“This weekend, I experienced the majesty of game day at Kyle Field, home of the Texas A&M Aggies. Kyle Field was a bucket list item and the opportunity to cross it off gave me a memorable weekend.”
– Laura Leigh Majernik
The adventure began on Thursday, when I opened my mail to find my credentials! I felt I won a Willy Wonka Golden Ticket. I want to thank Alan Cannon, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations, for giving me the green light to receive credentials.
As I prepared for the game, I thought about my last time to see the Aggies in person. I attended the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl last December, where Texas A&M took on Kansas State. I looked forward to seeing the team again.
Fun fact: I also met Erica- (Mrs. Sidelines and Pearls) at this game!
Saturday morning began in a flurry of packing. I had my outfit planned and decided the best way to accessorize would be a maroon scarf. I left Dallas early enough to have time to shop and found Maroon U. Maroon U is a fantastic boutique for Aggie-themed apparel and gifts. The staff was helpful and kind, and helped me focus as I rushed about to grab a scarf on my way to Kyle Field. I found the perfect scarf and a few other fun items during my shopping trip.
If you want a specialty Aggie gift for the Aggie fan who has everything, then you must visit Maroon U. online or in store.
From the store, I slowly drove through the campus crowds to the parking garage. Once again, the staff helped me orient myself to walk from the garage to the field. I soaked up the game day atmosphere: the buzz of fans of all ages meandering to Kyle Field. The staff at the stadium personally escorted me to the media elevator.
The stadium overwhelmed me. I found myself in awe of the seemingly unending rows of seats, all filled with Aggie faithful. The Yell Leaders motivated the crowd before the game, and the noise was loud in the press box. I can only imagine what it was like in the stands.
My favorite part of the game was halftime. The Aggie marching band has a reputation for intricate marching patterns and they did not disappoint. The effect of their complex drills mesmerized me. I watch a lot of marching bands, and this performance is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
The Aggies won a decisive victory over the New Mexico Lobos with a final score of 55-14. More impressive than the victory was the Texas hospitality I received from everyone at the stadium. I give Kyle Field the award for Best Hosts out of all the stadiums I’ve visited.
Thank you so much, Aggieland, Maroon U. and Kyle Field for an unforgettable game day experience. Gig’em!