Football Fan Guide
PARKINGDONOR PARKING PASSES: Miner Athletic Club members who have captain's club, gold and silver donor reserved season tickets will receive a parking pass for one of the following lots: P5, P6, P13, PG1, R1, R2, R3, R4, S3, S4, North Sun Bowl (P8, P9, P10, P11, S5), Press Box (P7). Please note all donor parking passes will be verified and punched at the entrance of the designated donor lots.
SEASON TICKET-HOLDERS & GENERAL PUBLIC: All other season ticket holders and general public patrons can park in any of the following lots free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis: Inner Campus, Schuster Street Lots (P1, P2, P3, P4, S1, S2) and Rudolph Lot.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES (RV), CAMPERS and/or LARGE TRAILERS: Parking for Recreational Vehicles, Campers and/or Large Trailers will be located in Schuster Lot, P4 only. A parking fee of $20 per game or $100 for the season will be assessed for each Recreational Vehicle, Camper and/or Trailer. Passes may be purchased through the Ticket Center. Game management personnel will be staffing the entrance of Schuster Lot, P4. P4 will open at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each game. For specific inquiries regarding RV's, Campers and/or Trailers, please contact the Ticket Center at 747-5234.
DISABLED PARKING: Disabled parking is located in P9 immediately north of the Sun Bowl. Additional parking is located in the R6 parking lot located off Sun Bowl Dr. at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Disabled patrons can enter the designated lot by displaying a county-issued disabled parking placard or license plate. Please have proper identification available to access these lots. Disabled overflow shuttle service will be available from R6 to the Sun Bowl Stadium. For questions or assistance, call 747-6635 or TDD/TTY 747-5007.
PARKING GARAGE: No tailgating activities of any kind allowed in the parking structure. No loitering. It will open to the public for parking on Game Day at 12 noon. The cost of the parking pass: $50 for season pass, $10 for individual game day. Pre-purchase season passes at the Athletic Season Ticket Office: 201 Glory Road.
The location to purchase an individual game parking pass is the UTEP Ticket Center beginning August 25th. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you haven't paid in advance you will be required to pay before you exit the garage.
On Game Day, you will be able to pay for your parking pass at the following locations: The Ticket Stone House on the South/Scoreboard side of the stadium, the Ticket Center located on the northside under the LKD building, at guest services located on the north side and east side of the stadium.
No overnight parking allowed or you may be subject to towing at owner's expense. Levels 1 and 2 are reserved for donor and season pass holders only. Levels 3-5 are first come first served. No restroom facilities available in the parking garage.
UTEP FOOTBALL TRAFFIC PLAN: Fans are encouraged to arrive early at the stadium. Please note: the inner campus will not open until noon on game days. The following is a list of suggested routes to the various parking lots:
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS & GENERAL PUBLIC: The traffic plan for the upcoming season is as follows:
I-10 Eastbound Arrivals:
We ask your assistance in the facilitation of donor parking by placing your parking pass on the rear view mirror with designated lot facing the front of the vehicle so that it may be read by law enforcement and parking lot attendants (see map located on donor parking pass for directions to lot locations)
Donor Assigned Areas:
UTEP SHUTTLE SERVICE: A shuttle service to the stadium will be offered for our handicapped lot S6. The shuttle drop off area is behind the press box (P7) and Glory Rd. and Randolph.
SUN METRO SHUTTLE SERVICE: The shuttle begins running three hours before kick-off, every 30 minutes, from the Union Plaza Transit Terminal located at 400 West San Antonio. All fans will be driven directly to the Sun Metro UTEP Football Shuttle stop at Glory Rd. and Randolph. Return trips will begin after the third quarter of the football game. The fare for the shuttle is $1.00 round trip (Youth 6 & under ride free). Parking at the Union Plaza Trolley Transit Terminal is $3.00. For more information, call 533-3333 or visit us at www.sunmetro.org.
TICKETS/TICKET CENTER HOURS
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Individual game tickets will go on sale Monday, August 25th at the north side of the Sun Bowl or by calling 747-5234. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Single-game ticket prices are $20 (Youth-$15), $25 (Youth-$15), $41 and $51. An additional $3.00 fee will be applied to all game tickets sold at all points of purchase (A $1.50 UTEP surcharge and an additional $1.50 game management fee. The fee will cover the cost of security, clean-up and free shuttle service of Miner home games). Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster at 544-8444 or Ticketmaster.com with additional surcharges.
Children two years old or younger are admitted free (child must sit on lap of ticket patron accompanying the child).
Game day: Sun Bowl North box office location hours open 10 a.m. and remain open through the end of halftime. Sun Bowl South box office location will open at noon and remain open through the end of halftime. Tickets are also available in the ticket trailer on the east side of the Don Haskins Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Will-call tickets that have been purchased prior to the game may be picked up at either the North or South box office.
