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UTEP Football Game Day Guide

Last Updated on September 05, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Originally published September 05, 2017

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

The UTEP football team will begin its home schedule versus Rice on at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the Sun Bowl. The following tips and information concerning parking, tailgating and Sun Bowl stadium policies are designed to help guide fans’ event planning and ensure a safe, family-friendly, enjoyable and entertaining experience for all.

Paydirt Pete tailgates with UTEP fans on game day.
Paydirt Pete tailgates with UTEP fans on game day. Photo: UTEP Communications

Parking: One tailgate setup is allowed per parking space, to include vehicle, canopies and cooking area. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Tailgating should take place within 4 feet in front of or behind your vehicle. No tailgating is allowed in the parking garages. Overnight parking, with the exception of ticketed RVs, is not allowed on University property.

Tailgating: Glass containers are not allowed anywhere on campus during game days.

Kegs, beer balls, and other common-source containers also are prohibited on campus and in tailgating areas.

Inner campus tailgates may start at 2 p.m. while outer lots may begin at 8 a.m. Tailgaters must enter the Sun Bowl Stadium by the end of the first quarter. One person may stay at each tailgating site during the game if there is a large setup.

No drinking games of any kind are allowed. 

For maps, regulations and more details, visit the tailgating website.

Here is other pertinent game day information that fans should know. 

Where to Park: Please note that due to spaces being lost in the SB2 lot across from Kelly Hall, the SB3 lot is now open with the closest free parking south of Sun Bowl Stadium. Free parking is also available in the following lots: SB2, SCG (south of Sun Bowl Stadium), and SC2 (ADA only), SC3 and SC4 (on Schuster Avenue). A courtesy shuttle is available to and from the south lots only.

RV Parking: RV parking is available in the SC1 lot (on Schuster Avenue). The lot opens at 5 p.m. the day before the game. RV season passes are $250 and are available by calling 915-747-6150.

ADA Parking: ADA parking is located in the SC2 lot off of Schuster Drive by the roundabout of the Spur 1966. Free shuttles will be available from the parking area to the press box for patrons with ADA tickets in sections 1-5. Shuttles will also be available from the parking area to the North Sun Bowl entrance for patrons with ADA tickets in sections 13 & 15. Both shuttles start running two hours before kickoff and resume operation at the end of the third quarter until all patrons are serviced. 

Sun Metro Service: Sun Metro is offering multiple Park+Ride locations with direct bus service to all UTEP football home games for $3 round trip fare. Locations are as follows: Mission Valley Transfer Center (9065 Alameda Ave.), Westside Transfer Center (7535 Remcon Circle), Union Plaza Transit Terminal (400 W. San Antonio), Northeast Transfer Center (9348 Dyer St.), Eastside Transfer Center (1165 Sunmount Drive) and the Park+Ride on Edgemere near R.C. Poe. Free parking is available at all but the Union Plaza Transit Terminal. For complete details and departure times, visit or call 915-212-3333.

Football season tickets are available by calling 915-747-6150. Season tickets start at $55 and family packs (two adults/two youth) are just $190. Individual tickets, starting at $12, are available by calling 915-747-5234.