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Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by Aggie_CEE » January 8th, 2019, 3:09 pm

Beginning my early planning to attend one of our games back east. My original thought was to go to SEC country and visit New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Has anyone attended a game in Tiger Stadium?

Other options I'm considering are the Wake Forest or possibly staying closer and heading to San Diego. Any thoughts?



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by taniataylor » January 8th, 2019, 3:10 pm

Aggie_CEE wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Beginning my early planning to attend one of our games back east. My original thought was to go to SEC country and visit New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Has anyone attended a game in Tiger Stadium?

Other options I'm considering are the Wake Forest or possibly staying closer and heading to San Diego. Any thoughts?
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Post by WannabeAgAlum » January 8th, 2019, 3:42 pm

I'm thinking about going to the LSU game too. Never been to a "big time" college football stadium so that seems to be the only option on the schedule that would accomplish that.



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by ViAggie » January 8th, 2019, 4:05 pm

SDSU will be my home game. I'd love to return to NO for the LSU game in the Superdome!


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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by USUBlue » January 8th, 2019, 4:15 pm

WannabeAgAlum wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 3:42 pm
I'm thinking about going to the LSU game too. Never been to a "big time" college football stadium so that seems to be the only option on the schedule that would accomplish that.
I am planning on going to the LSU game with my son.
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Post by donlarson8 » January 8th, 2019, 6:08 pm

ViAggie wrote:SDSU will be my home game. I'd love to return to NO for the LSU game in the Superdome!
Wait, we’re playing them in New Orleans?


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Post by donlarson8 » January 8th, 2019, 6:08 pm

I’m planning on going to the Wake Forest game.


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Post by ThunderAggie » January 8th, 2019, 6:17 pm

donlarson8 wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:08 pm
ViAggie wrote:SDSU will be my home game. I'd love to return to NO for the LSU game in the Superdome!
Wait, we’re playing them in New Orleans?


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I may be going to the LSU game. No, we play them @ Tiger Stadium....not the superdome in NO. But I wish!



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by papaj » January 8th, 2019, 6:29 pm

My wife and I will be at the Wake Forest game for sure. More likely than not that we also make it to the LSU game.


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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by MrBiggle » January 8th, 2019, 7:42 pm

I may make a trip for the LSU game as well. My brother lives in Clinton and offered to let me stay there.


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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by LKGates » January 8th, 2019, 8:39 pm

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. I'd be tempted to go to the LSU game so I could justify a side trip to the Big Easy. A perfect night is dinner at the Gumbo Shop, just to the side of the cathedral on Jackson Square. Then, a stroll across the square for beignets at Café du Monde. Finally, a leisurely walk on the Moon Walk to Preservation Hall, sit on the floor and listen to the best jazz ever.

Winston-Salem is also beautiful, and the Wake Forest campus is gorgeous. I once interviewed for a faculty job there. Really, I'd go to either place in a heartbeat.


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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by YoungBloodAggie » January 9th, 2019, 6:16 am

The YoungBlood clan will be in New Orleans and then Baton Rouge for the game against LSU. They are only 1.5 hours apart and I've never been to either so I'm looking forward to it.

Other potentials for me include UNM (probably not though), SDSU, AFA (assuming it is not the weekend of Thanksgiving), and Wake Forest.


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Post by AndroidAggie » January 9th, 2019, 7:42 am

I'll be at the WF game. Potentially with my brood of belligerent little Aggies.



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Post by GA_Aggie » January 9th, 2019, 8:10 am

We went to the WF game in 2017. It was fun, but less of a big-time game atmosphere. I'm hoping to make it to the LSU game to see the boys and experience an SEC game atmosphere.



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by OKAggie » January 9th, 2019, 9:12 am

YoungBloodAggie wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 6:16 am
The YoungBlood clan will be in New Orleans and then Baton Rouge for the game against LSU. They are only 1.5 hours apart and I've never been to either so I'm looking forward to it.

Other potentials for me include UNM (probably not though), SDSU, AFA (assuming it is not the weekend of Thanksgiving), and Wake Forest.
What about OldBlood? He needs to come too, along with AgMac, AgMac Sr, 918AGG, and anyone else off the tree.


