According to the Houston Chronicle
, the seats at Texas A&M's Kyle Field shifted during their November game against LSU due to the song “Sandstorm.” Uh...what?
“It’s very technical, but the particular frequency (of ‘Sandstorm’) was the issue,” said Craig Kaufman, project manager for the architectural firm Populous, which designed A&M’s rebuilt stadium.
In response, A&M reinforced the south end zone stands with additional steel, a process completed this week. The south seating area, which holds nearly 27,000, has been safe from the start, officials say.
The weight of fans jumping up and down didn't help things...
According to multiple accounts, the new south end zone slightly bounced from fans’ rhythmic reaction to the song during a break in the on-field action.
The structure did indeed move a slight bit up and down (a matter of inches), Ray said, but within the safety parameters of the original design.
While Ray said he only heard from a couple of concerned fans via email, a post on the fan website TexAgs addressing concerns currently has more than 120,000 clicks - views A&M took into account. The result? Reinforcement, with the final bracing added Monday. Only some welding remains.