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Texas A&M football cancels spring game due to ongoing stadium expansion project

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Texas A&M fans will have to wait until the fall for an opportunity to see the football team in person.

The school announced that the football stadium renovation project will prevent a "rational" spring game in 2014 or 2015.

The Aggies Kyle Field is undergoing a two-year, $450 million renovation project.

"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," Sumlin said in a press release. "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."

According to a press release through the school, NCAA rules restrict recruiting efforts when events like a traditional spring football game move to an off-campus venue.

"We appreciate the cooperation of the SEC office in considering a waiver to play a spring game off campus," A&M athletic director Eric Hyman said in a press release. "but other factors including NCAA rules and regulations regarding contact with prospective student-athletes also played into our final decision."

Texas A&M begin spring practice on Friday, Feb. 28.

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