Fans of the LSU Tigers are only a download away from improving their football gameday experience at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field this Saturday.
In response to the Kyle Field expansion that has increased crowd capacity by more than 25 percent, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp commissioned the Kyle Field Transportation Plan to help fans get to and from the game as safely as possible and improve the overall game weekend experience.
“Our team at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) has created traffic plans for many big projects on an international scale and I am happy to have them lending their expertise here at home. We want to improve the overall game day experience every year, if possible, and this will be a big step forward in 2014 and again, in 2015,” said Chancellor Sharp.
Visitors can find the transportation plan by downloading the Destination Aggieland app before they travel to College Station. The free app includes maps, traffic and parking information, shuttle bus routes, gameday events and a robust guide to local dining and entertainment venues.
“Our goal in Texas A&M Athletics is to ensure that our visiting fans have the most outstanding gameday experience they have ever had and want to return to Aggieland as often as they can,” said Jason Cook, senior associate athletics director for external affairs. “Part of that experience is convenience. The Destination Aggieland app provides a one-stop location to plan your gameday weekend from the convenience of your smart phone.”
According to TTI Senior Research Engineer Tim Lomax, who is leading the project, the app is expected to streamline the entire game day process for football game attendees. He said the app is most beneficial when combined with pre-game planning.
“Our visitors will enjoy an even better weekend experience if they download the app a few days before they come to Aggieland and explore their travel options,” said Lomax. “Even though we are adding more capacity, we are not adding roadways around the stadium. Therefore it’s important for our out-of-town guests to plan ahead with this app to avoid frustrating delays. Once they get to College Station, there are more gameday shuttle bus options than in previous years as well.”
The Destination Aggieland app is free in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, and available for download at gameday.12thMan.com or through the university’s iPhone app, TAMUmobile at the Gameday link.
Traffic maps, screen shots from the app and additional background material are available at tti.tamu.edu/media-resources.
For more information
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
ph. (979) 862-3763
Texas A&M University System
Chief Business Development Officer
ph. (979) 458-6001