In Boone, North Carolina, the Appalachian State Mountaineers play their football games in beautiful Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Mountaineers venue is rated as one of college football’s best stadiums by websites dedicated to rating such venues. Kidd Brewer is home to one of college football best up-and-coming programs in App State. After being wildly successful in FCS in the previous decade winning two national championships and pulling off one of college football’s greatest upsets by beating a top five ranked Michigan Wolverines team in 2017 at “The Big House,” App Stare now moves up into FBS and the Sun Belt Conference in 2015.
The Mountaineers boast of one of college football’s most passionate student fan bases. These students stream into Kidd Brewer Stadium two-hours before kickoff to claim their seats. They are loud and they are proud to be in Black and Gold and cheering on the Mountaineers.
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Set in the mountains at over 3300 feet above sea level, the stadium is the highest east of the Mississippi. The Mountain View in the background is fantastic, making this one of college football’s most scenic views. Concessions have nearly tripled since the Mountaineers began winning FCS National Championships in 2005. Now you can find plenty to eat including Papa John’s pizzas and Pepsi products, but these are still at small college venue prices.
The team is one of college football’s most exciting as well. They will be trying to secure a spot in one of five Sun Belt Conference Bowl games in some of college football’s best bowl cities such as Orlando, New Orleans and Mobile. New to the Sun Belt bowl slate is a game at the University of Texas in Austin, one of college football’s most tradition rich atmospheres and Montgomery, Alabama.
Kidd Brewer Stadium opened in 1962. It holds a little over 24,000 fans on bleacher style aluminum benches. Many of the team’s games are played at night giving this the atmosphere of a really big high school game. There are no bad seats in the house. Kidd Brewer is a perfect place to take the kids and have them watch a great football game while pigging out on hot dogs and pizza. This game will really take you back to your younger days when you were either playing high school football or in the stands watching you friends play in the marching band while you hung out and cheered on your school.
After visiting Kidd Brewer Stadium for a great football game, then visit the local Woodlands BBQ for some delicious food and beer.
This season’s schedule includes Howard, Wyoming, Georgia Southern, Troy, Arkansas State, and Louisiana-Lafayette. Georgia Southern and the Ragin Cajuns promise to be great games as they are likely two of the favorites to win the Sun Belt championship. You will want to get your tickets for these games early as they will sell out quickly.
Don’t miss out on one of the best venues and crowds in college football and come see an up-and-coming program before everyone in North Carolina jumps on the bandwagon! Get your tickets today.
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