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Traffic, parking, transport tips: UTSA-Houston football game is 3 p.m. Sept. 28

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(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.

>> View a map to help guide you around construction near the Alamodome.

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:

  • UTSA Main Campus -- parking lots BK1 and BK2 (next to Convocation Center and Rec Center)
  • San Antonio International Airport (enter through Northern Boulevard)
  • Crossroads Park and Ride (near Interstate 10 and Loop 410 interchange on northwest side)
  • Madla Transit Center (Interstate 35 South and Cantrell Drive)

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.

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.



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