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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by FloridaAggie13 » January 9th, 2019, 9:21 am

LKGates wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 8:39 pm
New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. I'd be tempted to go to the LSU game so I could justify a side trip to the Big Easy. A perfect night is dinner at the Gumbo Shop, just to the side of the cathedral on Jackson Square. Then, a stroll across the square for beignets at Café du Monde. Finally, a leisurely walk on the Moon Walk to Preservation Hall, sit on the floor and listen to the best jazz ever.

Winston-Salem is also beautiful, and the Wake Forest campus is gorgeous. I once interviewed for a faculty job there. Really, I'd go to either place in a heartbeat.
The Gumbo Shop is fantastic! I was just there last month. Great food.



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by ChicAggie » January 9th, 2019, 10:06 am

I booked hotels in both Baton Rouge and Winston-Salem when the schedule came out. Not sure I'll actually make it to either game, but would really like to go to both. If I have to choose one, it will be LSU. One of my sisters used to live in NOLA, and I love that city. Plan to get back down to Mardi Gras this year as well. On a guys trip a year ago, my buddies and I went to Jazz Fest and rented a "party bus" to go up to an LSU baseball game. The friend who organized the trip managed to secure a tour of the LSU athletic facilities while we were there. EXTREMELY impressive. I also managed to get a private tour of the new Vikings training facilities in Eagan, MN during training camp this past year, and LSU's facilities were nearly as impressive. Must be nice to have annual athletic revenues in the $150M range.


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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by YoungBloodAggie » January 9th, 2019, 1:22 pm

OKAggie wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 9:12 am
YoungBloodAggie wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 6:16 am
The YoungBlood clan will be in New Orleans and then Baton Rouge for the game against LSU. They are only 1.5 hours apart and I've never been to either so I'm looking forward to it.

Other potentials for me include UNM (probably not though), SDSU, AFA (assuming it is not the weekend of Thanksgiving), and Wake Forest.
What about OldBlood? He needs to come too, along with AgMac, AgMac Sr, 918AGG, and anyone else off the tree.
MiddleAgedBlood (but getting to be OldBlood) is very interested in the LSU game. I think depending on the time of year, he could also be convinced to do AFA. SDSU could be the easiest of all, if we can schedule a Disneyland trip around it. Wake Forest is probably a no.

I suspect any game that MiddleAgedBlood attends, we could convince the rest of the tree to attend.


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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by BigBlueDart » January 10th, 2019, 7:26 pm

I won't be able to pull off a long distance trip next year, but I could maybe justify the AF game along with a visit to my sister in Colorado Springs.



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Post by WannabeAgAlum » January 10th, 2019, 8:48 pm

USUBlue wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 4:15 pm
WannabeAgAlum wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 3:42 pm
I'm thinking about going to the LSU game too. Never been to a "big time" college football stadium so that seems to be the only option on the schedule that would accomplish that.
I am planning no going to the LSU game with my son.
Sweet. I'll likely be taking my son too. These are the times.



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by treesap32 » January 15th, 2019, 11:20 am

I plan on attending both the Wake Forest and LSU games.



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Post by YoungBloodAggie » January 15th, 2019, 7:08 pm

treesap32 wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 11:20 am
I plan on attending both the Wake Forest and LSU games.
Finally we can get together and have meaningless sports arguments in person.


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Post by 918AGG » January 16th, 2019, 9:03 am

I'm excited for LSU! This will make the 5th money game that I'll be able to attend. It'll be interesting to see where the LSU gameday scene ranks among the other 4: Tennessee > A&M > OU > Wisconsin >>> CSU Homecoming 2016 > AFA >>> New Mexico Bowl 2018 >> CSU 2018


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Post by treesap32 » January 16th, 2019, 2:44 pm

YoungBloodAggie wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 7:08 pm
treesap32 wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 11:20 am
I plan on attending both the Wake Forest and LSU games.
Finally we can get together and have meaningless sports arguments in person.
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Post by treesap32 » January 16th, 2019, 2:47 pm

Money games I've attended (ranked by favorite atmosphere to least favorite)

Auburn > Tennessee > Washington > Wisconsin > Michigan State > USC > Wake Forest (ok not really a money game... but still)

I'm guessing LSU will be top 3.



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by slcagg » January 16th, 2019, 2:53 pm

treesap32 wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Money games I've attended (ranked by favorite atmosphere to least favorite)

Auburn > Tennessee > Washington > Wisconsin > Michigan State > USC > Wake Forest (ok not really a money game... but still)

I'm guessing LSU will be top 3.
Surprised you put Washington ahead of Wisconsin and even Michigan st. Unless tailgating was better.
And LSU will easily be top 3. Nothing like the sec.



