Tailgating Mania Coming To Aggieland This Weekend

It'll be tailgating mania before, during, and after the Aggies and Tigers butt heads on Saturday.

News 3 found the frenzy it's causing for local businesses, as last minute tailgate and watch party plans come together.

Partying during football season is a college tradition and get ready for a madhouse Saturday in Aggieland.

Redtail Rental is a place to find all kinds of equipment.

But it's also a stop for tailgaters too.

Manager Adam Blouch says seven of their generators are rented out this weekend.

But that's not all. They even have three rental TVs and satellite dishes for a portable tailgating package.

"Hopefully next year we'll double that," Blouch said.

Just across the street at Party Time Rentals, calls are still coming in for last minute tailgate rentals. Tents, chairs, even dozens of margarita machines will entertain Aggie Football and LSU Tiger Fans in style.

"We have one in particular that's seating 1,800 people for a tailgate so it's been a marvelous week but it's been a busy week too," said General Manager Sylvia Norton.

Norton showed us tons of tents that were being cleaned and prepared for the weekend with crews already setting up.

"Of course we are hoping that the Aggies win," she added.

Here at Spence Park fans are already camping out to claim their spot for what's expected to be the biggest tailgate of the season.

You could say 72-year-old Edgar Hoch and and friend Gloria Hayden have seniority over the handfull of people waiting for the go signal on Friday to claim tailgating spots.

"We've been here in this spot for the last 18 years and we've been tailgating here come this end of the stadium for 35 years, so we just kind of think that this is our spot," said Hoch, a member of the Texas A&M Class of 1962.

"With a sold out Kyle Field we're still expecting 30,000 to 50,000 people that will come in to town just to tailgate, celebrate in the environment," said Neil Peltier, Texas A&M Assistant Director of Tailgating.

A lot of work but also a lot of fun for a football weekend people can't wait to celebrate.

Tailgating fans at Spence Park will be able to start setting up tents and chairs at noon Friday, and it's first-come, first-served.

Meanwhile reserved tailgating can be found at the Simpson Drill field and Duncan Drill Field.

We have more on parking and tailgating options for the game at the following link:

http://tailgating.tamu.edu/index.html


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