School officials confirmed that Texas A&M will have a new grass field installed later this month after field conditions became a concern during Texas A&M's 38-10 win over Rice on Saturday. Per ESPN
"We had a record amount of rainfall in a short period of time, (measured at 7-10 inches) which also caused Midnight Yell practice to be cancelled as well," Moore said in an e-mail. "That was an extraordinary event that damaged the new soil and root system."
Moore called the downpour a "unique event" and the timing of it "especially harmful."
The installation of the new surface, which was purchased from Carolina Green Corporation, an athletic field construction company, for $300,000. Installation of the new surface will begin on Sept. 29 and takes two days to install, giving the Aggies 10 days for the field to be in place before the Aggies host the Rebels.