Every game you’ll be able to spot Keystone leading the team onto the field as the crowd erupts into an uproarious cheer. The horse then proceeds to run around the stadium before kickoff to pump up the crowd and get everyone worked up into a frenzy. The atmosphere created by Keystone is electric so make sure to get to your seat early as you wouldn’t want to miss this time-honored tradition.
2. Striking the Wonder Dog
After every Aggies kickoff Striking the Wonder Dog runs onto the field and retrieves the tee. This tradition is a fan favorite and something you’ll surely love to see as well when attending an Aggies game.
3. Giant A
The Giant A on the mountains overlooking the stadium is quite the sight to behold and lets you know exactly who you are going to be seeing on the field. You’ll be able to see this giant landmark from many locations throughout the stadium, so make sure to take it in when attending an Aggies game.
When attending an Aggies game make sure to stop by the team store and grab yourself a cowbell. During key third down plays Aggies fans ring cowbells in order to create noise and provide their team with an incredible home field advantage.
5. Rio Grande Rivalry
The rivalry between New Mexico and New Mexico State began in 1894 and predated New Mexico becoming a US state. The Lobos have gotten the better of the Aggies over the years holding a 70-31-5 all-time series, but the Aggies will look to draw closer when these two instate rivals meet next.
6. Fulton Center Skybox
Not only is the Fulton Center Skybox home to the most luxurious seats in Aggie Memorial Stadium, but it also showcases the pride and tradition of Aggies athletics. On the outside of the skybox, you’ll be able to see the retired numbers of former Aggies greats, which showcases the strong football tradition that New Mexico State has to offer.
7. Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete is the official cowboy mascot of New Mexico State and can be seen at all Aggies home games. He is portrayed by a student dressed in cowboy attire and roams the sideline entertaining fans of all ages throughout the game.
8. Pride of New Mexico
The Pride of New Mexico put on an excellent display at Aggies football games. The marching band performs both before and during the games and plays a key role in creating the superb atmosphere you’ll find at a New Mexico State football game.
9. Fight Song Banner
Located outside of the north end zone there is a banner that displays the school’s fight song. This banner serves as the perfect way to remind Aggies fans of the words to the fight song while also providing the words to the song for first-time fans trying to get in on the rich tradition of Aggies football.
10. Battle of I-10
UTEP and New Mexico State are both located along Interstate 10, which connects El Paso to Las Cruces. The close proximity of these two universities has led to the establishment of a fierce rivalry on the gridiron that dates back 101 years to 1914 when the Aggies shutout UTEP 19-0. There are lots of fans of both teams at the games when these rivals meet, so make sure to attend the Battle of I-10 to witness one of the best games of the year.