College Station, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Fans now have a chance to grab a piece of Kyle Field’s natural grass surface where reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and the rest of Texas A&M currently play as the Aggies are planning to sell it after the season.
The Aggies will sell the 460 square feet playing surface at $400 per pallet starting Monday through their official website — AggieAthletics.com.
The pallet, which will be pulled from the playing surface after the final home game on Nov. 9, comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The school said a limited number of single grass squares will be offered for $20 each.
The certificate of authenticity will be signed by longtime fields manager Leo Goertz. Each buyer will also get a “care guide” with tips for taking care of their tifway-bermuda prize – overseeded with rye grass, of course — from Goertz.
The Aggies will install a new natural grass surface, which is being grown off-site, in time for the start of the 2014 season. The rest of the Kyle Field redevelopment project, which will boost capacity to 102,500, will be complete by the start of the 2015 season.
Finding ways to create revenue is nothing new for the Aggies, who raised more than $740 million in donations – a school record — between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2013.