There’s nothing quite like catching a game at Kyle Field. “Home of the 12th Man,” this must-see and must-attend stadium on Texas A&M University game days was built in 1904. That makes it not only the oldest stadium in college football but fourth-largest by capacity (102,733) and largest in the state of Texas.
Kyle Field has housed a number of memorable Aggies football games. It’s where Brian Gamble recovered a late fumble in “The Bonfire Game.” It’s where the “red, white and blue-out” took place after the September 11 attacks in 2001. It’s also where Johnny Manziel, Von Miller, Dat Nguyen and John David Crow became legends in College Station.
The pride that comes with wearing the Texas A&M jersey is off-the-charts. Anyone who’s ever played for the Aggies will tell you that.
That’s why running onto Kyle Field before a game is unlike anything in the SEC.
Aggies’ Thrilling Entrance On Kyle Field
Texas A&M put a GoPro camera on the helmet of one Aggie player and recorded the field entrance before the team’s game against Lamar in 2014. It offers an awesome perspective of what it’s like to go through the pre-game ritual, and the feeling of running onto a field in front of 100,00+ screaming fans.
Listening to the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band in the distance…
Swaying back and forth with your teammates…
Bursting onto Kyle Field in front of 100,00 screaming fans…
Man, this gets the blood pumping. Who else is ready to run through a brick wall?
This post was originally published on June 5, 2020, but an experience like this is thrilling all the time.