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Wear orange: UTSA hosts Army in nationally-televised Friday night showdown

Wear orange: UTSA hosts Army in nationally-televised Friday night showdown

UTSA quarterback Frank Harris dodged defenders and threw for three touchdown passes in the Roadrunners' 2022 victory at Army. UTSA and the Black Knights will meet again on Friday evening at the Alamodome.

LET'S GO 210
A spotlight on UTSA’s first year in the American Athletic Conference

SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 — For the first time in 2023, the Roadrunners and their fans will get to show a national television audience what UTSA Football and the Alamodome experience are all about. In a game airing on ESPN, UTSA will face off against Army at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 15, in what should be a memorable matchup fit for Military City USA. Friday’s showdown is also UTSA’s annual “Orange Out” game in which all Roadrunner fans are encouraged to wear orange to the ’Dome.

UTSA (1-1) comes into the game fresh off a hard-fought 20-13 victory over rival Texas State that drew 49,342 fans to the Alamodome — the second-largest home crowd in program history. The Roadrunners were lifted by standout performances from kicker Chase Allen, who made two 40+ yard field goals, and linebacker Trey Moore, who recorded seven tackles, including three sacks. In recognition of their tremendous efforts, the American Athletic Conference named Moore its defensive player of the week and Allen its special teams player of the week.

Army (1-1) bounced back in big way from its season-opening loss at the University of Louisiana Monroe by notching a 57-0 blowout victory over Delaware State. Stunningly, the visiting team has won every matchup between UTSA and Army thus far. The Black Knights bested the Roadrunners at the Alamodome in 2019 and 2020, but UTSA finally scored a win over Army last September when Frank Harris connected on a touchdown pass to De’Corian “J.T.” Clark in overtime to seal a 41-38 victory.

UTSA has been a formidable foe for visiting opponents under head coach Jeff Traylor. The Roadrunners are 19-2 at the Alamodome since Traylor’s arrival, but as previously mentioned, Army handed Traylor’s team one of those two home losses back in 2020. The good news for the Roadrunners is that the home field advantage has become much more significant since their magical 2021 season. UTSA has won 17 of its last 18 home games while drawing some of the largest crowds in program history. Traylor’s Roadrunners are banking on tens of thousands of UTSA fans in orange to make a big difference again on Friday night.

Roadrunner Nation is invited to show its school spirit on Friday at the following family-friendly events:

The UTSA Roadrunners and their fans will be wearing orange for Friday night's game against Army.


Fan Zone
3 p.m., H-E-B Plaza (north side of the Alamodome)

Roadrunner fans of all ages can take part in free pre-game festivities at the Fan Zone, including a DJ, an inflatable obstacle course for kids, interactive games and displays and free UTSA gear and prizes. The Animal Defense League of Texas will also be at the Fan Zone to introduce fans to dogs that are available for adoption.

Spirit Walk
3:45 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 Rowdy, 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.



Tickets are on sale by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting UTSA has transitioned to digital tickets through Account Manager. For more information, please visit

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 10:30 a.m. Friday and all other Alamodome box offices will open at 3:30 p.m. Customer service windows are located at the northeast and southeast box offices.


Parking in Alamodome Lots A, B and C, as well as in the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) lots, is limited to fans who already have purchased permits. Alamodome Lots A, B and C will open at 11:30 a.m. and the ITC lots will open at 3 p.m. for those who have valid parking passes. Please do NOT enter the lots prior to the scheduled opening time or staff will ask you to vacate your spot(s) and re-enter once the lots are open.

Limited ADA parking spots are available in Lot A on a first-come, first-served basis. By state law, veterans with Disabled Veteran plates that do NOT have a valid state-issued disability placard are not permitted to park in ADA accessible spaces. The Disabled Veteran and ADA state-issued accessibility placard are two separate designations. 

There are also several paid public parking lots in the general vicinity of the Alamodome.


Alamodome parking lots will open at 11:30 a.m. for tailgating and close one hour after the conclusion of the game on Friday. Tailgating is not permitted in the ITC parking lots. Visit UTSA Athletics online for more information and City of San Antonio tailgating guidelines.

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 3 p.m. The last shuttle to the game will depart campus at 5:30 p.m. To avoid possible delays, students and their guests are encouraged to catch a shuttle early in the departure window. 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 will serve UTSA’s 2023 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 the conclusion of 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. From there, fans may take the walkway across Interstate 37 to the Alamodome.

Alamodome entry

Please enter the stadium early to avoid long lines. Doors open to the public at 4:30 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

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.

UTSA gear

Fans can buy the latest UTSA apparel and accessories from the Rowdy Campus Store, which will be set up adjacent to Roadrunner Alley, which is located between Lots B and C. Merchandise sales counters are also located inside the Alamodome on the Plaza Level concourses near section 106 and 118.   


Television and radio broadcasts

Friday’s television broadcast will be televised nationally on ESPN and will also be available on Watch ESPN and the ESPN app for Apple and Android. Anish Shroff will provide play-by-play commentary alongside analyst Andre Ware. Paul Carcaterra will be reporting from the sidelines.

The radio broadcast will air live in the San Antonio area on Ticket 760, online at, via the free iHeartRadio app and on SiriusXM channel 382. Andy Everett (play-by-play), Jay Riley (analyst) and Pat Evans (reporter) will call the action. The pregame show will begin at 4 p.m. and there will be a 45-minute postgame show.

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, #LetsGo210 and #BirdsUp. All Roadrunner fans are encouraged to follow UTSA Football and UTSA Athletics on X (Twitter) and UTSA on XInstagram and Facebook.

Campus experience

During the football season, the Monument lights and Student Union Tower lights will glow blue and orange during home game weeks. After a UTSA win, the lights turn orange in celebration for the rest of the weekend.

Shea Conner

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