Texas A&M announced today that for both 2014 and 2015 the Aggies will not play a scheduled spring football game.
Spring games are a staple of college football across the nation, and College Station is no different, but due to the continued redevelopment of Kyle Field the school have decided it is not logistically possible for the team to take to the field.
Athletic director Eric Hyman explained the decision in an official school release:
"After careful consideration and in consultation with Coach Sumlin and the football coaching staff, we have decided not to play a traditional spring football game this year or next as Kyle Field is being redeveloped."
The school were offered a waver by the SEC to consider playing a spring game off campus but due to complicated NCAA rules and other logistical factors the school clearly did not see it as a viable option.
Head coach Kevin Sumlin accepts that the decision is likely to leave Aggies fans disappointed:
"I am disappointed we will not be able to hold a few scrimmages or the spring game inside Kyle Field the next couple of years.
"Our fans, the 12th Man, have been very supportive of the Kyle Field redevelopment as we take one of the greatest college stadiums and make it even better, and louder."
Kyle Field is currently undergoing a two-year renovation project, reportedly costing in excess of $450 million.
The Aggies will begin spring practice on Friday Feb. 28.