UPDATES - 7/30/12
Commercial participants should arrive wearing their favorite Aggie apparel and be prepared to show the ESPN College GameDay cast a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Midnight Yell Practice! Water and a snack will be provided.
ESPN talent confirmed to appear in the commercial includes Kirk Herbstriet, Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, Tom Rinaldi and Samantha Steele.
Come ready to tweet and update your friends about the commercial filming!
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UPDATES - 7/25/12
Commercial participants should enter Kyle Field through Gate 9, which will open at 7 p.m. No public access will be allowed at other gates. View a map of Kyle Field here.
Parking for the commercial will be FREE in Lots 62 and 61 beginning at 5 p.m. on July 31. Visit transport.tamu.edu for more details.
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Texas A&M University’s victory in ESPN’s 2012 GameDay Vote contest in early May enlisted the help of thousands of supporters across the nation. Now, it’s time for Texas A&M to thank those supporters in a big way.
ESPN College GameDay will be filming one of its national commercials on Tuesday, July 31, at Texas A&M — and Aggie fans of all ages are invited to participate. The commercial will be aired throughout the upcoming fall football season.
An open call for Texas A&M fans interested in participating in the commercial will be held at 7 p.m. on the East Side of Kyle Field. Filming is expected to conclude around 1 a.m. For updates on the open call requirements, please check the casting updates that will be added to this posting. Only accompanied minors will be allowed to participate.
“This is an incredible opportunity to welcome the crew of ESPN to Aggieland and represent Texas A&M and the SEC in the GameDay commercial,” said Jason Cook, Texas A&M vice president for marketing and communications.
Texas A&M’s contest win came after an aggressive voting campaign that lasted for 10 days. Aggies flocked to social media and online forums such as TexAgs.com to encourage the voting effort throughout the final hours of the contest, rallying the support of Texas Governor and Texas A&M former student Rick Perry, ABC’s Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez, former Texas A&M football player NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Von Miller, Texas Monthly magazine and more.
Perhaps most telling was the support Texas A&M gained from members institutions of the Southeastern Conference, the university’s new conference home. Hundreds of fans from SEC schools united to vote for Texas A&M, giving its newest member the crucial last-minute votes that elevated it into first place over the University of Nebraska of the Big 10 Conference.
Texas A&M’s GameDay vote effort was led by the university’s Division of Marketing & Communications.