Aggie Students Camping Out For Florida Football Game Tickets

It's a camp-out on the concrete Sunday night at Kyle Field as Texas A&M students are gearing up for Monday morning's ticket pull for the football game against Florida.

Students are fired up for the first ever Aggie football game in the Southeastern Conference.

Students we spoke with can't wait for the new traditions to begin in the SEC and dozens were camping out despite a school policy change meaning students camping out won't necessarily get the best seats.

It looks like a camp-out you'd see out in the country but it's right at the heart of Texas A&M.

"I just came for the fun of it because this is what you do," said Texas A&M Sophomore Hillary Brindell.

Brindell's group set their tent up Saturday night to be some of the first people to get football tickets Monday morning for a fish camp group of more than 150 people.

"I did sudoko earlier and then people are bringing up a Wii people have a TV over there and they plugged in you can just plug in with the extension cord and we're bringing up Nintendo 64," Brindell said.

From box fans to tents these Aggies came prepared. Now the only thing they are really missing is portable A/C as it's felt as hot as 103 degrees.

Texas A&M Junior J.P. Daly and his friends brought supplies to beat the heat.

"It's really hot out here it's awesome at night though it's good experience all the camps come out," Daly said.

Even the Aggie women's soccer team stopped by dropping off pizza for the football fans.

But this year camping out won't mean better seats.

"The system started messing up so they are going back to just random assortment of seating so it really doesn't matter like groups. It's just I guess it's just for the fun of it now," said Kathy Quigley, a Texas A&M Sophomore.

Senior Jacob Woelmer is disappointed his group won't be camping out.

"Well with the new rules they're not giving priority seats to campers so they pretty much said there's no point in camping," said Woelmer.

But looking forward to the SEC leaving the Longhorns and Big 12 rivalries behind.

"It's new everything lose all the old but you know gotta happen sometime," said Michael Kasbarian, a Texas A&M Junior.

This year 128 more sports pass seats were set aside for students.

Texas A&M has the largest student allotment of any college with 30,284 seats set aside.

The box office opens Monday at 7 A.M.

We're told camping out will only bring better seats for people pulling group tickets on the third deck.

Season tickets for general admission sold out in March, while student sports passes sold out almost two weeks ago.

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