(Oct. 10, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Alamodome released the following information for fans planning to attend the football game between the Roadrunners and Rice University at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12.
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.
Because of road construction, heavy traffic congestion is anticipated in 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 8 a.m. for those who have Alamodome parking lot passes. Please do not enter the lots before 8 a.m. or staff will ask you to vacate your spot and re-enter once the lots are open. Additional parking options are available in private lots or downtown parking garages.
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 following 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 $1.25 each way ($2.50 round trip).
Additionally, VIA’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 Campus-Alamodome Express provides service from a stop on Buena Vista Street at lot D1. 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 is available in any unmarked space in UTSA Downtown Campus lots D1, D2, D3 and D4 under Interstate 35.
LOT A EGRESS
The new egress plan for fans who have a parking pass for lot A at the Alamodome will be in effect. 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 can be purchased by calling 210-458-UTSA (8872) or by visiting the UTSA Athletics website. On Saturday, the Alamodome box office will open at noon. Doors will open to the public at 1:30 p.m.
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.
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