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UTSA/Rice football game fan information

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA has released the following information for fans planning to attend the Roadrunners’ home game against Rice on Saturday, Nov. 11. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Alamodome.

Saturday will mark UTSA’s annual Military Appreciation game. San Antonio is Military City USA and UTSA is proud to support our active-duty and veteran military members. Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, Commander, Sixteenth Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber, and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (Air Force), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, will provide the pregame coin toss. There will be a special military-related delivery of the game ball during pregame ceremonies, and the National Anthem will feature a “living flag.”

At halftime, an Oath of Enlistment ceremony will take place on the field. Additionally, the UTSA Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band and Rice University Marching Owl Band will hold a combined performance that honors the military. Daniel Conway and Associates will be presenting two UTSA ROTC students with a scholarship.  

Tickets are on sale by calling or texting 210-458-UTSA (8872) or visiting UTSA has transitioned to digital tickets through the 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 Southwest Box Office will open at 2:30 p.m. and all other Alamodome box offices will open at 4 p.m. Customer service windows are located at the Northeast and Southeast box offices.

The UTSA Athletics Department is taking community support to a new level, donating more than 5,000 tickets to military families through the “Tickets for Troops” program, thanks in large part to the support of Harvey Najim, Brad Beldon and Bill and Sid Greehey. The “Tickets for Troops” program is the embodiment of UTSA Athletics’ commitment to being a positive force in the community. By giving back on a significant scale within Military City USA, it demonstrates a dedication that extends beyond success on the field to supporting those who serve. UTSA has donated the tickets to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB and local veteran organizations to attend Saturday’s game.

The Alamodome Clear Bag Policy is in effect all season.

With several other events scheduled for downtown on Saturday, including the San Antonio’s Veterans Day Parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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

Doors open to the public at 5 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 noon. and the ITC lots will open at 3:30 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. 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

Alamodome parking lots will open at noon 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

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 3:30 p.m. The last shuttle to the game will depart campus at 6 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 3:30 p.m. and is completely free for all UTSA fans to take part in pregame festivities, which include:

  • Military and interactive displays from UTSA sponsors
  • Children’s inflatable obstacle course 
  • Free UTSA gear and prizes
  • 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
  • H-E-B in-store product sampling
  • Free frozen custard from Shake Shack 

Spirit Walk will take place at 4:15 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 Alumni Association hosts the Forever Rowdy Tailgate on game day. The tailgate will open at 3:30 p.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

Saturday’s game will air on ESPNU, on WatchESPN and via the ESPN mobile app. Drew Carter (play-by-play) and Dustin Fox (analyst) will call the action. The game will air live in the San Antonio area on Sports Radio AM 760 The Ticket, online at, via the free iHeartRadio app and on SiriusXM 384. 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.