We can't think of many places more exciting than Aggieland on Gameday. From the tailgates, to the Aggie Corps March-In, to Sawing 'Em Off with over 100,000 of your closest friends, there's no place quite like Kyle Field. With so much excitement going on, you aren't going to want to miss a second of it. These 12 tips are essential for surviving Aggie Gameday.
1. Book hotels early
Avoid the sheer panic of realizing every hotel from Bryan to Brenham is booked by going to www.experiencebcs.com/gameday and finding the perfect place to stay for you and your family. From bed and breakfasts to full-service hotels, the Bryan College Station area has the amenities to make you feel right at home.
2. Parking & Transportation
For a completely free, safe, non-judgemental ride home after celebrating an Aggie win, you can call Carpool at 979-693-9905.
For more information regarding on-campus parking & transporation, click here.
3. Places to watch the game other than Kyle Field
Didn't get a ticket, or just want to watch the Aggies in the air conditioning? Bars & restaurants across BCS will be showing the game! Click here to see the full list!
In addition to these off-campus locations, you can watch the game on campus in the Memorial Student Center, The Association of Former Students, and maybe if you’re lucky a nice tailgate will let you pull up a chair to watch it under their tent.
4. Bring a clear bag
Texas A&M has recently implemented a Clear Bag Policy across all athletic facilities. Here is a link to the 12th Man website explaining in great detail what you can and cannot bring into the game.
5. Identify and remember where cool zones are
Texas is hot — very, very hot. Needless to say, it is important to drink a lot of water and know where the cool zones are on game day. Once you are in Kyle Field, you cannot leave and re-enter. There are cool down zones located inside Kyle Field, as well as concession stand areas in the shade. Outside of Kyle Field, you can sit down and cool off anywhere in the Memorial Student Center or at the Association of Former Students.
Like we always say...AGGIE FOOTBALL IS AGGIE FAMILY, which means we can’t forget about our amazing Former Students, Aggie Parents & Grandparents! Coming in town for a game? Swing by any of our 3 locations and grab the perfect Gameday outfit to sport at your family’s tailgate! • • ALSO Don’t forget to check out some of our EXCLUSIVE BEST OF TEXAS tailgate delicious dips and salsas in stores, perfect to take on the go to any tailgate this season!
6. Look the part
Looking for the perfect gameday outfit? There's no shortage of maroon & white here in BCS! Check out all the best places to buy Aggie gear here!
7. Fuel up to yell loud!
Whether it’s an 11 AM game and you need to plan breakfast and dinner, or a 2 o’clock game and brunch fits perfectly into your schedule, choose from dozens of restaurants in Bryan College Station to fuel your gameday!
4 weeks off ➕a little rain ➕ subzero temps still can’t stop this amazing tailgate. Thanks to everyone who came out! And see y’all in t minus 6 days and counting! #secyouatkylefield #bthoolemiss #bthouab . . . . . #aggies #kylefield #collegestation #flabongo #sec #football #tailgating
8. Tailgating 101: Know Before You Go!
Every single thing you could ever need to know about Texas A&M tailgating is here!
9. Fake it ‘til ya make it (inside Kyle Field)
We’ve all seen the blobs of non-maroon shirted people scattered in Kyle Field, being slammed together by Aggies swaying in the War Hymn. Don’t fight the sway, join the sway! Can’t remember the words to a yell? Just mouth “watermelon” and be sure to hump it. Feeling really tired during halftime while the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band plays? DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT SITTING DOWN. Last but not least, the Bugle Call will most likely make you cry. Thank God for 12th Man Towels.
10. Download the Destination Aggieland App
Make your gameday weekend run as smoothly as possible by downloading the Destination Aggieland App. The app includes a stadium map, information about traffic conditions, the best routes through town, parking options, shuttle bus routes, tailgating, and things to do while you’re in town. The MyParking section even lets you find your parking spot and pay before you arrive!
11. Visit the Pepsi Fan Zone
Located at the North side of Kyle Field right outside the entrance is the Pepsi Fan Zone presenting fans with food, fun, and entertainment. The Fan Zone opens 3 ½ hours prior to kickoff and offers food trucks, cell phone charging stations, and a stage featuring live music. Make sure to check it out before heading inside the stadium to enjoy the game!
12. If all else fails, head to experiencebcs.com
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