(Oct. 21, 2010)--The San Antonio City Council approved Thursday a contract allowing UTSA to play its home football games in the Alamodome during its first five seasons. The contract ensures the Roadrunners will host contests in the 65,000-seat facility beginning with its inaugural season in 2011 and extending through 2015. The contract also includes a provision for two one-year renewal options.
"We are extremely pleased to be playing our home games in one of the best football stadiums in the country," said UTSA Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey. "Our contract with the City is a true partnership in bringing big-time college football to our community."
Mayor Julian Castro and members of the City Council joined Hickey in praising the partnership to bring a permanent football tenant to the Alamodome.
"This is a fair and strong agreement for both the city and UTSA. It will bring football to the Alamodome and make a great difference in enlivening downtown," Castro told the San Antonio Express-News on Wednesday.
Under the contract, UTSA will receive revenue primarily from tickets, merchandise, sponsorships and program sales. The City will be reimbursed for its expenses and will retain all concession and parking revenue. UTSA will receive all revenue from 40 of the Alamodome's 52 suites. The City and UTSA will split revenue from 10 suites and the City will retain two suites for internal use.
UTSA will host six games in 2011: Northeastern State (Sept. 3), McMurry (Sept. 10), Bacone College (Sept. 24), South Alabama (Oct. 8), Georgia State (Oct. 29) and Minot State (Nov. 19). For a complete list of future games scheduled, visit goUTSA.com.
>> To purchase season tickets, call the UTSA Ticket Office at 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visit goUTSA.com.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
UTSA Faculty Center, John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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