Photo: Texas A&M Athletics)
An artist's rendering of the future Kyle Field. (Photo: Texas A&M Athletics)

Texas A&M's massive renovation and expansion project for Kyle Field includes plans to replace the natural grass on the field. The surface will be removed at the end of the 2013 season, and if you want there are pallets of turf available for sale.

From the school release:

The buy-it-now online sale will start on Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. on AggieAthletics.com. Texas A&M will harvest the playing surface following the final home game on Nov. 9. Each harvested pallet will cost $400 and contains approximately 450 square feet of sod. The buyer will be required to pick-up on Sunday, Nov. 10. No requests for specific sections of the field will be accepted. A limited number of single squares of the grass will be offered for $20 each via the website.

There is certainly some historic value to Kyle Field's turf considering the meteoric rise of the Aggies program in the last two years. If you have a green thumb -- or at least a knowledge of "tifway-bermuda over seeded with rye grass" -- and some expendable income I can see how this would make for a cool gift for an Aggie diehard.

The two-year, $450 million project to redevelop Kyle Field will expand the stadium's capacity from its current 82,589 to 102,500 in August 2015. That will give Texas A&M the largest stadium in the SEC, and third nationally behind Michigan (109,901) and Penn State (106,572).

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