Texas A&M is one of the true epicenters of college football with an unrivaled match atmosphere. A College Football Saturday at College Station has long been one of the most electric and unique settings in all of sports. But this year could go up several notches. And then some.
Because this is the first season after the lifting of COVID capacity restrictions at Kyle Field, one of the largest stadiums in the whole country (102,733 seats). The first season of Jimbo Fisher’s tenure as the Aggies enter the Top 10 (A&M is No. 6 in the AP poll) ranked season in the nation.
“I’ve been to a lot of top stadiums in my college football career, but the atmosphere here at Kyle Field with the 12th man is second to none,” said Fisher.
It promises to be a one of a kind college football season at College Station. And one of the best places to experience it will be at Century Square, Midway’s pioneering mixed-use development right across from the university. Century Square is going all out into this season of Aggie football.
Century Square will host a special Biergarten every weekend in the fall with some of the best restaurants close at hand and a free shuttle to Kyle Field on game days. There’s the celebration of football – and then there’s the transformation of every football weekend into a three-day boon of food, fun and music. Century Square is doing it, starting this Friday night, September 3 with the Fisher team opening their season on Saturday, September 4 at 7 p.m. against Kent State.
You can enjoy the Biergarten every fall weekend, whether Texas A&M is playing at home or away. To kick things up, for some away games, Century Square will be hosting a Six Huge Flat Screen TVs on The Green.
In other words, you might just have found your most reliable fall weekend plans.
Cold beer, the outdoors and family fun
Whether you’re watching the Aggies at Kyle Field and looking for a hangout before or after the game (or both), or just want to watch this Top 10 team on TV with other Texas A&M fanatics, Century Square is calling.
This mecca of dining, shopping, and entertainment is one of College Station’s liveliest places for any type of weekend. With everything from PORTERS steakhouse and famous Lucchesse bootmaker to Orangetheory Fitness and Velvet Taco (and more), this mixed-use center has something for everyone. This frequently includes live music with its Front Porch stage setup.
At the heart of the property, Century Square will host a Biergarten every weekend.
This means Century Square’s large lawn nicknamed The Green is landscaped with picnic tables, the surrounding restaurants and bars sell frozen beers, and all the restaurants in the center have some serious bites. Did I mention the free parking? Yes, you can park for free in the Century Square parking lot and take a free shuttle to and from Kyle Field on game day.
It’s called replacing waiting in traffic for fun.
There’s also live music by Texan artists at the Front Porch every Friday night and Saturday in the fall (start times changing depending on the kickoff of the week).
College football weekends are precious in College Station – and Century Square is certainly doing its part to add to the festivities. These beer garden weekends are pet and kid friendly business, completely free, with shaded picnic tables available on a first come, first served basis.
For those looking to make sure they can arrive early – and stay as late as they want – Century Square has two hotels that are some of Texas’ most distinctive stays. The Georges is hip enough to make it his home in Austin, but it truly is a College Station spot with luxury bedding, an outdoor pool, and lots of interesting touches (including a giant Texas flag wall made up of backs of books). The neighboring Cavalry Court hotel is a fun, modern take on the old motor motels of yesteryear. Only, it’s much more comfortable and full of outdoor spaces to relax before or after an A&M game.
With Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Sweet Paris, PORTERS, Mo’s Irish Bar, 1791 Whiskey Bar, The Canteen, Zoe’s Kitchen, Piada Italian Grill, Velvet Taco and MESS Waffles, just a few of the restaurants that are within walking distance, Century Square is a place where you can easily and conveniently eat well and refuel. That’s no small bonus on busy fall football weekends.
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You are at College Station. A lot of Aggie would tell you things are different here. Including the football coach who brought back inordinate expectations.
“Everything about Texas A&M and everything about the people here is really about family, tradition and selflessness,” Fisher said.
In many ways, Texas A&M football is built on traditions. Spending part of the day playing in Century Square, visiting an ephemeral Biergarten, becomes quite another for some. It’s a fun time to be at College Station. For a football season like no other.
To learn more about Century Square and the rest of the Midway neighborhoods in Texas, check out his new Neighborhood website. You’ll get more interesting stories, breaking news, and glimpses of what’s to come.