How to navigate TAMU traffic on game day Thursday

TAMU Student Section


By Melissa Maraj

Published: August 30, 2018

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) – As Texas A&M University prepares to kick off the 2018 football season with a Thursday night matchup against Northwestern State on August 30, Texas A&M Transportation Services has laid out a comprehensive plan designed to help fans navigate campus safely and efficiently.

“This year Texas A&M will host a Thursday football game, which means the university will host two typical days in one: regular classes and football game day,” Transportation Services Associate Vice President Peter Lange said. “Since this will not be a normal kick off to the season, we ask the community to be flexible, plan ahead and know their options.”

As Transportation Services kicks off their game day operations plan, the community is asked to prepare for the increased traffic resulting from the hundreds of thousands expected to gather at Kyle Field throughout the football season. Football fans visiting the Texas A&M campus this season are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the following services and resources available for the 2018 football season.

Things will be different on this day, so Transportation Services asks that fans plan ahead and know their options.

Game day parking on Aug. 30 starts at 3:30 p.m. The only available cash parking is $20 in Research Park or on Agronomy Road. For fans wanting to arrive earlier than 3:30 p.m., $20 parking will be available in Fan Field all day.

TFree bus service (on-campus, off-campus and game day shuttles from Downtown Bryan and Momentum Plaza) will be running for Football Thursday, but many routes and schedules have been altered. Visit for route-specific information.

Free parking is available for students, faculty and staff who have a university permit at Fan Field in Research Park with enhanced shuttle service on Aug. 30.

Rideshare and Taxi Services will be available for pick up and drop off before, during and after the football game in Lot 30e and curbside at three other locations.

Uber and Lyft will both be offering discounts for fans that are dropped off within the designated boundaries around the Texas A&M University main campus. Uber is the preferred ride of Texas A&M Athletics.

  • Uber: $10 off two rides | promo code: TAMU10
  • Lyft: 50% off two rides | promo code: FBTHURSDAY
  • Note: These codes will ONLY be valid beginning Thursday, Aug. 30 from midnight to Friday, Sept. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Football Thursday Tailgating supplies may be dropped off on Wed., Aug. 29 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is no parking in surrounding 12th Man lots for dropping off supplies or for tailgating until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. For those wishing to tailgate sooner than 3:30 p.m., parking is available in Fan Field all day for $20.There will be no horn blow or land rush for tailgate setup.

Visit for more information about Football Thursday and download the Destination Aggieland app, or visit the frequently asked questions section.

For additional questions or information not addressed by the website, you can send an inquiry to

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