COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of football stadium improvements.

The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that about 5,000 cheering spectators watched the Sunday morning implosion from a nearby parking lot. Police say another 2,000 were scattered across campus.

The updated west side of the Aggie stadium will include new suites and premium areas for fans, the Hall of Champions and upgraded TV broadcast facilities.

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp said during a ceremony before the implosion that another $35 million in donations have been collected for the project, which now tops $485 million.

The redevelopment is expected to be finished in time for the 2015 football season, pushing Kyle Field seating capacity above 102,500.

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