UTSA is a relatively new football program, but the tailgate scene outside of the Alamodome has already started to grow into one you wouldn’t want to miss. The Alamodome has an official capacity over 65,000 with limited parking, but fans still find room to tailgate. Most of the students from the school come out to the game since it’s less than 20 minutes away from campus creating a fun and festive atmosphere similar to those found at on-campus stadiums.
On weekday games the lots will open at 1 pm and weekends at 8 am, but you’ll want to line up hours before to ensure you get a good spot. The lots fill quickly as pickups, campers and RV’s storm the stadium. As you walk through the tailgate, you’ll see many fans bring in their large smokers for Texas BBQ. In addition to the great food, the fans play a variety of drinking games and throw the football around.
There are a few unique food items to be on the lookout for when walking through the tailgate. The fans have introduced UTSA inspired food items such as the Blue and Orange Slaw, Spicy Grilled French Fries, Smoked Corn Chowder, and Chili Beer marinated brats. These delicious UTSA style foods will ensure that you’ll never leave a Roadrunners tailgate without feeling full.
Approximately two and half hours before kickoff all the fans gather together to cheer on the team as they enter the stadium. During the Spirit Walk, everyone gathers around Hoefgen Avenue as Rowdy, the cheerleaders, and marching band leads the team into the stadium. This gameday tradition gets everyone pumped up and ready for the game and is quickly becoming a staple of UTSA game days.Watch video
Where to tailgate
Roadrunner StationThe official alumni tailgate offers fans the opportunity to tailgate with fellow Roadrunner fans. The tailgate starts three hours before kickoff and serves plenty of food, beer, and other beverages.
Lot C and B of the AlamodomeThe biggest and best tailgates are located in these lots, so when making your way to the Stadium make sure to stop to get a good idea of just how seriously UTSA fans take tailgating.