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.

Raveille

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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Howdy

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
    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
    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  

    (Chorus)
    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!
    A-G-G-I-E
    Texas! Texas! A-M-C
    Gig ‘em! Aggies! 1-2-3!
    Farmers fight! Farmers fight! Fight! Fight! Farmers, farmers, fight!

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