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UTSA Football FAQ

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 05/05/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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Where will home football games be played?
The Roadrunners will play their home football games at the Alamodome. 

When will UTSA play its first football game?
UTSA will play its first football game on Sept. 3, 2011, against Northeastern (Okla.) State. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

In what conference will UTSA play?
The football team will play a 10-game schedule as an NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS/formerly Division I-AA) independent in 2011. UTSA has received an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and will move all 17 of its sports into that league beginning with the 2012-13 academic year. In 2012, the football team will play a 12-game schedule, including six games against members of the WAC, but that league schedule has yet to be determined. The 2012 and 2013 seasons will be reclassification years as the team transitions to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS/formerly Division I-A). In 2014, the program will be a full FBS member and will be bowl eligible. To see the 2011 and future UTSA football schedules, click here.

Where will the football team practice?
The team currently practices at Dub Farris Stadium located near the intersection of Loop 1604 and Hausman Road. Eventually, the team will practice at the planned athletics complex at the UTSA Park West campus.

Can fans watch the team practice?
The majority of practices will be closed. Some practices and scrimmages may be open to the public at the head coach’s discretion.

How can prospective student-athletes send in their information?
Click here to fill out a recruiting questionnaire online. Prospective student-athletes and student managers also can send an e-mail to the coaching staff at

Will the football program include a marching band and cheerleading squad?
UTSA already sponsors a spirit program, which consists of cheerleading and pom squads. For more information, please contact Jason Gregory at (210) 458-6662 or click here. A marching band is being formed as part of the UTSA Music Department under the direction of Ron Ellis. To donate to the marching band program please contact Jana Kennelly at (210) 458-5125 or

When will season tickets go on sale?
Season tickets are on sale now. You may purchase tickets to football games and all UTSA Athletics events online by clicking here or by calling (210) 458-UTSA.

How much will tickets cost?
Click here to visit our football season ticket Web page for all the important information. Individual game ticket and group outing prices will be announced at a later date.   

How can I choose my seat location?
You will not choose your seat location at the time of your season ticket order. Donors will choose seat locations in order of their Loyalty Points, which are given through the Roadrunner Athletic Fund. Appointment times will be set for May and June 2011 in order of Loyalty Points for donors to choose their seats. Current donors to the Roadrunner Athletic Fund always will have priority for seat selection, therefore, it is important to review the Loyalty Points information and know how you earn points. People that placed a deposit on season tickets prior to July 2010 but are not donors will pick next and those that are not donors and did not pay a deposit will pick last in order of earliest purchase date. 

What are Loyalty Points and how do they affect me?
The Loyalty Points system rewards supporters of UTSA Athletics by recognizing both annual giving and season ticket purchases. The Loyalty Points system will allow the Roadrunner Athletic Fund to fairly distribute valued items such as premier seating locations for season tickets in football and basketball, as well as ticket availability for special events such as NCAA Tournaments (including future Final Fours), tickets for away games and any other event where ticket demand exceeds availability. 

How do I earn Loyalty Points?
You earn Loyalty Points by donating to the Roadrunner Athletic Fund and purchasing UTSA Athletics season tickets. Click here to visit the Loyalty Points Web page for a detailed explanation of how many points you will earn for different activities. If you purchase any football season tickets at the Charter Level or above, there is donation included in that ticket price so you are earning Loyalty Points for your donation and for purchasing season tickets. 

Why does the Athletics Department need donations when the school gets state aid plus tuition from all its students?
The Athletics Department does not receive any state aid or tuition money. Its budget is funded by student fees, donations and sponsorship/ticket sales. Annual donations to the Roadrunner Athletic Fund help pay for scholarships, recruitment of student athletes, recruitment and retention of the highest quality staff and coaches, academic support, team travel and other operating expenses. 

Are my donations tax deductible?
In most cases, donations to the Roadrunner Athletic Fund are 80% tax deductible. This means that you may deduct 80% of your donation amount on your taxes. Donors are advised to consult with their tax advisors for specific instructions regarding tax issues. 

Can I donate right now?
Of course. Just click here to donate to the Roadrunner Athletic Fund and start earning Loyalty Points today. 

How do I know how many Loyalty Points I have?
Members will be able to access their points total online. Calculations for the 2011 football season are complete and totals will not be recalculated until Spring 2012.

What if I have the same number of Loyalty Points as other fans?
Ties will be broken in this order: (1) your current year Roadrunner Athletic Fund donation (2) your consecutive years of giving to the Roadrunner Athletic Fund (3) your cumulative lifetime donations to the Athletic Fund and (4) date of season ticket purchase.

Will I be able to keep my seats every year?
You will be able to keep the same seats most years provided you renew your season tickets before the deadline and you maintain the necessary minimum level of annual giving for your seating section. Although we do not plan on making any changes to the ticket prices or donation levels in the near future, if price increases in the future do take place, you will have to continue to meet the minimum requirements in order to maintain your seat location. Reseating, where every season ticket holder will be ranked by Loyalty Points and pick their seats again, will take place in the future and this will be done to maintain fairness to all our donors. 

Do I need to purchase football tickets if I will be a student in Fall 2011?
Students enrolled at UTSA during the Fall 2011 semester will be admitted for free to all home athletic events, including football games, as long as they have a valid student ID. Students will be informed of the process for obtaining their tickets to football games prior to the inaugural season starting. 

Will there be special tickets or seating areas for UTSA faculty/staff members?
UTSA faculty/staff members are eligible for a special price on season tickets. Please refer to our football season ticket Web page for all the information. However, faculty/staff members will be choosing their seats just like everyone else, meaning in order of how many Loyalty Points they have earned through the Roadrunner Athletic Fund. They will receive a special rate on season tickets but will be choosing their seat location according to the same rules as all other UTSA donors and fans. 

How will football affect UTSA’s commitment to become a national research university?
UTSA has long been a university of first choice and it provides access to excellence for more than 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Football will not change this. UTSA is still on target to become a national research university. That means an increase in the number of academic programs, more contributions to the economic success of San Antonio and the region and an enhanced student life. We are simply adding a championship-driven Division I football program to the list.

How can I find out the latest updates on UTSA Football and be one of the first to know when tickets go on sale?
Just go to our "Get The Latest Info" Web page, fill out the form completely and submit it. You will receive all the latest info and promotions from UTSA Athletics including football updates. You can also ask to be contacted by a UTSA Athletics staff member to assist you with your football questions. Click here to sign up now.

Who can I contact to get further questions answered?
You can contact the UTSA Athletics Ticket Office at (210) 458-UTSA or with any questions about football tickets. For specific questions about the Roadrunner Athletic Fund, please contact Tim Boeder at (210) 458-4665 or

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