The Texas A&M football season is about to begin and a local sportswear company has a unique way to travel to away games.
Aggieland Outfitters is ready for a road trip, and its newly tricked-out RV will be perfect for showcasing The 12th Man at away games in the inaugural season for A&M in the Southeastern Conference, reports KBTX.com.
Who doesn’t want to travel to Ole Miss to tailgate at The Grove this fall?
How awesome will it be to experience game day at Auburn and Alabama?
And just how loud are the cowbells at Mississippi State?
Aggieland Outfitters is about to find out!
Aggieland Outfitters recently unveiled plans for the Aggieland Outfitters Road Trip, which plans to travel to every road game this season, bringing the sights and sounds of life on the road.
Want to know where to eat when you travel to the great Southeast? Where to grab a cold beverage before the game in Tuscaloosa?
Aggieland Outfitters will take you there. Get set for a little “Aggie tailgating” too.
The bus features a photo of Aggies tailgating before a game at Kyle Field, cooking burgers, playing with the dog, talking a little smack, and just having a good time.
The other side of the decked-out RV features a full length photo of Aggieland Outfitters’ most visited location on George Bush Drive.
Fans that spot the bus can see the contact information on the back.
This RV is for company staff and guests, but they’ll be handing out goodies as they tailgate at the road games.
“We’re looking forward to it,” said Aggieland Outfitters Marketing Director Dallas Shipp.
“Everybody talks about tailgating at the Grove. You know, obviously hanging out at Auburn and Alabama and Mississippi State. I mean it’s going to be some great trips. And even SMU and Louisiana Tech games, we’re going take it to every game. We will have t-shirts and koozies we can give away at the tailgate, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
The company has been working hard on the bus for several months, and hopes that it will be something Aggies get excited to see on the road, Shipp added.
“We just thought that it would be a great way to travel to all of the games on the road this year, and also take a little piece of Aggieland.
“Not only will it be a great opportunity for us to personally check out the other SEC cities, but we’ll be posting regularly with pictures, videos, and stories from the road. It seems like every Aggie wants to go to these venues, so for those who can’t make it, we’ll try to bring as much of the action to life online for those back home in Texas.”
The first run for the Aggieland billboard on wheels was scheduled for Shreveport, Louisiana for the season opener against Louisiana Tech on Thursday, August 30.
Because of concerns surrounding the effects of Hurricane Isaac, Louisiana Tech officials announced Tuesday, August 28 that they have postponed the season opener against Texas A&M until October 13.
Aggieland Outfitters began with a young Aggie’s struggle to support himself through school in the late 1980s. He found that he could design and sell T-shirts to Aggie fans on campus and thus began what has grown into a flourishing retail operation in Aggieland.
Following his graduation from Texas A&M in 1991, he and his wife (fellow Aggie, class of 1990) opened an Aggie T-shirt store in Post Oak Mall in College Station called Inspirations—a store that is as popular with Aggies of all ages today as it was when it first opened nearly twenty years ago.
Fans can follow the Aggieland Outfitters Road Trip online through Aggieland Outfitters’ various social media channels, as well as AggielandOutfitters.com/blog.
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