SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 — After two weeks away from the Alamodome, the UTSA Roadrunners will return to their football home for a Saturday afternoon showdown with the Texas Southern University Tigers. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. It’s UTSA’s final non-conference contest of the season.
UTSA (1-2) is looking to get back in the win column after giving a spirited effort in a 41-20 defeat at Texas last weekend. The Roadrunners jumped out to a 17-7 lead on the Longhorns in the second quarter, but ran out of steam in the second half on a warm Saturday night in Austin. Texas Southern (1-2) notched its first “W” of the season last Saturday with a 24-0 victory over Southern University.
Saturday’s contest has been tabbed as this season’s “Orange Out” game. All fans in attendance are encouraged to wear orange as they cheer on the Roadrunners. It will also be the first meeting on the gridiron between UTSA and Texas Southern. The Roadrunners are hoping for some more “home cooking,” after amassing a 12-2 record in home games since Jeff Traylor took over as UTSA’s head coach.
Roadrunner Nation is invited to show its school spirit on Saturday at the following family-friendly events:
All Roadrunner fans are encouraged to wear orange to Saturday's “Orange Out” game against Texas Southern. Photo by Dexter Jenkins
11:30 a.m., H-E-B Plaza (north side of the Alamodome)
Roadrunner fans of all ages can take part in free pre-game festivities at Rowdy Town, including a DJ, an inflatable obstacle course, interactive games, displays, food samples and beverages.
UTSA Alumni Association's Roadrunner Nation Tailgate
11:30 a.m., Hoefgen Lot (499 Hoefgen Ave.)
The UTSA Alumni Association invites fans to the official Roadrunner Nation Tailgate. Enjoy food, drinks, activities and giveaways, along with visits from UTSA Cheer, the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band and Rowdy the Roadrunner. Several ticket packages for the Roadrunner Nation Tailgate are available. Blue tickets are $20 and come with a food ticket and a cash bar. Orange tickets are $45 and come with a food ticket and open bar privileges. An all-inclusive tailgate season pass can also be purchased this week only for $200.
Tickets are $10 for students aged 13-20, who receive a food ticket and a non-alcoholic drink. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Discounts are also given to UTSA Alumni Association members.
12:15 p.m., Alamodome, Roadrunner Alley (between Lots B and C)
This exciting tradition gets Roadrunner fans and the UTSA 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 approximately 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., Alamodome, Hall of Fame Club (north end of Club level)
The UTSA Student Indoor Tailgate is where students go to connect, cool down and vibe before the game. DJ Wynkoop and QuickStrike Entertainment will provide fun and excitement before kickoff. Free food and beverages will be available while supplies last and door prizes such as game concession vouchers and UTSA apparel will be given away. On each game day, different colleges and departments at UTSA will be highlighted to connect students to important resources.
GOING TO THE GAME
Tickets are on sale by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting ticketmaster.com. UTSA has transitioned to digital tickets through Account Manager. All students currently enrolled at UTSA are eligible for free admission to all home football games. UTSA students may purchase up to four guest tickets for student section seating.
For walk-up sales, the Alamodome’s 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. The lots will open at 8 a.m. for those who have valid parking passes. Please do NOT enter prior to 8 a.m. or staff will ask you to vacate your spot(s) and re-enter once the lots are open. There are several paid public parking lots in the general vicinity of the Alamodome.
Alamodome parking lots will open at 8 a.m. Saturday. Visit UTSA Athletics online for more information and City of San Antonio tailgating guidelines. 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 to the game will depart campus at 2 p.m. Students will be dropped off and picked up at the Robert Thompson Transit Station at the Alamodome. Buses will begin return service back to UTSA at the start of the fourth quarter and the last shuttle bus from the Alamodome will depart one hour after the end of the game.
VIA has announced that it will serve UTSA home football games. VIA’s Park & Ride Service offers roundtrip travel to the Alamodome for just $2.60. Service to all UTSA home games will be provided from the Crossroads Park & Ride, beginning three hours before game time, and return service will run for one hour after each game. The Park & Ride fare is $1.30 each way with discounted fares available for children, seniors, students and active-duty military. Pre-purchase tickets on VIA’s goMobile+ app, available to download free on Apple and Android devices. Cash and credit cards are accepted on game day at the Crossroads Park & Ride location.
UTSA students can use their U-Pass for service to the game. VIAtrans customers and children under age 5 ride free. VIA bus passes are not valid for this service. VIA’s day pass, 7-day pass, and 31-day pass are valid for special event service.
The drop-off and pick-up location for rideshare users is located in Parking Lot D next to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at the corner of Montana Street and Tower of Americas Way.
Please enter the stadium early to avoid long lines. Doors open to the public at 1 p.m. Fans should read the Alamodome clear bag policy before entering the stadium, including the list of approved bags. Speed lanes will be available at security checkpoints for those with no bags. Please have your keys, phone and wallet out before getting to the scanners. Please have your tickets out or loaded on your phone with the screen brightness turned all the way up before reaching the doors.
Student seating is general admission within sections 122-131. To accommodate increased student attendance, sections 220-226 on the Club Level will also be open for student general admission seating. The Spirit of San Antonio band will occupy sections 127-128.
Fans can buy the latest UTSA apparel and accessories from the Rowdy Campus Store, which will be set up in Lot B near Roadrunner Alley. Merchandise sales counters are also located inside the Alamodome on the Plaza Level concourses near sections 106 and 118.
WATCH. TWEET. CELEBRATE.
Television and radio broadcasts
Saturday’s game will be televised on Stadium (KMYS-DT 35.3 in the San Antonio area). Josh Appel will provide play-by-play commentary alongside analyst Sed Bonner.
The radio broadcast will air live on Ticket 760 AM in the San Antonio area and on SiriusXM app channel 982. Andy Everett (play-by-play), Jay Riley (analyst) and Pat Evans (reporter) will call the action. The pregame show will begin at 12:30 p.m. and there will be a 45-minute postgame show. The radio broadcast can also be heard online at Ticket760.com and via the iHeartRadio and The Varsity Network apps.
Game day traditions and social media
First, get into game mode by brushing up on UTSA’s traditions including the fight song and alma mater. Then, stay engaged with fellow Roadrunners by sharing your UTSA game day experiences on social media using the hashtags #UTSA, #BirdsUp, #LetsGo210 and #210TriangleOfToughness. All Roadrunner fans are encouraged to follow UTSA Football and UTSA Athletics on Twitter and UTSA on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.
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