Global Tailgate Planned for Kyle Field Reopening

September 3, 2015

 COLLEGE STATION—As part of an extended celebration of the grand reopening of Kyle Field, Texas A&M will host a global tailgate, aiming to set the record for the “world’s largest tailgate.”  Students, former students and fans across the globe will be encouraged to join those in College Station by virtually tailgating to celebrate the reopening of the $485 million renovation of Kyle Field.

“We invite everyone who loves Kyle Field – home of the 12th Man – to take part in this celebration, whether right here in College Station or anywhere around the globe,” said John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System. “Through the power of social media we can all be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event on the day that Kyle Field comes back to life.”

All fans, those who are in College Station and those in other cities across the globe, are invited to join the festivities on September 12th. To join, and for a chance to have Aggie tailgate photos  from anywhere in the world shown on the video boards at Kyle Field, follow these steps:

  • Register your tailgate prior to September 11th at and provide the location and estimated number of attendees at the tailgate;
  • Regardless of location and time differences, once your tailgate begins, tweet photos using the hashtag #KyleField;
  • The hashtag will be monitored and photos from the global tailgate will be streamed to the video board in the redeveloped Kyle Field;

Whether in College Station, Phoenix, or New York City, London, Shanghai, or Dubai, the tailgate will celebrate the global nature of the Aggie network and faithful fans.

The tailgate will supplement a series of free public events kicking off on Friday, September 11, the day before the Aggies’ first home football game this season, with a memorable Midnight Yell Practice honoring America. Other festivities will include a free concert and tours of the West Side of the redeveloped 102,733-seat stadium.

The free concert, beginning at noon Saturday on Simpson Drill Field and part of the tailgate occurring in College Station, will feature performances by Grammy-nominated Texas country singer Pat Green and the Grammy-nominated rock band Relient K.

Additional details and a full schedule of all events can be found at

About the A&M System

The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 135,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy.



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