Atmosphere

The entire town comes out for UTEP football games, as is tradition throughout the state of Texas where regardless of the level of play everyone has football fever. Every small town shuts down to support their local team, and El Paso is no exception. Local pride is instilled throughout the fan base, and you’ll find that these fans have an undying support for their Miners.

When tailgating at UTEP, you’ll find a wealth of tailgate options and places to tailgate, as football is big business in Texas. Kidd Field offers premium tailgating that is perfect for those of you looking to set up a tailgate party for a large group. At UTEP you’ll also find plenty of space to toss around the pigskin with friends as Glory Field provides an open space for engaging in activities. You’ll also find traditional parking lot tailgating as well as there are plenty of donor as well as free lots around the stadium to meet your tailgating needs.

If you’re looking for some pregame fun outside of the tailgating consult our bar recommendation list for some great options near the campus. The Entertainment District offers a wide variety of bars, nightclubs, restaurants of all kinds and most are only a 15-minute walk away from the stadium.  
No matter how you like to party before, a big game UTEP has you covered offering a wealth of tailgating options that few schools can match.

Traditions

UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame housed in the Larry K Durham Sports Center offers fans an excellent opportunity to relive some of the greatest moments in Miners history. Here you’ll find tributes to all-time greats across a variety of sports, so make sure to stop by when attending a UTEP game.

Miner Alley

Located between the bookstore and the parking garage on Sun Bowl Drive, Miner Alley offers a great place for fans and students to tailgate before heading into the game. On game days the area is transformed into one of the main tailgating hubs, so make sure to stop by and get in the Miners gameday spirit.

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Kidd Field

Kidd Field is located to the east of Sun Bowl Stadium and offers you the opportunity to tailgate in style. At Kidd Field you and your 50 closest friends can rent tailgate tents for every UTEP home game. Tent rentals include chairs, tables, and the option to reserve caterers. Kidd Field is also home to the Miner Athletic Club Tailgate, which features food, drinks, and special giveaways.

Play Area at Glory Field

If you like tossing the pigskin around before watching the game then be sure to stop by Glory Field. Glory Field allows you to experience the FieldTurf Classic HD CoolPlay surface found in Sun Bowl Stadium for yourself and is a great place to spend a Saturday morning tossing the ball around with your buddies.

Where to tailgate

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