COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Football fans emerge in Aggieland in Force as Auburn comes into town at No. 12 to battle the 13th Texas A&M.
The game is also sold out at Kyle Field.
For the local economy, this also means more than $ 10 million in economic activity, according to tourism experts.
Business in stores like The Warehouse at CC Creations was brisk on Friday afternoon.
“We were down here two weekends ago for the South Carolina game, the Alabama game. I’m just trying to play football for a month, so to speak, ”said Ronald Luker, a former Texas A&M student.
He drove his wife seven hours from their home near Lubbock to spend the weekend here.
“We’re here to get some long sleeved T-shirts for the cold weather. I think the 12th man will wear them and we will win, ”he said while shopping.
“We wish all of our local businesses the same luck as they did on game day and I am sure they will be swallowed up in the restaurants and various restaurants and establishments. We are excited about it and know that there is a lot of traffic here, ”said Mark Munguia, Vice President Retail Sales at CC Creations.
College Station Sports Manager Dominique Powell tells us that soccer fans are pouring millions of dollars into the community.
“Whenever Kyle Field is sold out, it’s a big weekend for our economy. We expect a lot of people to come and not even go to the game, just hang out in our community and spend that money, ”said Powell.
For Luker, it’s a weekend full of food, aggie athletics and aggie merchandise.
“I’m going to eat at Fuego. Then we’ll go to the volleyball game tonight and the soccer game tomorrow, ”he said.
The Hooey Yell Fest begins on Friday at 8 p.m. in the Zone Plaza. Texas country artist Randall King is the headliner.
The game against Auburn is on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. here on KBTX.
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