Aggies Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher

Team Mascot: Reveille

Year Opened: 1927

Capacity: 102733

City / State: College Station / Texas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Texas A&M vs Texas

Rival Team: Texas Longhorns

You can’t call yourself a True Aggies fan if you don’t remember the numerous classics between bitter instate rivals Texas A&M and Texas. While the rivalry hasn’t been played since 2011 when the Aggies moved to the SEC, if it is ever played again then you won’t want to miss it. The rivalry began in 1915 and even spawned one of the greatest Texas A&M traditions, the Aggie Bonfire.

Texas A&M vs LSU

Rival Team: LSU Tigers

Texas A&M and LSU first played in 1899, when the Aggies shutout the Tigers 52-0. Despite the proximity these, two rivals did not play regularly until the Aggies moved to the SEC in 2011.

Texas A&M vs Arkansas

Rival Team: Arkansas Razorbacks

The Aggies and Razorbacks rivalry dated back to the old Southwest Conference days and was an annual fixture from 1929 to 1992. Following the Aggies move to the SEC in 2011, the Razorbacks once again became one of the biggest fixtures on A&M’s schedule.

Aggies Tailgate Guide


You’ll find one of the best tailgating experiences around when you travel to Texas A&M. At Texas A&M you’ll encounter tons of pageantry and tradition, which will make you feel a part of Aggieland right away. Additionally, the strong sense of community among Aggies students, fans, and alumni will make you want to come back for another visit as soon as possible.

Come prepared to party from midnight until game time when visiting Texas A&M, and we mean that literally. The Midnight Yell kicks everything off when thousands of Aggies come out and parade from the Quadrangle to Kyle Field. This tradition will without a doubt get you pumped up for the game and is a must see for anyone making the trip to College Station!

Proper tailgating at Texas A&M begins at 7:00 am, so make sure to get up early so you can take in a full day of tailgating before entering Kyle Field to root on the Aggies. At the tailgate, you’ll find plenty of delicious Texas barbecue and will have one last chance to cheer on the Aggies before the game by taking part in the Spirit Walk.

At Texas A&M you’ll find a one of a kind pregame experience that will rival any of those found throughout the SEC or the country!


The War Hymn Monument

This collection of monuments displays the diverse student body as well as pays tribute to the fans who have played a major role in the team’s success over the years. Stop by the War Hymn Monument as it honors you the fan.

Midnight Yell

The Midnight Yell kicks off the Aggie game day experience the night before the game. The Friday night before Aggies games the fans get together to practice their yells at the stadium during this distinctly A&M event. If you want to get the full Texas A&M experience than attending The Midnight Yell is a must.

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Spirit Walk

The Spirit Walk takes place a couple hours before the game and is a great opportunity for you to get up close to all your favorite Aggies players and coaches. Get to the Spirit Walk route early, so you can get a good spot to cheer on your team as they enter the stadium.

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Statue of E King Gill

The original 12th man. As lore has it, a student from the stadium was called to the sidelines if the Aggies had lost so many players due to injury. E King Gill suited up and stood aptly by, while his team routed an impressive win despite being the underdogs going in. Students honor the 12th man by standing the entire game, at the ready like E King Gill would have it.

Where to tailgate

Aggies Stadium Guide

In Game

Home of the famed 12th Man, Kyle Field offers one of the best atmospheres in all of college football. The fans play an important role in the Aggies game day experience, and the school knows it! Having built monuments surrounding Kyle Field and constructed signs in the stadium honoring the 12th man. The 12th Man is a substantial part of the fan identity, and as a result, everyone in the stadium takes great pride in getting loud and striking fear into the hearts of their opponents. When attending an Aggies game get loud and join in on the tremendous atmosphere.

It’s not just the boisterousness of the fans that makes attending an Aggies game a great experience, the traditions at Texas A&M are also unparalleled. Whether it’s the touchdown kiss, the firing of the Spirit of 02, or the chants led by the yell leaders you’ll find that the longstanding traditions make attending an A&M game a unique event.

