Some of you who attended the Kansas State game discovered a few bat carcasses on the ramps and more residue along the concourses than usual. For several years, Kyle Field has been inhabited by the official flying mammal of the State of Texas the Mexican Free-tailed Bat. I'm told this is the migration season, but I hope Kyle Field does not become a rest stop of sorts for the bats. We already have plenty of bats using Kyle as a place to hang-out without bringing in their friends and neighbors.
These bats help us by eating a lot of bugs around the stadium, but unfortunately, what goes in also comes out. We have crews which spend hours each week power washing Kyle Field and the Zone Plaza specifically for bat residue. We also spend quite a bit of money on deodorizers, and we even have a crew which does a last-minute sweep for residue just before gates open. It's a never ending chore, but we promise to continue to do our best to keep Kyle Field clean.