Aggie fans camp outside Spectrum awaiting BYU game

About 10 tents lined the outside of the Spectrum as of 5 p.m. Tuesday. The tents housed Aggie fans who camped overnight to get front-row seats for Wednesday night’s USU vs. Brigham Young University basketball game.”I about died when I saw how many tents were up when I got here,” said Ry Bay, broadcast journalism sophomore and die-hard Aggie fan.Bay said he arrived at the Spectrum around 2 p.m. Tuesday in order to snag his seat – front row of Section F. Bay said the earliest fans showed up at noon, and he expects the majority of fans will show up around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Spectrum’s doors will open and students will begin the dash to claim seats at 6 p.m.”I think people are more excited for this than for Christmas,” Bay said.”I know I am,” replied Chris Keller, sophomore in civil engineering who had also waited at the Spectrum since 2 p.m. Tuesday.Bay said athletics would be bringing space heaters Tuesday night to help warm the frozen fans. Most campers brought sleeping bags and blankets in order to fight off the December chill, and a few others ran electrical chords out from cracks in the Spectrum’s doors to power their personal space heaters.The group of fans were piled in the vestibules of the Spectrum until night came, when they had to retire to their tents. They brought laptops and movies among other things to keep themselves entertained.

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