Oct. 9, 2019 – UTSA Football welcomes the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers to the Alamodome on Saturday, Oct. 12 for a pivotal battle between Conference USA West division foes. The game will kick off at 5 p.m. Both teams are looking to build upon victories in their previous outings.
UTSA (2-3) notched a 26-16 road win at UTEP last Saturday. The Roadrunners leaned on freshman running back Sincere McCormick, who earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week honors after rushing for 189 yards and a touchdown in the game. Meanwhile, UAB (4-1) passed for three touchdowns in a 35-20 home win over Rice.
Saturday’s game is not only the 100th in UTSA Football history, but it’s also the Hispanic Heritage Game and Family Weekend. The celebration will include a number of fun festivities for the whole familia. Before the game, fans can visit Rowdy Town at the H-E-B Plaza to enjoy Lucha American Wrestling, mariachi performers and folklorico dancers, and the River City Classic 210 Car Show.
The first 500 fans who enter the Alamodome will receive an orange “Los Roadrunners” t-shirt. The Spirit of San Antonio marching band has also crafted a very special Tejano halftime show.
Roadrunner Nation is invited to show its school spirit this week with family-friendly activities.
GAME WEEK EXCITEMENT
Game Week Wednesday
Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central Plaza, Main Campus. Join Rowdy Crew for this mid-week gathering to gear up for this weekend’s game. Learn how to be a part of the full game day experience and meet student-athletes while enjoying games, giveaways, snacks and tons of fun.
The Frank Wilson Show
Wednesday, 7 p.m., The Sandbox, 7280 UTSA Blvd., San Antonio. Fans are invited to join Coach Wilson and host Andy Everett for the one-hour radio show in its new location within walking distance of the UTSA Main Campus. There will be a chance for attendees to win prizes and giveaways. Fans also can call in at 210-736-9760 and listen on Ticket 760 AM, Ticket760.com and at goUTSA.com.
The Frank Wilson Show will continue at the same time each Wednesday throughout the season, except for a Tuesday 6 p.m. start on Oct. 29 and Nov. 19.
Family Weekend Dinner
Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus. Bring the whole family to campus for dinner and a Roadrunner gathering sponsored by the UTSA Family Association. Tickets are required and can be purchased here for $10. The menu includes fajitas with beans, rice, chips, non-alcoholic beverages, and a dessert. Admission for children 4 years old and younger is free.
UTSA Football Insider
The 30-minute television program will air on AT&T SportsNet each Friday throughout the football season. Air times vary so check channel listings. In San Antonio, the program will air at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday on KMYS-CW 35. Full episodes also will be available on the UTSA Athletics website after the program airs on TV.
Rowdy Crew Tailgate
Saturday, 1 p.m., Alamodome Lot C
Students and their families will enjoy free food and non-alcoholic drinks (while supplies last), music and more.
Saturday, 2 p.m., H-E-B Plaza and VIA Bridge, north side of the Alamodome
Roadrunner fans of all ages can take part in free pregame festivities including food, games and music. This Hispanic Heritage edition of Rowdy Town will include Lucha American Wrestling, mariachi performers and folklorico dancers, and the River City Classic 210 Car Show.
UTSA Alumni Tailgate
Saturday, 2 p.m., Alamodome Lot C, along Cherry St. between Wyoming St. and Dashiell St.
The UTSA Alumni Association invites fans to the official Roadrunner Nation tailgate with food, music, a live watch party and more. For more information, visit the UTSA Alumni Association website.
Saturday, 3 p.m., Alamodome, Roadrunner Alley, between Lots B and C
This is an exciting tradition for fans to get the team pumped for the game. Join the Spirit of San Antonio and UTSA Spirit squads as they lead the team down Roadrunner Alley and into the Alamodome two hours before each home game. Fans can line the walkway between the Alamodome parking lots B and C, cheering and showing the team they’re behind them 100 percent. Fans can look for orange smoke in this area to know when it’s time for the Spirit Walk.
GOING TO THE GAME
Get Your Tickets
All UTSA games offer free admission for UTSA students with UTSA ID. Students may also purchase up to four guest tickets at $10 each. Get ticket information.
