(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.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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