(Sept. 26, 2013) -- UTSA Roadrunners football will meet the University of Houston at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Alamodome. Go Roadrunners!
The information below was released by UTSA and the Alamodome with tips for the fans regarding traffic congestion, parking and transportation. The Market Street closure and detour may impede downtown traffic, so allow extra time to arrive at the game.
Tips: Traffic, parking and park-and-ride for Saturday, Sept. 28 game
Because of ongoing road construction and the closure of Market Street, heavy traffic congestion is anticipated at the Alamodome and downtown areas. Fans are strongly advised to arrive at least one hour before game time.
All Alamodome parking lots are sold out. Alamodome lots A, B and C will open at 10 a.m. for those who have Alamodome parking lot passes. Additional parking options are available in private lots or downtown parking garages. For more information on downtown parking, visit the City of San Antonio website.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m., VIA will offer park-and-ride buses from four convenient locations:
The last bus departs to the game at 2:15 p.m. The last returning bus from the Alamodome will leave 45 minutes after the end of the game.
Special event tokens from any VIA location will cost $2.50 one way ($5 round trip). UTSA students can purchase tokens at a rate of $1.25 each way ($2.50 round trip).
Additionally, VI'’s Primo route 100 provides service between the UTSA Downtown Campus and the Alamodome from the VIA stop on Buena Vista Street. Additionally, the VIA UTSA Downtown Campu- Alamodome Express provides service from a stop on Buena Vista at lot D-1. Both services run approximately every 10 minutes. The cost of this route is $1.20 each way with a UTSA student discount rate of 50 percent off.
Parking will be available in any unmarked space in UTSA Downtown Campus lots D1, D2, D3 and D4 under Interstate 35.
For more information, visit the VIA Info website.
LOT A EGRESS
There will be a new egress plan for fans who have a parking pass for lot A at the Alamodome. After the game is over, traffic exiting lot A onto the Interstate 37 frontage road will be directed left toward westbound Cesar Chavez Boulevard or southbound Interstate 37. This new exit route will be in effect for at least two hours following the game.
Tickets are available and can be purchased by calling 210-458-UTSA (8872) or by visiting the UTSA Athletics website. On Saturday, the Alamodome Box Office windows will open at 10 a.m. Doors will open to the public at 1:30 p.m.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
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