Texas A&M fans will have additional tailgating options and amenities this season when the football season opens.

The Aggies announced this week that there will be more space, a lake for catch-and-release fishing, an amphitheater and a creamery among the new features at Aggie Park.

The Aggie Park project will include dedicated media utilities for national broadcasts, permanent Distinguished Alumni recognition and improved infrastructure. The renovation has taken nearly 3 years, but it now includes an online reservation system for Aggie Park on game-days: No longer will the area be part of the “land rush” in which fans — responding to a bullhorn sounding at noon a day before the big game — take off running in a competition to claim a prime spot to pitch their tents.

Instead, all tailgating in Aggie Park — both free and paid — will require making reservations through the tailgating vendor, Revel XP. This change is expected to make it more convenient for fans and offer out-of-town Aggies equal access to choice spots.

The virtual land rush reservation process will start at 6 p.m. on the Sunday prior to each home game. For instance, for the first game against Sam Houston Sept. 3, the process opens Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.

This is another reason to be excited about the upcoming season.