Aggie Football Season Tickets Sell Out, Kyle Could Get Bigger

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

The buzz over Aggie football is reaching a fever pitch, especially now that season tickets are sold out.

"This is huge. It really is," said Jeff Schmahl Senior Associate Athletic Director for Texas A&M.

Schmahl says this is the fastest that Kyle Field has filled up for football season.

"That's what the big time programs do," said Schmahl.

The amount of season tickets sold and the fact they sold so quickly will change how fans go about getting tickets for Aggie football games.

"In terms of our ticket window being open and being able to walk up and buying tickets, it's not going to happen," said Schmahl.

With SEC schools Florida, Arkansas, and LSU getting a bigger allotment of tickets with 6,000 tickets each, space is at a premium this season at Kyle Field. Second hand markets like Stub Hub will be the norm for fans without season tickets to get into the games.

"This really shows that we are ready to compete in the SEC," said Schmahl.

"As soon as we heard it was up, we went online immediately for tickets to make sure we had them for the inaugural season in the SEC."

Gary Flenniken has been a season ticket holder for 10 years and he didn't waste any time making sure he was ticketed for 2012. Even if it did cost him a few hundred more dollars.

"It didn't seem like an excessive jump, especially when you look at the talent that is going to play on our field. It's going to be a great thing," said Flenniken.

With such high demand for A&M football tickets, the talks about a new stadium are now not only heating up but also getting a little grander.

"Our plans are likely to be bigger now that we see interest is growing all the more in Texas A&M football," said Schmahl

But it will be some time before plans or options are unveiled for the future of Kyle Field.

"The university administration is really running with that ball and there is research that is being done. They're being very, very thorough and getting a lot of information from a lot of different folks," said Schmahl

For now, Kyle Field will have to do as over 83,000 fans are expected at each and every game.

Also on Wednesday, Texas A&M's waiver request to allow students to sit within the first 25 rows between the 30-yard lines has been denied by the SEC.

That means the Aggie band will have to move a few sections north and students in those sections will be moved to the south end zone.

According to Alan Cannon, the Associate Athletic Director of Media Relations for Texas A&M, the change will not open up any more season tickets.

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