GROUP TICKETS: Discount ticket prices are available for groups of 50 or more. Group Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available on game day. For more information, please call 747-6782.
PEPSI MINER TOWN: The Pepsi Miner Town is conveniently located at Glory Road Field, just north of the Sun Bowl. Tailgate in style with your friends, family and/or business. UTEP Food Services now offers a great value on all your tailgating needs. Purchase a chalet for $600 (80-100 people). Accommodations for larger groups available. Pepsi Miner Town opens four hours prior to kick-off and closes at the beginning of the first quarter. For more information, please call 747-6782.
SOUTHWEST DAIRY FARMERS FUN ZONE: Features fun and games for children. Opens one and a half hours before kick-off and remains open through the end of halftime of each game. Located off the east concourse of the Sun Bowl. Admission to the Fun Zone is free of charge with a game ticket.
ENGLISH RADIO BROADCAST: All games- home and away - can be heard in El Paso and throughout the Southwest on The Fox, KOFX 92.3 FM. The veteran trio of Jon Teicher, Bernie Ricono and sideline reporter Jeff Limberg call the action beginning one hour prior to kickoff. After the game tune in to the Locker Room Report, including Coach Price's comments, and then have your say on Miner Talk by calling toll-free 1-866-477-7020.
SPANISH RADIO BROADCAST: KSVE 1150 AM will carry all UTEP Football games in Spanish. Omar Ropele (play-by-play) and former Miner Mike Perez (color) are the commentators.
Mike Price RADIO SHOW: Can be heard weekly on The Fox, KOFX-FM 92.3. Fans are invited to attend the shows which will originate alternately from Border City Ale House, 1506 N. Lee Trevino on the east side of El Paso and at Brew Sports Pub and Grill, 8041 N. Mesa on the west side. All shows will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Border City Ale House: Monday August 25, Wednesday September 10, Wednesday September 24, Wednesday October 8, Wednesday October 22, Wednesday November 5, Wednesday Nov. 19
Brew Sports Pub & Grill: Wednesday September 3, Wednesday September 17, Wednesday October 1, Wednesday October 15, Wednesday October 29, Wednesday November 12, Tuesday November 25
Mike Price TV SHOW: Can be seen twice weekly on Time Warner Cable MetroSports Southwest Channel 24. Shows will air each Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. with the exception of the season's first show, Tuesday August 26 and Wednesday August 27 at 6:30 p.m. and the season's final show Wednesday November 26 and Thursday November 27 at 6:30 p.m.
TAILGATING: Tailgating begins at 8:00 A.M. for Saturday home games. All Miner Fans are free to tailgate in venue parking lots, but they cannot reserve spaces and are limited to one parking space per vehicle, due to limited availability. Patrons should tailgate directly in front of or behind their vehicle. Tailgating space will be limited so that vehicle traffic will not be obstructed. INNER CAMPUS WILL OPEN AT NOON FOR ALL SATURDAY HOME GAMES. All glass containers are not permitted in tailgating areas or inner campus. Unlicensed motor vehicles are prohibited on university property examples: golf cart and segway. Tailgating will cease at the end of the 1st quarter with all participants required to enter the stadium or leave university property at this time. One person will be allowed to stay with the larger tailgates to keep belongings safe. All fans must leave university property one hour after the conclusion of the game. Please note there will be charcoal dumping areas in each lot. Dumping of charcoal in the parking lot or on University property is prohibited. For specific inquiries regarding tailgating, please contact the Miner Athletic Club at 747-8759.
WHAT YOU CAN/CAN'T BRING INTO THE STADIUM: Alcohol, food and beverages, pets, laser pointers, whistles, air horns, electronic sound devices, weapons, fireworks, bottles/glass containers, umbrellas, coolers/ice chests, video recorders, signs/banners and strollers are not permitted in the Sun Bowl Stadium. Cameras and seat cushions are permitted (seat cushions cannot have reclining backs and may not be greater then 18" wide). Smoking is not allowed in the Sun Bowl. Please note there are no pay phones located in the Sun Bowl concourse.
GATES/KICK-OFF: All Gates (North, Southeast, Southwest, East and West) will open one and a half hours prior to the designated kick-off time of each home game.
UTEP MINER FAN CLUBS: Miner Fan Clubs meet throughout the course of the 2008-09 athletic year. For meeting times or more information, contact the Miner Athletic Club at 747-8759.
Meet every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at Coach's Radio Show. The Touchdown Club's annual membership prices are as follows: $75 (bronze package, individual/senior out-of-towner), $200 (silver package,individual/ family), $350 (gold package, spouse and two children) and $500 (platinum package, corporate). For more information, please call (915) 433-9227.