“We want to make NM State home football games the place to be for the whole community,” said NM State athletic director McKinley Boston. “With our new kid pricing, family-oriented promotions, running on the field after the game and pre-game Kids Zone, we hope to create the most family-friendly entertainment option in the region.”
As in past seasons, NM State athletics will also be partnering with local youth organizations, military bases and charitable organizations to provide season tickets and single-game tickets to select games throughout the season.
The 2014 NM State football home schedule includes non-conference opponents Cal Poly on Thursday, August 28 and I-25 rival New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 20. In addition, NM State heads to the Sun Belt Conference after one year as an independent and will welcome four conference mates to Las Cruces: Georgia Southern, Texas State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe.
The new conference is one of many new things to come to the football program this year. A new synthetic field will be installed, meaning that the field will look great and play consistently all season long. Construction on this important recruiting and community tool will begin in May. The Aggies also welcome veteran defensive coordinator Larry Coyer, who takes over the reins of a young defensive unit.
Fan favorite events will also be part of the 2014 home football campaign, as Ag Day will be on Aug. 28, Tough Enough to Wear Pink will be played on Oct. 4, Military Appreciation will happen Nov. 1, and Homecoming will welcome back alums on Nov. 8.
Groups of 20 or more can order single-game tickets at a reduced rate.