Fans should be aware of the Alamodome clear bag policy including a list of the approved bags.
Game Day Parking
Parking at the Alamodome is limited to fans with a season pass, but there are many other places to park or get to the game.
VIA U-Pass Game Day Service from Main Campus
UTSA and VIA Metropolitan Transit have partnered to offer VIA U-Pass Game Day Service, which will provide a special route called “Route 93 - Alamodome Express” for all six of the Roadrunners’ home contests this season.
VIA U-Pass Game Day Service is available to UTSA students and employees free of charge with VIA U-Pass. Non-UTSA riders can purchase a Day Pass for $2.75 at the ticket trailer on site.
The service will begin two-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff with boarding located at the UTSA Campus Oval on the northeast corner of Main Campus and drop off at the Alamodome.
Riders also can use the service after the conclusion of the game to return to campus.
VIA Park and Ride
VIA Park and Ride locations will continue to operate following standard Park and Ride rates and charges. VIA U-Pass is not valid at Park and Ride locations.
Downtown Campus Parking
Students can park in any unmarked spaces on Saturdays at the Downtown Campus in Lots D-3 and D-4 under IH-35. They can catch the VIA Route 100 Promo on Buena Vista St. at North Pecos St. near UTSA Lot D-1. Look for VIA’s bus stop signage.
Institute of Texan Cultures Parking
Limited parking is available at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures for $20. The lot opens three hours prior to game time and remains open until one hour after the game ends. Tailgating and open containers are not permitted. UTSA parking permits are not valid for game-day parking.
The drop-off and pick-up location for rideshare users is located in the parking lot next to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at the corner of Montana Street and Tower of the Americas Way.
Doors will open to the public an hour and a half before kickoff. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats for the pregame festivities on the field featuring the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band 15 minutes before kickoff. The Alamodome provides countdown to kickoff alerts in the parking lots in the hour leading up to game. The security team will visit the parking lots to sound an air horn at one hour, 30 minutes and 15 minutes prior to kickoff to help remind fans to begin heading to the Alamodome.
Game Day Traditions and Social Media
Get into game mode by brushing up on UTSA game traditions and other important information. Stay engaged with fellow Roadrunners by sharing your UTSA Game Day experiences on social media using #UTSA, #BirdsUp, #GoRunners and #DefendTheDome. Also, follow UTSA Football and UTSA Athletics on Twitter.
Can’t make it? Watch or listen live!
The game will air on the ESPN+ digital network and via the ESPN app. ESPN+ is a streaming service that costs $4.99 per month. The radio broadcast can be heard on The Bull 93.3/92.5 FM in San Antonio, or live online at goUTSA.com, TheBullCountry.iheart.com, on the iHeartRadio app, or on SiriusXM Internet channel 975. The pregame show begins at 3 p.m. and there will be a 45-minute postgame show.
During the football season, the Monument lights and Student Union Tower lights will glow blue and orange during home game weeks. After a win, the lights turn orange in celebration for the rest of the weekend.
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A celebration for Roadrunner Nation to show gratitude for UTSA donors. Join us and sign our giant thank you card. We’ll have sweet treats for anyone who wants to participate.Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
Presented by UTSA Libraries, Sir David Attenborough narrates this one-hour BBC documentary on Rodrigo Medellín, the Bat Man of Mexico. Since he first kept vampire bats in his bathroom as a child, Medellín has dedicated his life to saving them.John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The YWCA of San Antonio will host Heidi Rueda of UTSA’s Department of Social Work and other panel members in a discussion of teen dating violence.503 Castroville Road, San Antonio
As part of UTSA’s Department of Anthropology Lecture Series, primatologist Michelle Bezanson of Santa Clara University will speak on difficulties for primate research because so many species are endangered and the narrow window of opportunity to make a difference in conservation. The event will be free and open to the public.Student Union, Pecan Room (SU 2.01.26), Main Campus
Admission is free to all Alumni Association members. Nonmember adult admission is $20; children 16 and under are free. Anyone who wants to get rowdy is welcome! Giveaways, music, UTSA Cheer & Rowdy, Pep Band and more!Alamodome Lot C, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
The Roadrunners celebrate homecoming, facing in-state rival Rice Owls.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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