NOVEMBER 17, 2021 — If there were ever a time to pack the Alamodome, this is it. The Roadrunners will battle UAB at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, in what is arguably the most important game in the history of the young UTSA football program.
With a win over UAB this weekend, UTSA would claim the Conference USA West Division title and host the Conference USA Championship Game at the Alamodome on Friday, December 3. If the Roadrunners fall to the Blazers, UTSA would need both a road victory over North Texas and a UAB loss the following week to earn a berth in the conference championship game. The Blazers, currently boasting a 7-3 record, are the defending Conference USA champions and have won the West Division title in each of the previous three seasons.
The Roadrunners still have a perfect 10-0 record after putting away a feisty Southern Miss squad last Saturday at the Alamodome. UTSA is one of only three undefeated teams in the FBS and is currently ranked No. 22 in the College Football Playoff rankings, No. 15 in the AP Poll and No. 18 in the USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll.
As if Saturday’s regular season home finale wasn’t epic enough already, UTSA will also be celebrating Senior Day and Fan Appreciation Day. The first 10,000 fans to enter the Alamodome will receive a free "Let's Go 210" orange rally towel and UTSA's seniors will be individually recognized on the field prior to kickoff. After the game has ended, fans will be allowed to enter the field using designated entrances to meet, take photos and get autographs from their favorite Roadrunners.
Roadrunner Nation is invited to show its school spirit this week and get amped for UTSA’s upcoming football game through the following family-friendly activities:
GAME WEEK EXCITEMENT
Game Week Wednesday: Pie on the Paseo Edition
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Central Plaza, Main Campus
Join the Rowdy Crew, UTSA’s very own student spirit organization, for Game Week Wednesday. Learn how to be a part of the full game day experience and have a chance to win Rowdy Crew merch to wear to the Alamodome for Saturday’s game. To thank UTSA students for their support this season, head coach Jeff Traylor and student-athletes from the football team will be handing out free slices of pie to students from 11 a.m. to noon. The UTSA men’s and women’s basketball teams will keep the free pie flowing from noon to 1 p.m.
The Jeff Traylor Radio Show
8 p.m., Wednesday, The Sand Box, 7280 UTSA Blvd.
Fans are invited to join Traylor and host Andy Everett each week for a one-hour radio show at the Sand Box, within walking distance of the UTSA Main Campus. All shows will be carried live in the San Antonio area on Ticket 760 AM or online at goUTSA.com and Ticket760.com. Roadrunner fans may also tune in via the free iHeartRadio and The Varsity Network apps. Additionally, fans can watch the show each week on Facebook Live via the UTSA Athletics Facebook page and call in with questions by dialing 210-736-9760.
This week’s radio show was delayed one hour from its typical 7 p.m. start time to accommodate Roadrunner fans attending the UTSA men’s basketball game against IUPUI at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
11:30 a.m., Saturday, H-E-B Plaza (north side of the Alamodome)
Roadrunner fans of all ages can take part in free pregame festivities at Rowdy Town, including live music, interactive games, displays, food and beverages.
UTSA Alumni Association's Roadrunner Nation Tailgate
11:30 a.m., Saturday, The Espee (formerly Sunset Station), 1174 E. Commerce St.
The UTSA Alumni Association invites fans to the official Roadrunner Nation Tailgate to get rowdy with prizes, food and an open bar. RSVP with your Alumni Association membership before the game to get free tailgate admission. Not a member? Friends of UTSA can either purchase a membership for free entrance or pay $20 at the gate. Be sure to bring your digital membership card for quick and easy tailgate admission. Get your tailgate tickets or membership at the UTSA Alumni Association website.
12:15 p.m., Saturday, Alamodome, Roadrunner Alley (between Lots B and C)
This is an exciting tradition for fans to get the team pumped up for the game. Join the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band and UTSA spirit squads as they accompany 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 to cheer on the team.
UTSA Student Indoor Tailgate
1 to 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Alamodome, Hall of Fame Club (north end of Club level)
The UTSA Student Indoor Tailgate is the new gathering spot for students inside the Alamodome on game day. Free food and beverages will be available (while supplies last). Door prizes include concession vouchers and UTSA apparel.
GOING TO THE GAME
Get Your Tickets
Current UTSA students receive free admission to all home games by downloading tickets via their Account Manager. Students may also purchase up to four guest tickets at $12 each in advance or $13 at the Alamodome box office. Tickets for the general public can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
For walk-up sales, the Alamodome Southwest Box Office will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and all other Alamodome box offices will open at noon. Customer service windows are located at the northeast and southeast box offices.
Game Day Parking and Tailgating
Parking in Alamodome Lots A, B and C is limited to fans who already have purchased permits. A limited number of disabled parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Alamodome Lots A, B and C will open at 8 a.m. for those who have valid parking passes. Please do NOT enter the lots prior or Alamodome staff will ask you to vacate your spot(s) and re-enter once the lots are open.
