Texas A&M cannon finds new home inside Kyle Field

Parsons Mounted Cavalry member Ryan Guthrie prepares the cannon for firing during a memorial service in 2009.

Texas A&M football fans can expect to hear the sound of a cannon being fired when their team scores at the next home game against Ole Miss on Oct. 11. 

Officials said they chose the location for the cannon, the southeast activation tower of Kyle Field, based on a variety of factors including safety and noise levels. 

The announcement comes after officials canceled the cannon firing at the most recent home game against Rice.

Brig. Gen. Joe E. Ramirez Jr., commandant of the 2,450-member Corps of Cadets, said the plan from the beginning has been to find a way to carry on the three-decade old tradition.

"I think everybody missed the cannon," he said. "I'm very pleased the cannon will be back." 

Per tradition, the cannon will be fired by the Parsons Mounted Calvary, Ramirez said. 

Texas A&M Interim President Mark Hussey expressed appreciation for the Aggie officials who came up with the solution, including members of the offices of the commandant of the Corps of Cadets, the Environmental Health and Safety Office and representatives with the Texas A&M System. 

"We are confident that this will provide a good solution during this transitional period," said Texas A&M Interim President Mark Hussey in a press release.

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