Whenever you’re in the Kyle Field stadium during a home game, you will feel nothing but the bound of the energy coming from the fans, and that’s always something memorable to experience, especially for first-time fans. You can never go wrong being a part of a crowd who does put to heart the importance of supporting their players win or lose.

Things to check out

The Zone Club

The Zone Club is the place to be if you want to watch the Aggies play in style. The area features plush lounge chairs and is located underneath the 4th deck, protecting you from the elements. This exclusive area also gives you access to huge televisions and exclusive bars and concession areas.


The mascot of Texas A&M is a living and breathing dog! His name is Reveille, a purebred rough collie. Having all been female, each Reveille has watched over her players like next of kin. She attends every football game to give life to the crowd. Reveille even has her cell phone, attended to by her caretakers the Corps of Cadets Company E-2. If she is to attend a class and bark, the class is canceled. So she can even cancel class over the phone!

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Champions Hall

The Hall of Champions is a virtual museum that pays tribute to great Texas A&M's athletes and moments of the past. The museum is an impressive 30,000 sq ft and allows fans to see championship trophies and even try on a virtual Aggies uniform.

12th Man Shop

This is where the students and fans buy the best Texas Aggies merchandise. The shop is located in the Fan Zone and has an online store if you live out of town and want to get some Aggies gear before heading to the game.

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Yell Leaders

Instead of cheerleaders, Texas A & M has had yell leaders since they were an all-male institution. These upperclassmen fire up the crowd and rally behind their Aggies. They run up and down the sidelines pumping up the 12th man. The night before a game the Yell Leaders host the midnight yell, a pep rally at Kyle Field.

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Touchdown Kiss!

Yet another long time tradition at Texas A&M is that after every touchdown, a couple must kiss each other. Sure there is still a lot of cheering, yelling, and screaming, but somewhere in between all the craziness many couples in the crowd get a nice smooch in. Going to a game with a date, you are sure to hope for a high scoring game!

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Firing of the Spirit 02

The Corps of Cadets marks any Aggie scores during football games by firing The Spirit of '02, a 3-inch M1902 field gun issued to Field Artillery Units of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps between the World Wars, the gun was believed to be one of several that were hidden by Corps members to prevent them from being scrapped during WWII. The Spirit of '02 was found buried in a ditch by students cutting wood for the annual Aggie Bonfire in the fall of 1974.

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The Fightin Texas Marching Band

The Corps of Cadets marks any Aggie scores during football games by firing The Spirit of '02, a 3-inch M1902 field gun issued to Field Artillery Units of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps between the World Wars, the gun was believed to be one of several that were hidden by Corps members to prevent them from being scrapped during WWII. The Spirit of '02 was found buried in a ditch by students cutting wood for the annual Aggie Bonfire in the fall of 1974.

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The student body is known for being friendly on campus and introducing themselves to visitors and out of towners alike with the phrase, “Howdy.” They will help you get to where you’re going, and guide you along campus

Fight Songs

  1. The Aggie War Hymn

    The Aggie War Hymn is the official hymn of the Texas A&M which dates way back to the World War I. The history behind this hymn is so rich that it would really make any Aggie fan or student proud to be a part of this school. The hymn had an original name, which was “Goodbye to Texas University”, which refers to the Longhorns, but it was later changed because they thought it was too focused on the Longhorn. Nonetheless, the hymn really does make you feel pumped up every game.

    Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck! Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!

    (First Verse)
    All hail to dear old Texas A&M Rally around Maroon and White
    Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys who show the real old fight
    That good old Aggie spirit thrills us
    And makes us yell and yell and yell
    So let’s fight for dear old Texas A&M
    We’re going to beat you all to Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem
    Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!  

    (Second Verse)
    Good-bye to texas university
    So long to the orange and the white
    Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys that show the real old fight
    “The eyes of Texas are upon you . . .”
    That is the song they sing so well So good-bye to texas university We’re going to beat you all to Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem
    Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!

  2. The Spirit of Aggieland

    The Spirit of Aggieland is the alma mater song of Texas A&M. Fun fact: this was originally written as a poem but it was soon made into a song and was performed for the first time during the Midnight Yell tradition of 1925. Every time you hear this song play in games, you’ll feel nothing but that sense of respect on nostalgia. A true classic!