Paid parking is available in the parking lot next to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at the corner of Montana Street and Tower of the Americas Way. UTSA students, faculty and staff may park in any unmarked spaces with a valid UTSA parking permit on Saturdays at the Downtown Campus under IH-35.
Tailgating is back in the Alamodome parking lots this season. Alamodome parking lots will open at 8 a.m. this Saturday. Visit UTSA Athletics online for more information about parking passes, RV passes, ADA passes and tailgating guidelines in the Alamodome parking lots. Student organization tailgating begins at 10:30 a.m.
Getting to the game
Students and their guests may park at the UTSA Main Campus and catch a UTSA shuttle to the game at the North Paseo Bus Oval just outside of the North Paseo Building. Shuttles will begin service to the Alamodome at 11:30 a.m. The last shuttle will depart campus at 2 p.m. Students will be dropped off and picked up at the Robert Thompson Transit Station at the Alamodome.
UTSA shuttles will start departures from the Alamodome to return to Main Campus at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The last shuttle will depart from the Robert Thompson Transit Station at the Alamodome one hour after the end of the game.
VIA is serving UTSA home football games. VIA's route 93 IH-10 Crossroads/UTSA Express will provide express service from the Main Campus and Crossroads Park and Ride to the Robert Thompson Transit Station at the Alamodome. VIA will offer return service for one hour after the game. The route will be on its normal Saturday schedule. The bus fares remain the same as standard express fares ($2.60 per trip) for the service to the game. Day passes are also available for $2.75 using the VIA goMobile+ app.
UTSA students can ride VIA's route 93 for free from the Main Campus Bus Loop to the Alamodome using their U-Pass. Students will need to visit the VIA U-Pass website for more information on how to access this service.
Need some UTSA gear?
Fans can buy the latest UTSA apparel and accessories from the Rowdy Campus Store, which will be set up in Lot C near Roadrunner Alley. Merchandise sales counters are also located inside the Alamodome on the Plaza and Club Level concourses.
Masks are highly encouraged for all visitors and staff inside the Alamodome. Anyone experiencing COVID-like symptoms is encouraged to refrain from attending.
To encourage physical distancing and to minimize larger crowds in the main entrances in the concourses, a gate plan has been created to disseminate the crowds throughout the various entrances to the Alamodome. Unvaccinated guests are required to practice physical distancing, including standing at least six feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them while standing in lines and avoiding the elevators.
Fans should also be aware of the Alamodome clear bag policy, including a list of the approved bags.
Alamodome doors will open to the public 90 minutes before kickoff. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats 30 minutes before kickoff for the pregame festivities featuring the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band and a ceremony recognizing UTSA’s senior players.
WATCH. TWEET. CELEBRATE.
Can’t make it? Watch or listen live!
The contest will air live on Ticket 760 AM in the San Antonio area and on SiriusXM app channel 966. Everett (play-by-play), Jay Riley (analyst) and Pat Evans (reporter) will call all the action. The pregame show will begin at 12:30 p.m. and there will be a 45-minute postgame show. The radio broadcast also can be heard online at Ticket760.com and via the iHeartRadio and The Varsity Network apps.
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 #210TriangleOfToughness. Also, follow UTSA Football and UTSA Athletics on Twitter and UTSA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend forums featuring finalist candidates for the dean of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business. During the forums, candidates will give an overview of their qualifications and discuss their vision, followed by a Q&A session. Info on the individual candidates will be available online as details are finalized.Virtual Event
Students will be emailed once we receiving the shipping list which will be early November. RSVP: Via email, students will be provided information whether we are doing an in-person or ring-pick-up event.HEB Student Union Ballroom
Honors College students will be presented with their stoles to wear to Commencement. The Honors College provides stoles only to students who areRetama Auditorium, 2.02.02, Main Campus
The drive will begin at the Brackenridge (BK 5) parking lot adjacent to the Child Development Center. Decorate your vehicles and wear your regalia to celebrate your achievement with the UTSA Community! Vehicles can begin gathering at 3 p.m. The parade begins at 3:30 p.m.UTSA Main Campus
At UTSA, Commencement is more than a ceremony. It's a celebration, a defining moment, of the diligence, dedication and collaborations from this educational community which all culminate in earning that significant degree. Celebrate with our UTSA community as we share inspiring stories about our excellent students and the long-awaited Commencement experience.H-E-B Student Union, Main Campus
Celebrate the students graduating from the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, College of Engineering and Integrated Design, College of Sciences and University College during Ceremony One.Alamodome
Celebrate the students graduating from the College for Health, Community and Policy, College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal and Fine Arts during Ceremony Two.Alamodome
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