UTSA/East Carolina football game fan information

Roadrunners to host Pirates for Homecoming at 2:30 p.m. Saturday

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA has released the following information for fans planning to attend the Roadrunners’ Homecoming Game against East Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 28. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the Alamodome.

Saturday will mark UTSA’s annual Homecoming Game. Numerous festivities throughout the week are planned for a celebration of UTSA spirit, tradition and pride. The Spirit of San Antonio will have a special halftime performance, which will also include the announcement of the Spirit of the Roadrunner. For more information, please visit utsa.edu/homecoming.

UTSA Athletics will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class this weekend. The inaugural class is made up of McKenzie Adams (volleyball/women’s basketball), Devin Brown (men’s basketball), Marcus Davenport (football) and Tameka Roberts (women’s track & field/women’s basketball), as well as former head football coach Larry Coker and former athletics director Lynn Hickey. The UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, while the Hall of Fame plaques will be unveiled to the inductees on Saturday morning at the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence. The group will be honored on the field during the football game against East Carolina on Saturday afternoon at the Alamodome.

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

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 Southwest Box Office will open at 10:30 a.m. and all other Alamodome box offices will open at noon. Customer service windows are located at the Northeast and Southeast box offices.

The Alamodome Clear Bag Policy is in effect all season.

With Muertos Fest, San Antonio’s largest Dia de los Muertos celebration, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the new Hemisfair Civic Park, disruptions to traffic and parking are expected. Fans are advised to plan ahead, arriving early for parking options or utilize VIA’s Park & Ride. For a look at downtown street and lane closures, visit https://www.sanantonio.gov/PublicWorks/News-and-Media/Street-Closures/Downtown-Lane-Closures.

Doors open to the public at 1 p.m. Please enter the stadium well before kickoff to avoid long lines.

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 317-319 will be open for student general admission seating. The Spirit of San Antonio band will occupy Sections 127-128.

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 8 a.m. and the ITC lots will open at 11:30 a.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. The Alamodome parking lots close to tailgating one hour after the conclusion of the game. 

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 several paid public parking lots in the general vicinity of the Alamodome and downtown San Antonio. For the City’s available downtown parking, visit https://gis.sanantonio.gov/CCDO/DowntownParking/index.html.

Alamodome parking lots will open at 8 a.m. and close one hour after the conclusion of the game. Tailgating is not permitted in the ITC parking lots. For more information and City of San Antonio tailgating guidelines, please visit goUTSA.com.

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.

Via will offer Park & Ride Service with 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.

A discount fare of $1.30 roundtrip (two one-way trips of .65¢ each) is available for children ages 5-13; senior citizens 62 years and older; Medicare recipients; persons with disabilities; and students with a valid VIA ID.

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 for free. VIA bus passes are not valid for this service. VIA’s Day Pass, 7-Day Pass, 31-Day Pass and U-Pass are valid for Special Event Service.

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. 

UTSA Roadrunners mobile app is all new. Through the app, UTSA fans will enjoy a personalized mobile experience with the ability to manage tickets, shop for official UTSA Athletics merchandise and receive breaking news and score notifications for the teams they follow. Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “UTSA Roadrunners.”

To be part of the Rowdy Light Show during introductions, download/update the UTSA Roadrunners app, click on the MORE menu option at the bottom, then click on Rowdy Light Show and accept all permissions.  

Located in the H-E-B Plaza and VIA Bridge on the north side of the Alamodome, Fan Zone opens at 11:30 a.m. and is completely free for all UTSA fans to take part in pregame festivities, which include:

  • Live performances
  • Interactive games
  • Free UTSA gear and prizes
  • Halloween candy
  • Fans can register to win a 2023 Chevrolet Colorado that will be given away at the South Florida game on Nov. 17 
  • Dogs for adoption from the Animal Defense League of Texas at the North Park Subaru
  • Children’s inflatable obstacle course 
  • Interactive displays from UTSA sponsors

Spirit Walk will take place at 12:15 p.m. UTSA head football coach Jeff Traylor and the football team will walk from Cherry Street down Roadrunner Alley, which is located between parking lots B and C. Rowdy the Roadrunner, UTSA Cheer and the Spirit of San Antonio marching band welcome the team as they walk along the path and into the Alamodome prior to the game.

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

• The UTSA Student Indoor Tailgate is the gathering spot for UTSA students inside the Alamodome on game day. Free food and beverage will be available (while supplies last). The UTSA Student Indoor Tailgate is open from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the north end of Field Level. Students may access the Student Indoor Tailgate by entering the dome near the HEB Plaza "Fan Zone" and head down the stairs to the Field Level.

• The UTSA Alumni Association hosts the Forever Rowdy Tailgate on game day. The tailgate will open at 11:30 a.m. Fans can enjoy food, drinks, and activities “carnival style,” which means entry into the tailgate area is FREE for everyone. Coupons will be available to purchase for enjoying food and drinks. For more information, please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/utsaalumni/1041109.

Saturday’s game will air on ESPN+ and via the ESPN mobile app. Ted Emrich (play-by-play), Doc Holliday (analyst) and Smacker Miles (reporter) will call the action. The game will air live in the San Antonio area on Sports Radio AM 760 The Ticket, online at Ticket760.com and via the free iHeartRadio app. Andy Everett (play-by-play), Jay Riley (analyst) and Pat Evans (reporter) have the call. There will be a two-hour pregame and 45-minute postgame show.