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Football Gameday

Experience Gameday Like Never Before in Aggieland

For Texas A&M University students, former students, and College Station locals alike, football is more than just a popular past-time. The return of football season calls for the return of treasured traditions and memories in the making, thanks to the impressive legacy of the Aggie football program’s 124-year history.

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Aggie Hullabaloo Gameday Experience

The countdown is on to our Aggie Hullabaloo Gameday Experience. A way to experience Aggie Football like never before! Located in the shadow of Kyle Field, we’re bringing the energy & excitement to our rooftop for one-of-a-kind events that celebrate every Aggie game. 

Think giant screens, live entertainment, gameday food, great drinks, fun prizes and the sounds of Kyle Field – all setup with safety in mind. Come join in the Hullaballoo!

Want a chance to win Aggie football tickets? Each gameday – home & away – we’re giving away a pair of Aggie football tickets at our Hullabaloo Gameday Experience to put you right in the action at Kyle Field.

Gameday the Aggie Way

At Texas A&M University, Gamedays are filled with Aggie-isms exchanged between fans who are more like family, and team celebrations that feel a lot like coming home. Drinks flow, laughter abounds, and all Aggie fans in and around College Station come together in Kyle Field to support the team as they play for a win. But beyond the football field is the fanfare, and Texas A&M does it better than anywhere else through these fan favorite Aggie Gameday festivities.

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Midnight Yell Practice

Since 1931, more than 25,000 people have gathered for the famed Midnight Yell Practice, held at Kyle Field the night before the game. Yell leaders lead the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band-closely followed by hordes of current and former students-into Kyle Field, where the yell leaders will lead the crowd in Aggie cheers that date back to the university’s early days.

Expect to hear The Aggie War Hymn, as well as colorful fables depicting the Aggie’s upcoming game. Don’t miss the special rally on the weekend of the first home game, dubbed the First Yell, that now often includes performances from students, as well as local and nationally recognized entertainers.

12th man sign at kyle field on gameday

The 12th Man

Though only eleven football players can take the field at a time, the fans make up Texas A&M football’s symbolic 12th Man. The 12th Man moniker dates back to an Aggie football game in 1922, during which the team was severely shorthanded, and called on squad player E. King Gill to fill in their otherwise empty bench.

Gill stood with the Aggies for the entire game and supported them to a well-earned win through what would become one of college football’s biggest upsets. Today, Aggie fans show up in full force-and remain standing for the entire game-in solidarity with Gill’s Aggie spirit.

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Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band

Formed in 1894, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is more than a marching band-each of its members is also a member of the Corps of Cadets. Commonly referred to as the Noble Men of Kyle, or simply Aggie Band, the Aggie Band is, in fact, the largest military marching band in the United States, and executes complicated maneuvers worthy of that honor.

The band claims to have never lost a halftime, and does so through their meticulous technique, style, and spirited play of the Aggie War Hymn to which all Aggie fans respond with a resounding “Whoop!”

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Tailgating

The party starts long before the game does, and we’ve got a front row seat to all the action. Texas A&M current and former students take over nearby Aggie Park as well as the 12th Man Lots, which sit around the corner from our hotel and alongside famed Kyle Field.  Even if you're rooting for the opposing team you've invited to join in the fun to experience the best tailgating in the state of Texas.

Elevate your gameday experience with a hassle free tailgate. Tailgate Guys provides turn key pre game hospitality set ups for groups of all sizes, located just steps away from our front door.

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