You’ll be surrounded by the Aggie Spirit at Kyle Field, the home of the 12th Man and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie football team. Kyle Field is among the largest college football stadiums in the nation with a capacity of 102,733. Aggies are known as the 12th Man because we stand for the duration of the game to show our willingness to step in and play for the team if needed.
WHERE YOU’LL CATCH
THE AGGIE SPIRIT
MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER
A living memorial to honor all Aggies who have given their lives in service to their country, the MSC is a premier student union. It features restaurants, shops, meeting rooms, spirited décor, the Flag Room, lounges and entertainment areas that will make your time out of class relaxing and enjoyable. You’ll come across unique and inspiring works of art and collections at the MSC’s two galleries: J. Wayne Stark Galleries and Forsyth Galleries.
Academic Plaza features a statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross, or “Sully”, an early governor of Texas and highly influential president of Texas A&M. Aggies place pennies at his feet hoping for good luck before an exam. He stands before the Academic Building, completed in 1914, with its famed dome, a replica of the Liberty Bell and a stunning mosaic-tile rendition of the university seal. And be sure to take note of The Century Tree, a massive and beautiful live oak that is the site of countless marriage proposals.
On Nov. 18, 1999, Aggies faced unimaginable tragedy when during the building of the annual Bonfire, the stack of logs collapsed, killing 12 Aggies. Although the tradition of a campus Bonfire ended, our desire to honor those fallen Aggies endures. You’ll see that devotion embodied in stone at the Bonfire Memorial, a place for respect, remembrance and the Aggie Spirit.
With a capacity of more than 12,900, Reed Arena is the site for basketball games, graduation ceremonies, undergraduate convocation and more. Built in 1998, the arena has hosted a variety of famous performers and can be rented out for events.
OLSEN FIELD AT BLUE BELL PARK
The Aggie baseball stadium has a nostalgic design with modern amenities. The games are packed with unique and fun traditions designed to further the Aggies’ home-field advantage and provide a one-of-a-kind environment rich with Aggie Spirit.
CLAYTON WILLIAMS, JR. ALUMNI CENTER
Once you become an Aggie, you’re part of the Aggie family for life. The Alumni Center, home of The Association of Former Students, has interactive exhibits that bring the Aggie Spirit to life. The Haynes Ring Plaza features a 12-foot-high bronze replica of the Aggie Ring, a symbol of the Aggie Network.