For My Aggie Friends – Kyle Field

Most of my really close friends know that I basically have no interest in football. I don’t mind photographing sporting events, but keeping up with teams, players, and statistics just isn’t for me. However, after moving to College Station, I sure have heard from a lot more of my Aggie friends.

In mid-October, the Texas A&M football team suited up against the Rebels from Ole Miss. College Station, TX is a college town and the influx of people on game days makes traffic a nightmare.

However, what many people don’t realize, is that during a football game, the ambiance outside of Kyle Field is pretty great. There is no traffic to deal with. Those not at the game are glued to the TV.

During this particular game, I decided to drive around the stadium with my camera in-hand. This photo of Kyle Field happened to be my favorite shot from the evening. Little did I know how much it would mean to Aggies a few months later. On December 17, 2014, that side of the stadium was imploded to make way for further redevelopment of Kyle Field.

The photo I took of the west side in October also happened to be the game where Texas A&M broke an all-time SEC attendance record. 110,633 people according to While I really enjoy the picture, it doesn’t carry very much sentimental value. However, I know that’s not the case for everyone.