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Colorado-Texas A&M Football game moved to Mile High Stadium

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Buffs and Aggies meet for the first time since the schools broke away from the Big 12 Conference

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The football game between the Colorado Buffaloes and Texas A&M Aggies scheduled for Sept. 11, 2021 will be played at Empower Field at Mile High, CU athletic director Rick George announced Monday.

One of CU’s best match-up’s in their 2021 non-conference schedule. The Aggies were within the top ten to end the 2020 shortened season. Texas A&M finished 9-1, along with a No. 4 final ranking in the AP and Coaches polls.

Colorado was 4-2 and entered the rankings briefly after opening 4-0. CU coach Karl Dorrell was the Pac-12 Coach of the Year and was the FWAA’s First-Year Coach of the Year as well.

Colorado faces their former Big 12 foes for the first time since both schools realigned to their respective conferences. The Buffs lead the all-time series with the Aggies by a 6-3 advantage.

Texas A&M will become the fourth former conference member CU will play since leaving the league in 2011 and the second in the regular season. CU has played Nebraska twice in a home-and-home non-conference meeting, along with Oklahoma State and Texas in bowl games.

The teams were supposed to play in College Station on Sept. 19 of last year, but it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were disappointed that we couldn’t play in College Station this year, but we worked closely with Ross Bjork (A&M athletic director) and officials at Empower Field at Mile High to bring the game to Denver,” CU athletic director Rick George said.

“We are very appreciative of Rick George and the staff at CU for the opportunity to once again host college football at Empower Field at Mile High,” said Jon Applegate, Director of Events & Booking for Empower Field. “Our stadium has become a top destination for sporting events, and we look forward to hosting two premier college football programs in our building in September.”

Unlike the traditional Rocky Mountain Showdown with CSU, the Texas A&M game will not be part of CU’s annual season ticket package, but season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets later this spring before sales will be open to the general public.

Season ticket renewals for the 2021 season will go out in March. Anyone seeking more information on CU season tickets are invited to call 303-492-8282.