Texas A&M Welcomes Fans To Aggie Park
Texas A&M University’s new 20-acre “outdoor student center” across from Kyle Field welcomed fans for the first time this weekend ahead of the Aggies’ 31-0 victory over Sam Houston State University to open the 2022 football season.
At a Saturday morning dedication ceremony for Aggie Park, Texas A&M President M. Katherine Banks said the new addition to campus is sure to become a key destination both visitors and current and former students. The project was made possible by more than $74 million in donators from over 100 patrons, she said.
“Aggie Park not only beautifies our campus, but appropriately showcases Texas A&M as a top university,” Banks said. “We hope that you enjoy it and many happy memories are made here.”
The celebration kicked off on Friday with a concert featuring Robert Earl Keen ’78 at the new amphitheater. The space, formerly known as Spence Park, was transformed over the course of more than two years. The Corps of Cadets marched in to Kyle Field via the new Plank Bridge, which spans a small lake that was added near the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center.
Fans also enjoyed new tailgating spaces on Saturday. Free spaces located throughout the park include the War Hymn Lawn, War Hymn Plaza and Post Oak Grove. More designated tailgating spaces will be added later on in the season. Also coming in the future will be a new building to be operated by The Association of Former Students for year-round use, providing space for Aggie Ring Day and other events.