Fall is now in full swing and that can only mean one thing. It’s football season in Texas.

Ask any local and they’ll tell you that you haven’t truly lived until you’ve experienced football in Texas. Whether you’re watching under the Friday Night Lights at a local high school game or joining 100,000 other fans at a Longhorns college game- you are sure to experience football in an unforgettable way.

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the football games.

Welcome to the burnt orange nation. Here we are exploring the excitement of a Texas Longhorns game, courtesy of Travis Harms. Travis is a TeligentIP channel manager based in Austin and a diehard Longhorns fan. He knows firsthand that attending one of these games and listening to 100,000 other people yelling “Texas Fight” together is an experience one could never forget.  Fans attending the game can expect to see a marching band, cheer, and pom spirit groups.  Fans will also see the largest live mascot in college football, the world’s largest Texas flag and an actual cannon going off multiple times. Can’t beat that!

Don’t forget the tailgating.

No Longhorn game would be complete without the time-honored tradition of tailgating. Stop by the parking lots of University of Texas for street-party-style tailgating where you’re sure to find the alluring smell of smoked meat, people tending to their barbeques between tossing a football with friends… sometimes all as early as 7am on gameday. Or you can grab your boots and head on over to the Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium for the ultimate tailgate party. Here, local fans, students, and businesses show up early to plant their flag for a long day of drinks, food, and football. Don’t forget your koozie, lawn chair, and appetite because its going to be a long day filled with delicious food, drinks, and fun.

Have you ever been to a Texas-style football game? What was your favorite part?


Thanks for joining us on our Teligent Travels series this week in Austin! Be sure to check back with us next week as we continue our exploration. If you missed last week, we were in Salt Lake City exploring Temple Square, read more about it here.

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