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Post by treesap32 » January 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm

slcagg wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 2:53 pm
treesap32 wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Money games I've attended (ranked by favorite atmosphere to least favorite)

Auburn > Tennessee > Washington > Wisconsin > Michigan State > USC > Wake Forest (ok not really a money game... but still)

I'm guessing LSU will be top 3.
Surprised you put Washington ahead of Wisconsin and even Michigan st. Unless tailgating was better.
And LSU will easily be top 3. Nothing like the sec.
I did the Sailgate at Washington. The stadium is incredibly beautiful on the Water. That's why I ranked them so high.

Wiscy would've been higher but their fans were kind of dicks.

Auburn = far and away best and most hospitable fans / tailgate / live flying eagle / chuckie's coming out party / National Championship Trophy brought out at halftime / cool statues and tributes to some of my favorite players (Frank Thomas / Bo Jackson / Sir Charles) / Cool traditions after the game etc.

Tennessee = Insane tailgate / whole campus buy-in / cool location on the river / some fans hospitable others dicks / incredibly impressive stadium

Washington = awesome Sailgate experience / incredibly beautiful stadium on the water. Didn't interact much with the fans that game.

Wiscy = Awesome stadium and tailgate / Cool Jump Around tradition / fans were mostly dicks.

Michigan state = very impressive stadium / good tailgate but not to the Tennessee or Auburn standard

USC = Stadium with lots of tradition but it's pretty much a dump / Good tailgating and fan support / Fans were OK.

Wake Forest = Beautiful Campus and Stadium / Smaller scale than the others / Football tradition nowhere near the others.



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by ChicAggie » January 17th, 2019, 8:33 am

treesap32 wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm
I did the Sailgate at Washington. The stadium is incredibly beautiful on the Water. That's why I ranked them so high.
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Post by Aggie84025 » January 17th, 2019, 9:33 am

For me this is how I rank money games I attended.

Texas A&M- awesome atmosphere, fans were great.
Oklahoma
Michigan State- great game that we could have won.
Washington- prettiest setting in football in my opinion.
USC
Tennessee- fans were not that hospitable and hearing rocky top 45 times during the game was unbearable.
Wisconsin- awesome atmosphere, but there fans were douches.
Wake Forest- Not a money game, but it was a fun trip. The game was terrible though.

I would really love to see aggies schedule a money game with Oregon. I would love to attend a game at Autzen Stadium.



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Post by BigBlueDart » January 17th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Here's how I'd rank the money games I've gone to:

Auburn



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Post by treesap32 » January 17th, 2019, 9:20 pm

BigBlueDart wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Here's how I'd rank the money games I've gone to:

Auburn
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Post by Floppy Hat » January 24th, 2019, 9:51 am

Here is a decent flight deal for the Wake Forest game that popped up today.

Round trip Salt Lake to Columbia, South Carolina (3 hour drive from Wake Forest)
Leaving Tuesday (8/27) and returning Saturday (8/31)
$255 on American
$258 on Delta

https://www.google.com/flights?hl=en#fl ... 1;sd:1;t:f


Trying to decide if I should hold out for something cheaper/closer to Wake Forest...



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Post by treesap32 » January 24th, 2019, 11:11 am

Floppy Hat wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 9:51 am
Here is a decent flight deal for the Wake Forest game that popped up today.

Round trip Salt Lake to Columbia, South Carolina (3 hour drive from Wake Forest)
Leaving Tuesday (8/27) and returning Saturday (8/31)
$255 on American
$258 on Delta

https://www.google.com/flights?hl=en#fl ... 1;sd:1;t:f


Trying to decide if I should hold out for something cheaper/closer to Wake Forest...
I live on the east coast and that seems like a pretty great deal to me.



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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by GeoAg » January 24th, 2019, 2:42 pm

Planning on LSU and San Diego this year. Glad SDSU is getting a new stadium...such a nice city...such a dump of a stadium


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Re: Travel plans for 2019 away games

Post by superheroboy » January 24th, 2019, 2:43 pm

Working on the missus to do LSU as our 15th-anniversary trip. We've always wanted to spend some time in the Big Easy.



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