Texas A&M is expanding the capacity of this Friday’s Midnight Yell practice at Kyle Field ahead of the game against Arkansas on Saturday.

Athletics Director Ross Bjork said Tuesday on a Facebook Live town hall meeting that A&M will allow 3,500 students to attend the in-person Midnight Yell, The Eagle reported. Kyle Field’s second deck will be opened to add more people and accommodate social distancing practices. That’s a near doubling of the number the Aggies allowed before the Florida game earlier this month.

“Just slowly but surely opening things back up, and just we’re taking it as smart as we can and trying to be really judicious about all of this,” Bjork said.

A&M students must reserve a ticket, which is free, to attend.

There was a virtual Midnight Yell ahead of the season opener against Vanderbilt on Sept. 26, but allowed 2,000 students to attend an in-person Midnight Yell ahead of the Aggies’ last home game against Florida on Oct. 10. Tickets for the Midnight Yell against Florida sold out within 30 minutes.

Under normal conditions in previous years, the Midnight Yells are regularly attended by more than 25,000 people. Midnight Yell is also held for away games, usually at a location in or near the city where Texas A&M will play an opponent.