The following FAQ was sent to UTSA students earlier today:
1. When are the UTSA football home games?
Home games are 1 p.m., Saturday:
– Sept. 3 vs. Northeastern State University
– Sept. 10 vs. McMurry University
– Sept. 24 vs. Bacone College
– Oct. 8 vs. University of South Alabama
– Oct. 29 vs. Georgia State University
– Nov. 19 vs. Minot State University
2. How do I get a ticket? And, how about tickets for friends and family?
– goUTSA.com or utsa.edu/gameday (click on “Tickets” tab)
– UTSA faculty and staff can buy individual season tickets for $80 or a Family Four-Pack for $280.
– All enrolled UTSA students who pay the athletics fee get in free to home UTSA Athletics events including football games at the Alamodome. Students can purchase up to four guest tickets per game for friends and family who will join the student in the student section. Student guest tickets are $10 and can be purchased only by UTSA students for individual games (season tickets are not sold in the student sections).
3. How do I get to the game?
– Transportation to and from the Alamodome will be from three VIA park-and-ride sites: UTSA Main Campus, Crossroads and Madla Transit Center. At the UTSA Main Campus, park on game day in lot 5 in any unmarked space (A UTSA permit is not required on game day). VIA buses will leave UTSA lot 5 starting at 10 a.m. with the last trip departing at 12:15 p.m. The last bus will depart the Alamodome 45 minutes after the game.
– Buy bus park-and-ride tokens at VIA locations or on the VIA website (www.viainfo.net/) for $1.25 each way (student rate), $2.50 each way (general public). Park-and-ride tokens also can be purchased in advance at the University Center info desk (Main Campus) or the Durango Building activities center (Downtown Campus).
– Ride to the Alamodome from the Downtown Campus on the VIA regular Yellow Streetcar route for 55 cents each way (student rate), $1.10 each way (general public). Park at the Downtown Campus on game day in any unmarked space in lots D3 and D4 (a UTSA permit is not required on game day).
4. What are the pre-game activities? Will there be concessions, and how do I pay?
– Food and activities outside the Alamodome will include Rowdy Town (adult and child friendly), Roadrunner Station (live battle of the bands) and Montana Ice House (beverages and food). Roadrunner Station hours are 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rowdy Town hours are 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
– Concessions at Rowdy Town and Roadrunner Station are cash only; two ATMs are located in Roadrunner Station for your convenience. In the Alamodome, concessions are cash or cash/credit card.
– Don’t miss the Spirit Walk at 10:30 a.m. game day, when the marching band and football team make their entrance to the game from Roadrunner Station.
– With “Roadrunners on the River Walk,” students, student organizations, fraternities, sororities, alumni, faculty and staff will gather as UTSA takes over the River Walk the evening before each game day.
– Don’t miss “Football: The Exhibit” through Sept. 13 at the Institute of Texan Cultures.
5. I want to tailgate. What are my options?
Because of the high demand for Alamodome parking, tailgate and parking spaces are sold out. But, there are plenty of options for a great game experience including many private lots in the area. (Tailgaters will be subject to lot owners’ rules.) Attendees are invited to visit the student organization, alumni and Alamodome tailgating areas to be a part of the action. It will help if you know someone and can meet them at their parking spot. And, you can enjoy Rowdy Town, Roadrunner Station and Montana Ice House.
6. Where do I get UTSA gear/attire?
– utsa.edu/gameday (click “Merchandise” tab)
– UTSA Bookstores
– Area retailers including H-E-B stores
7. Will there be a half-time show at the first game?
The first half-time show will be a salute to San Antonio with country, rock and mariachi music.
8. What are the words to the UTSA Fight Song?
In fall 1998, students competed to create the lyrics for the UTSA fight song. “Go Roadrunners Go!” was selected as the winner.
Go, Roadrunners, Go! On to victory with all your might.
Fight, Roadrunners, Fight! For the Blue and the Orange and the White.
We fight for U-T-S-A Alma Mater proud and strong.
Win, Roadrunners, Win! And unite in our battle song.
9. If I can’t go to the game, how can I listen or watch?
– iPhone app: iheartradio (select “Local Stations,” then “92.5 The Patriot”)
10. Where can I learn more about UTSA Football Game Day?
– Facebook: UTSAgameday; Twitter: @UTSAgameday