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UTSA’s Lisa Campos urges fans to #PackTheDome Saturday in support of the 210

UTSA’s Lisa Campos urges fans to #PackTheDome Saturday in support of the 210

OCTOBER 21, 2022 — Editor’s note: This open letter was penned by Lisa CamposUTSA vice president for intercollegiate athletics and director of athletics.

I have often said that while UTSA may officially stand for “The University of Texas at San Antonio,” our institutional mission is to be The University of Texas for San Antonio. From our fields and courts to our classrooms and laboratories, UTSA is dedicated to transforming the lives of our students and lifting up the San Antonio community.

But that profound bond goes both ways, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to thank the San Antonio community for the outstanding support it has given to UTSA and to our football team.



A renewed buzz around Roadrunners Football ignited last season as head coach Jeff Traylor and our tremendous student-athletes stacked one win upon another on a journey to the program’s first conference championship. You could feel the excitement on campus. You could see the excitement at the tailgates. And you could certainly hear the excitement inside the Alamodome, as our fans loudly let their presence be known—much to the chagrin of fantastic conference foes like UAB and Western Kentucky.

That fervor for UTSA Football has only grown in 2022. We’ve seen a 38% increase in student attendance from last season to this one, and a 46% increase in season ticket sales. As a result, UTSA currently ranks No. 1 in game attendance in Conference USA. For perspective, our current average attendance would rank No. 5 out of 14 institutions who will call the American Athletic Conference home starting next year.

We’re always working to find innovative ways to increase engagement between UTSA Athletics and the Alamo City because we’ve seen how powerful that connection can be. Our teams bring the community together and make life just a little bit sweeter in the 210.

When the Alamodome is packed, it overflows with an energy that rivals just about any other college football environment in the nation—from Conference USA, the AAC or even the Power Five conferences. It’s no coincidence that our Roadrunners boast a 14-2 record in home games since Coach Traylor arrived in San Antonio. The team feeds off the tremendous energy from the crowd and Roadrunner pride jolting through the stadium. These forces are powering UTSA Football closer to another conference championship in 2022.

We couldn’t do this without the support of San Antonio.

We couldn’t do this without the support of our students.

We couldn’t do this without the support of our alumni.

We couldn’t do this without the support of every Roadrunner fan who instinctively shouts “SA!” every time someone within earshot says, “UT.”

Thank you, sincerely, for showing up with your “Birds Up.”


EXPLORE FURTHER
⇒ Purchase tickets to Saturday’s game against North Texas.
⇒ Read all about the Homecoming game, the UTSA-UNT rivalry and the pregame festivities.

We need your help again this weekend as we look to #PackTheDome for Saturday’s Homecoming game against the University of North Texas. Both the Roadrunners and the Mean Green are 3-0 in conference play and the winner will stand alone in first place in the Conference USA standings.

We’d love to celebrate a big victory and we’d love to have you be a part of it!



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