Appalachian State’s Kidd Brewer Stadium never seemed less than a major college venue with its intimidating environment and sellout crowds. Even when it played as an FCS member, this place could hang with some of the nicer FBS arenas. Set amongst the magestic Appalachian Mountains, Kidd Brewer Stadium is one of the most picturesque settings in all of sports. Few can match the natural beauty that surrounds this arena.
The stadium is equipped with a double deck side, an impressive press box, and a lawn behind the endzone for folks to view the action. Once inside, the intensity of the fans becomes evident as the students and residents of Boone make it challenging for any opponenent who dare face this Sun Belt power.
Devoted to their beloved Mountaineers, these fans drape themselves in black and gold and have had a lot to cheer about in recent seasons. Three straight FCS national championships (2005-2007) have been a major cause for applause in Boone.
However, the 2007 victory over Michigan in “The Big House” is still hanging over these parts. Vistors can’t pass an apparrel shop without seeing memorabilia celebrating the blocked kick that preserved a 34-32 Mounatineer victory. Shirts celebrating this victory are proudly warn offering clever jabs like “Betcha know where Boone is now!”
Football fans are becoming more familiar with this quaint North Carolina town as Appalachian State has recently moved up to the FBS level and has already notched. Sun Belt Conference championship.
Yosef, the Mountaineer mascot named after mountain talk for “yourself,” might become a household name as App State continues to grow in the ranks of college football. In the meantime, Appalachian State is an astounding team and an exciting place to view a game. If you ever make it to Boone, you are bound to “enjoy Yosef.”