Aggieland: Home of the 12th Man and arguably one of the most committed and spirited student bodies in America. College Station is home to Texas A & M University (the oldest public school in the state of Texas) and an evening football game at Kyle Field is an epic collegiate sports experience.
After the most recent addition in 2014, this now has a seating capacity of just over 104,000, making it the largest stadium in the state of Texas. But it's not just the number of people, standing for the entirety of the game that's so impressive. It's the fact that they're all there in maroon, following the yell leaders in perfect unison and waving those 12th man towels like crazy. The majority of them even showed up the evening before at 12 for Midnight Yell Practice. Now, that's devotion.
The view from the field is electrifying. The past few times I've been back for games, I'd purchased tickets in the small bleachers on the South end of the field. That meant that during the pre game warm ups, we were able to walk around the track and really soak it up from the players' level.
When the entire stadium starts swaying back and forth to the Aggie War Hymn, it's a dizzying display of school spirit and certain to give you goosebumps.
Be sure to finish your College Station game day experience with a cold brew at the Dixie Chicken in Northgate and then dinner at Cafe Eccell on Church St. Tip your hat to Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen's old house on your way by.