    Some may boast of prowess bold Of the school they think so grand
    But there’s a spirit can ne’er be told
    It’s the Spirit of Aggieland  

    We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we True to each other as Aggies can be
    We’ve got to fight boys
    We’ve got to fight!
    We’ve got to fight for Maroon and White
    After they’ve boosted all the rest
    Then they will come and join the best
    For we are the Aggies, the Aggies are we We’re from Texas AMC  

    (Second Chorus)
    T-E-X-A-S A-G-G-I-E
    Fight! Fight! Fight-fight-fight! Fight, Maroon! And White-white-white!
    Texas! Texas! A-M-C
    Gig ‘em! Aggies! 1-2-3!
    Farmers fight! Farmers fight! Fight! Fight! Farmers, farmers, fight!

Aggies Bars & Restaurants

  1. O’Bannon’s Tap House

    OBannons Tap House

    A warm inviting Irish Pub on Northgate. We serve over 80 beers and the finest whiskey selection as well as live music. Here at O'Bannon's there are no strangers, only friends you have yet to meet.

    103 Boyett St, College Station, TX 77840, USA


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    european - $$

  2. Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill

    Koppe Bridge Bar Grill

    "Best Big Burger in Town"

    11777 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. The Tap

    The Tap

    A great place to meet friends, enjoy a cold beverage, eat great food, and make memories.

    815 Harvey Rd, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  4. Hurricane Harry’s

    Hurrican Harrys

    Awesome drinks, great food, and good music!

    313 College Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Dixie Chicken

    Dixie Chicken

    The town and the university have changed, but the Chicken has remained timeless – generations of Aggies have walked through the same swinging doors for a great burger or a cold beer.

    307 University Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Christopher’s World Grille

    Christophers World Grille

    Christopher's World Grille is a fine dining establishment that has been serving the Bryan/College Station community since Mother's Day, 1999.

    5001 Boonville Rd, Bryan, TX 77802, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  7. Hullabaloo Diner

    Hullabaloo Diner

    Hullabaloo Diner is one of the few registered, authentic diners in the state of Texas.

    15045 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Fargo’s Pit BBQ

    Fargos Pit BBQ

    Great food and friendly service!

    1701 Texas Ave, Bryan, TX 77802, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  9. Antonio’s Flying Pizza and Italian Restaurant

    Antonios Flying Pizza and Italian Restaurant

    Providing fresh, authentic Italian food to the Houston area since 1971.

    2920 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77057, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  10. Chicken Oil Co

    Chicken Oil Co

    Great food and a unique atmosphere. With a menu offering a wide selection, including burgers, salads, chicken fried steaks and our famous Tijuana Fries, Chicken Oil is sure to have something for everyone.

    3600 S College Ave, Bryan, TX 77801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  11. Layne’s Chicken Fingers

    Laynes Chicken Fingers

    Enjoy the best chicken strips and secret sauce in all of College Station!

    1301 Wellborn Rd, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Fuego Tortilla Grill

    Fuego Tortilla Grill

    Great food and friendly service.

    108 Poplar St, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $

  13. Wings N More

    Wings N More

    Wings ‘N More proudly serves award-winning wings and so much more.

    1511 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Freebirds World Burrito

    Freebirds World Burrito

    Millions of possible burrito/bowl/salad/nacho/taco handcrafted creations

    319 University Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  15. DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks

    DoubleDaves Pizzaworks

    Home of the legendary Peproni Roll.

    3205 Longmire Dr a, College Station, TX 77845, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  16. Cheddar’s Casual Café

    Cheddars Casual Cafe

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch goodness: Quality ingredients, prepared fresh in our kitchen. It’s the right way, not the easy way.

    1701 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Buppy’s BBQ

    Buppys BBQ

    Buppy's caters and delivers breakfast, brunch, lunch, corporate box lunches, and dinner for corporate, personal, and community events in the Brazos Valley area.

    506 Sulphur Springs Rd, Bryan, TX 77801, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$