George Strait at Kyle Field sets record for largest ticketed show in US history

The King of Country Music had a fitting palace in the shape of Kyle Field for last night's concert—and as it turned out, it was a record-breaking crowd.
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George Strait draws record-setting crowd to Kyle Field for last night's concert

It's a well-worn adage that everything's bigger in Texas—and that is only even more true when it comes to Texas A&M. Even so, I don't think anyone quite expected the record that was just set last night.

When it was announced that George Strait would be playing Kyle Field, tickets began to go quickly. On the back end of his career, there was no guarantee that the King of Country Music would be making his way through this area of the world to play a show again—and especially not at a venue quite this big.

For that reason, it was no surprise that the venue began to fill quickly. Once the show began, though, people began to wonder... did George stand a chance of setting the attendance record at Kyle Field?

Set back in 2014 mid-renovations against Ole Miss, Kyle Field has shrunk in capacity since that time due to adding boxes and suites. However, with seating being available on the field level, it looked like the crowd may just have enough people to break that record.

When the numbers came out, however, it wasn't just that record that he had broken. It was revealed that Strait had just played in front of the largest ticketed crowd in the history of the United States of America. Talk about an accomplishment!

This couldn't have been done anywhere else. Aggies have a special appreciation for George Strait, as his son is a graduate of the university, and his music is still popular among alumni and students. No better place to set a record like this one. Congrats, George!